WW II Marine Veteran Update

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by River Rat, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. River Rat

    River Rat Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 4, 2017
    Some of you will remember my posts of a couple months ago about obtaining a Dress Blue Uniform for a 94 year old WWII Marine. I'm happy to report the uniform has been received, impeccably tailored free of charge at a local mens shop, and a 4th Marine Division patch and Buglerers insignia affixed to the jacket. I have yet to see him in his Blues, but just as soon as I can convince him to pose for a picture one will be forthcoming for you all to see. This weekend he will be participating in an Honor Flight to Washinton D.C. Below is the sign my grandson will be greeting him with upon his return home. Again, thanks to all the good folks on this site who offered help and encouragement getting this wish fulfilled.
     

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  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Well done Sir

    My dad did the Honor Flight last year. A humbling experience for an old Vietnam Vet
     

  3. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    This is excellent - thank you for the update!
     
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  5. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Most excellent news this is. You and your family should be honored as well...
     
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  6. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member

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    Jul 6, 2018
    I'm with SparkyAZ. Our culture has arguably forgotten what it means to sacrifice or even to do without amenities.

    My grandfather was a Seabee in WWII, then US Army in Korea and Vietnam.

    He went on the Honor Flight in 2010.

    Godspeed sir, Godspeed to the veteran, and to our nation.
     
  7. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
  8. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Great to learn this news , thank you to all that volunteered to stand by this member of the Greatest Generation .
    @River Rat , you can hold your head high .
    Much respect Sir .
     
  9. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Thank you for doing this.
     
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  10. john_anch_ak

    john_anch_ak Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 7, 2017
    This makes my heart feel good and brings a tear to my eyes. Glad you were able to do this for this hero.
    My Dad was a WWII Army vet who faught in the Pacific Theater. He never talked much about it and I was too young and dumb to ask him about it. On November 3, 1985 at age 75. He left this world to join others of the Greatest Generation who have been waiting for him all those years.
    GOD bless all veterans of all conflicts they have faught the keep this country free.
     
  11. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    A salute to you and Semper FI to our brother in arms!:usa::thumbs:
     
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  12. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
  13. UBOATDOC

    UBOATDOC THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU......LATER Supporting Addict

    Apr 5, 2015
    I have written about my experience with a large group of WWII veterans I coincidentally encountered at Baltimore Washington International once. I was so humbled at their pride, yet graciousness. I cannot imagine what they endured. I am forever grateful for their sacrifice. Doc
     
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  14. River Rat

    River Rat Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 4, 2017
    ^^^^^ Thanks for getting that link up Red, I had problems obviously.
     

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