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4 years 44 weeks ago, 11:05 AM

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My dad cried

Not long ago my dad who is 87 cried.
He had memories of being in Germany
in May of 1944 and took a canteen off
of a dead American soldier. He used
the canteen cover as a pad on the butt
of his M1 Garand because his shoulder
hurt so bad after months of shooting it
everyday.
I told my dad if he had taked his ring or watch he
should cry but military equipment is a differant story
If that soldier had had one more breath he would
have said Jack take this you might can use it
My dad said he did think of that man every time
he took aim at a German and pulled the trigger

This may not mean much to you but I talked to my dad
last week and he cried again thinking about what
happened 65 years ago.

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 44 weeks ago, 11:21 AM

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Awesome

Story...make sure you keep that story going, record your Dad telling that story, it's something your kids and grandkids should hear. Don't let the story pass with your Dad!!!

Patrolman Kato
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4 years 44 weeks ago, 11:33 AM

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shit, I know why it's hard for (real) vets to tell their stories.
My greatest respect goes to those who were in the thick of it.

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4 years 44 weeks ago, 11:43 AM

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amen to that Lew

You and i both had it easier than a lot of the others, moments of possible terror perhaps, but all in all, a lot easier to deal with than what our breteren went thru.

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
4 years 44 weeks ago, 11:47 AM

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Thanks Guys

I'll pass it on to my dad that I'm not the only
one who is prowd of him.

GOD BLESS THE USA

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4 years 44 weeks ago, 11:51 AM

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Lost Pop in 96, it's pretty cool when you can say that you have more respect for your dad than any other man youve ever met.. and i can, and do.. Say Hi to him for us.. better yet, ask him to come up on gunslot.. OK talk to ebear first to make sure he doesn't hit on him, then ask pop..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
4 years 44 weeks ago, 12:20 PM

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CW

You dad did the same thing as my papaw and all other survivors of WWII did. They fought for what was right. My papaw Staff Sergeant Marcus H. Ramey was in the Philippines during WWII. I never met my papaw Marc but grandma told me that he rarely spoke of the war. Papaw marc died in 1985 five years before I was born. Your dad did what he had to do to survive. Your dad has my undying respect. God Bless your dad.

By the way. Darrell "Shifty" Powers lived in clinchco which isnt that far away from haysi. How ever "Shifty" passed away.

4 years 44 weeks ago, 12:56 PM

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Snake

Did you get the pic I sent you last night ?

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4 years 44 weeks ago, 1:02 PM

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CW

No, but I sent you a PM to let you know how you can send it.

4 years 44 weeks ago, 10:57 PM

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Awesome gentleman that would still carry the burden. I agree, the soldier would gladly have given it up! I would have I know that, making me cry dammmit!

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