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Happy Veterans Day and thank you for serving. That sentiment meant for all but especially for my father, still alive and kicking as he approaches his 99th birthday. Not many WWII vets left, especially frontline infantry officers. I asked him this morning if he had any dreams about the war last night. He answered, “Hell no. I dreamed about sex.”

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flashingscotsman
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I met a gentleman Sunday who was wearing a hat that said he was a Marine Veteran of both Vietnam and Desert Storm. I was quite impressed, and thanked him very much for his service.

poppajoe49
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LOL! Your dad is a card.
Thank him for his service for me.
I know how he feels about his service. I am proud to have served as well.

MGAP
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I followed the link and bought the book. 75 pages in and I’m enjoying the read; I’m a sucker for just about anything related to WW2 and Viet Nam. First hand accounts from junior officers and NCOs are always more interesting than those from either higher or lower on the command structure IMO. These are the guys that are given the lose/lose orders and somehow manage to make it work. The communication issues that these guys had to deal with must have been extremely frustrating. Then you also have the pissing contests between commanding General Officers that made things even worse. Having read quite a bit on the subject I can say it’s a miracle the Allied forces came out on top.

JPTravis
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Over the last year, Dad has more and more often mentioned the beautiful daughter of the Luxembourg mayor… makes me wonder if there is an X-rated version of that story he never told us. Or maybe not an X-rated version but a stolen kiss or two. Dad had movie-star good looks so I can easily imagine why a young lady would pass over all the rear echelon officers in their dress uniforms and ask the dirty unshaved frontline officer in his battle fatigues for a dance.

MGAP
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Hey, he said he left before the dance. Surely he didn’t… right?

JPTravis
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Right? Maybe I have a Luxembourgian sibling…

Now what would really not surprise me is to learn I have a Vietnamese niece or nephew. My brother went to Vietnam with a steady girlfriend who received a love letter almost every day at first. Then he stopped writing altogether. Then when he got home he immediately went over to his girlfriend’s house and broke up with her. Meanwhile, I was looking at the photographs he took while he was over there and every single one of them had the same beautiful Vietnamese woman in it. Often the photo had both of them together and looking very cozy. They made a cute couple. Right…?

CO2Insanity
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My dad’s dad was career Coast Guard, my mom’s dad was career merchant marine and WW2 navy vet. I bet I have relatives all over the place.

MGAP
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Just finished and thoroughly enjoyed the book. Thank him for his service and sacrifice on my behalf please.

RedRightBlonde
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J.P. may God bless your dear father. I was privileged to have had the opportunity to care for a WWII Veteran. I now fully understand why they are referred to as the Greatest Generation. My wish is that these self-serving ASSHATS would spend some time with these selfless HEROS and emulate them. 🇺🇸

Not so silent
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JPTravis
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Man, there are some awesome photos at that link.

Not so silent
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I saw it and knew I had to post a link.

Not so silent
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