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June 6, 1944 3 months 2 weeks ago #287742

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Please take a minute to remember all those that lost their lives during the D-Day invasion.

R.I.P. to all those brave souls
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June 6, 1944 3 months 2 weeks ago #287747

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jerseyshorejohnny wrote: Please take a minute to remember all those that lost their lives during the D-Day invasion.

R.I.P. to all those brave souls


So many people seem unaware of 'history'.
I'm haunted by the legendary, God-awful dates of those years.
Some phenomenal books about that War.
The 'Greatest generation' for sure.
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June 6, 1944 3 months 2 weeks ago #287775

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jerseyshorejohnny wrote: Please take a minute to remember all those that lost their lives during the D-Day invasion.

R.I.P. to all those brave souls


Thanks Jersey Shore.
On the Yankee game tonight in Toronto, Canada, the announcers mentioned Yogi Berra landing on the Normandy beaches and the Canadians landing along with the GIs. So many pro athletes served during WWII and other wars.
Blessings to every veteran of every era. Sports are fun. Wars are reality. Let’s always keep perspective.
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June 6, 1944 3 months 2 weeks ago #287777

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Sherman, Sheridan & Grant wrote:

jerseyshorejohnny wrote: Please take a minute to remember all those that lost their lives during the D-Day invasion.

R.I.P. to all those brave souls


Thanks Jersey Shore.
On the Yankee game tonight in Toronto, Canada, the announcers mentioned Yogi Berra landing on the Normandy beaches and the Canadians landing along with the GIs. So many pro athletes served during WWII and other wars.
Blessings to every veteran of every era. Sports are fun. Wars are reality. Let’s always keep perspective.


I believe it was Michael Kay, interviewing yogi on yes, asked if he was afraid of getting shot. "No, not at all " Before Kay could finish a sentence about how brave Yogi was, Berra continued, "I was afraid of drowning"

Strategically launched on a pitch black, moonless night, troops stepped off launch boats with 80 pound packs strapped to them. If you were in 4 feet of water or less you were safe. 12 feet and you were dead.

Yogi, one of the greatest Yankees and greatest generation too
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June 6, 1944 3 months 2 weeks ago #287779

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Sherman, Sheridan & Grant wrote:

jerseyshorejohnny wrote: Please take a minute to remember all those that lost their lives during the D-Day invasion.

R.I.P. to all those brave souls


Thanks Jersey Shore.
On the Yankee game tonight in Toronto, Canada, the announcers mentioned Yogi Berra landing on the Normandy beaches and the Canadians landing along with the GIs. So many pro athletes served during WWII and other wars.
Blessings to every veteran of every era. Sports are fun. Wars are reality. Let’s always keep perspective.


I believe it was Michael Kay, interviewing yogi on yes, asked if he was afraid of getting shot. "No, not at all " Before Kay could finish a sentence about how brave Yogi was, Berra continued, "I was afraid of drowning"

Strategically launched on a pitch black, moonless night, troops stepped off launch boats with 80 pound packs strapped to them. If you were in 4 feet of water or less you were safe. 12 feet and you were dead.

Yogi, one of the greatest Yankees and greatest generation too


Yeah, i think some guys had up to 100 pounds of stuff strapped to them. Some landing cruiser captains panicked under the heavy fire and opened the landing decks too soon, leading to many guys drowning.
Plus, it was hell on the beaches when they got there!
One irony is that Hitler was fooled by Allied communications and thought we might invade at Calais and so had to split his forces between the two coastal areas.
Thank God!
Luv 'Saving Private Ryan'...very Hollywood but a very poignant and great movies.

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One thanksgiving about 15 years ago, we invited my brother in law's dad , as well as my wife's aunts and uncle, who as teenagers lived through parts of the war italy. My brother in law's dad was part of the Normandy invasion I learned that day. I called him a hero, and he politely said "I'm not a hero." I persisted and said "Of course you were a hero." He responded a little louder and this time a little tersely, "Im NOT a hero ok?" Once again i persisted "Look you served our nation in combat. You're definitely a hero" Raising his voice to almost a shout he said once and for all, "I'm not a hero. We buried our heroes that day. I just did my job"

The horrors of war stay with those who see combat. We glorify military victory and as many of us never served a day cannot imagine the hell that is war, even if the cause is just. Thank God for the millions of Allied forces, especially Americans, especially those who laid down their lives during WWII.
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I'm reminded to thank the Boys of Pointe du Hoc for my freedom.

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