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D-Day

Post by Hovannes » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:45 pm

I used to have coffee with an old gent nearly every morning.
He'd served as a medic at Omaha Beach on D-Day.
He was one of the kindest persons I've ever met.
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A neat old gal, Fran. who also was part of our morning caffeine group told us her brother was a paratrooper who was killed on D-Day.

D-Day makes me think of these people.
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Re: D-Day

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:07 pm

I think of several guys on D-Day, mostly old co-workers that were near retirement age when I entered the workforce or soon after. But one guy in particular was a paratrooper who had lied about his age to enlist, and he was super nice and also super tough.
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Post by ReverendThom » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:15 pm

Here's what I posted on Facebook last night:

As a young kid, I used to deliver the paper to this quiet old man. He was always kind and often tipped me a loonie. To me, he was just a nice, little old man.

Then a couple years ago I see a picture in Maclean's magazine ... and realize that little old man, is the man in the centre of the picture, about to storm the beaches on D-day.

Thanks, Mr. Hasiuk, and to all the other quiet old men & women.Image

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Post by Stanley76 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:13 pm

An amazing generation one and all. I just found out today that the D in D Day stood for "Day". It was originally, The Day. I never knew that before, I am ashamed to say. The forces of good against evil in concrete visible terms.
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Re: D-Day

Post by Goose55 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:00 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:45 pm
I used to have coffee with an old gent nearly every morning.
He'd served as a medic at Omaha Beach on D-Day.
He was one of the kindest persons I've ever met.
"Pappy" Walls
A neat old gal, Fran. who also was part of our morning caffeine group told us her brother was a paratrooper who was killed on D-Day.

D-Day makes me think of these people.
Too many brave allied troops died on D-Day. It is very sad but it turned the tide in the war against Nazi Germany.
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Re: D-Day

Post by CodeMonkey » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:03 am

I know that people have died around the world at different times to secure our freedom. For some reason I always think of the men who perished on
D-Day when I vote. I feel like I owe to all who paid the ultimate sacrifice to cast my vote.
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Re: D-Day

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:02 am

The Longest Day was on last night and I watched it for the umpteenth time, but it's be quite a few years since last I saw it. I had forgotten how many well known actors are in that old movie, and how many from the old James Bond movies. Anyway, it's a little easier to watch than Saving Pvt Ryan I think.
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Re: D-Day

Post by Jester » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:02 am

CodeMonkey wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:03 am
I know that people have died around the world at different times to secure our freedom. For some reason I always think of the men who perished on
D-Day when I vote. I feel like I owe to all who paid the ultimate sacrifice to cast my vote.
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