Either side deserves our respect and admiration.
that picture at 50 sec in is one to hold on to..
Puts things into perspective.. I remember the news reports of the last "documented" CW vet dying.. A WWII vet today is going to be mid 80's at the YOUNGEST..
I remember having WWI vets that i talked to.. When i got out of the service they were in their early seventies.. A lot of about knowing WWI vets.. Unfortunately thru the "fog" (ok stupidity) of age i don't think i ever asked one of them about it. Sad huh..
This has been on my mind for some time..(not much else going on to compete with) I'm making sure i don't make that same mistake again.. When ever i see a WWII vet hat i make it a point to talk to them.. It's easy to get them to open up..
Think you vets all get the "thanks for your service" stuff.. when you ask a "deuce" vet what theater they were in.. Or what branch, or when they enlisted or got their commission..
I've yet to have one not want to talk about it.. Talked to one old boy at a discount tire store who started telling me (soon wound up being all the guys waiting) about his exploits in the south pacific..I have to get back, and could go on this for a long time.. guess bottom line is we have to take the time.. If we don't who will ..