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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:45 PM

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I couldn't grab this video. It's short. Please watch it. What is your reaction?

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2e2_1283181674

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 7:15 PM

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I think its1. true about the power of music, and 2. He is very noble to tell part of his story. My G-pa was in WWII also, but has spoken not one single word about it since. Thanks for the video!!

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 7:16 PM

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good story

Its a shame that this generation is slowly passing away. Both of my grandfathers served in WWII. One was a medic and the other was a gunner on a B17. They have both passed. They have both told me a lot of great stories that I'll definitely share with my children. The one who was a medic grew up in a small amish community in KS, and was banished and never allowed to return because he enlisted... that’s how strongly their generation felt about standing up for what’s right. The story in the video was a good story, although it really wasn't smart for him to play the trumpet. He could have very easily been dropped. I have tremendous admiration for vets from all conflicts, especially the men who served in WWI and WWII.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 7:19 PM

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My grandpa was a medic also. Still to this day he's called Doc. Its just what they called him over there. I didnt know it wasnt his real name till I was a teenager.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 7:30 PM

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WWII

I had 2 uncles, both now gone that were in WWII, neither one would speak a word about it, at any time.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:04 PM

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Both my grandfathers

served in WWII,one in the Navy,he pasted before I was born.My other went in D-Day.....he just pasted away last year(89 years old) and didn't talk about it until about a year before his death.....come to find out he was awarded two Bronze Stars..........I am proud to say he was my grandfather, Kennis Akers.....the hero that I didn' know until the end......He is my HERO.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:11 PM

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My reaction?

I reckon if you can get an enemy soldier to surrender with a trumpet, that's better than shooting at each other until one of you is dead.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:15 PM

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Evening Vaq!!!

Whatcha up to tonight??

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:22 PM

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Evening to you too!

And to all the other fine folks present here this evening.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:19 PM

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He was on his way to Japan from the Philippines when
the bombs were dropped on Japan.

One story he tells is how a Camel cig saved his life.
He was in Germany, walking with 2 buddies down
a road and he leaned over to light a cig, at that
exact moment the other 2 guys were hit.

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:28 PM

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He is starting to have a few health problems
but still drives and cooks for himself.
Mother will be 87 in Nov, has gone blind and
had to be put in a home. Dad goes to see her
everyday and takes her a lunch he cooked.
They have been married 68 years.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:33 PM

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GOD Bless them!

CW, I still have both my parents, and understand. Every day is a gift from GOD!
For them and me. It gets dicey sometimes.
Bud, do me a favor?, tell your Father I said, Thank You!
Just Joe Citizen appreciating what MEN like your Father did and suffered through for me.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:39 PM

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Thanks Vaquero

He has been a damn good man and father
We was po folk and he worked 2 jobs as
long as I can remember. Now at his
advanced age he is sentimental and really
feels bad that he was away so much.

Both my brother and I got jobs at 13 and 14
and bought all our own cloths etc. Now he
feels bad about that. Damn the man did all
he could do with a 3rd grade education. I
feel no regrets, just glad to have him.

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:46 PM

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You are absolutely welcome! And Thank You for your service also!

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:56 PM

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Glider Battalion.
From Normandy he went to Bastogne Germany
Battle of the Bulge.

Came home with out a scratch. Over 80% of his unit
was wiped out 2 different times.

God was with him

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 9:01 PM

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Any man

that set foot in one of them gliders and came home upright had the Lord with him!
I've been to a couple of silent wings museums.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 9:01 PM

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all of our servicemen past, present, and future, its just sad though, no matter how brave our military is, our wretched government will make sure we lose.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
4 years 7 weeks ago, 9:09 PM

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You just don't know HOW close to the truth you are!!!!!!Believe me!

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 1:53 AM

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My Bothers and Sisters of GunsLot, isn't it sort of strange, it seems, for all of us to converse like this? To pore out our thoughts, feelings, to others we have never met eye to eye with, but some we may have talked with on the phone. We all share the same things, the same American Blood Courses through our veins. We are indeed Brothers and Sisters in thought and deed!
Our Fathers all have fought for God and Country. When I say Fathers, it is ment all our Kin.
The only thing I can think of is, Amen!
Amen to all the comments and feelings expressed on this Page!!
We will not surrender to the likes of bearshit! Or any other Left thinker. Our Blood is too thick for that. May all Unite, and Take back America!!
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4 years 7 weeks ago, 5:39 AM

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In the 10th Gun. Bat. in the Pacific in WWII, he never really talked about but he show my cousins and I maps of the small islands he was on, had red circles on it signifying targets and gun enplancements, we lost him two years ago and my step dad is framing the maps and hanging them on the wall in the basement of the house.

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