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5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:10 AM

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US Army artillery. Expert marksman (with a Howitzer), mouthed off to Patton and survived (He thought Patton was an idiot.), landed at D-Day, a gentle and gracious man, died this morning. He was 96. May God rest his soul. I'm alone this morning--had to tell someone. Thanks.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:19 AM

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Sorry for the loss

Every veteran we lose takes an important piece of history with them. I'm sure he'll find a job upstairs commanding a battery to salute other veterans as they arrive at the gates

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:20 AM

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Sincerest Condolances

Sorry for your loss. He sounds like quiet a man. I'll tip one in his honor and for all of those that fought.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Thoreau
5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:29 AM

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American hero. If I were in your location I would have been honored to sound Taps for him.
Without people like him, we would have been in severe trouble. That is why they are called "The Greatest Generation".

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:34 AM

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We are with you in your grief of a passing warrior and personal friend.

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5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:51 AM

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schuyler

Sorry for your loss. We just buried my grandfather about a month and a half back. He died on my birthday and was a WWII medic who was also at D Day. My other grandfather who died about 8 years back was a gunner on a bomber (B-17, I think). Brave men like your father in law are the reason we're not speaking German today.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
5 years 4 weeks ago, 11:43 AM

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Sorry for your loss as well. We are losing much of our history everytime a vet dies.

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