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Topic: A great honor, even though sad
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A great honor, even though sad

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 6:42 AM
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Saturday was a special day for me. I had the honor of being a pallbearer at my uncles funeral. He landed on Normandy and spent 3 years serving with Gen George Patton. As many times as I went 'bird' hunting with him as a kid, he never talked about this to me and I only found out some of the details several years ago. While standing beside his casket and hearing the bagpipes play, memories of our times together swirled and I was a bit overcome as the US Army Honor Guard played the saddest rendition of Taps I had ever heard. RIP Uncle Rob.

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If he fought with Patton for three years he probably didn't

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 7:14 AM
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want to remember most of what he had to do. God bless him all of those brave men that defeated "that paper-hangin' sonofabitch."

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 7:28 AM
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Awesome post.

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 7:42 AM
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Yeah my dad flew in B-24's. Never told me much about it. Most from that era were like that. They were a great generation to do what they did at such young ages and get through The Depression.

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Salute!

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 7:56 AM
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And R.I.P. America’s Greatest Generation & Thanks for your selfless sacrifice for our great Nation.

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Appreciate your uncle's service--indeed, the greatest

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 9:27 AM
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generation

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 10:54 AM
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SALUTE !!!!!!!!

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 11:31 AM
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God bless you man....your Uncle is the real American Hero.......freedom is not free.....Go Tigers !!!!


A PERFECT Salute

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 12:39 PM
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from 71 PR


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Posted: Mar 27, 2019 2:39 PM
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had experience similar to yours.one of my favorite uncles was also in ww2-a tank commander with the 643rd tank destroyer battalion and fought in the Bulge.though not sure if he was with Patton.he too almost never spoke about the war,and I found out about his experiences from others.they were all great men.what a generation.people we could look up to,both men and women.where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?

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Posted: Mar 27, 2019 5:15 PM
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The Normandy landing was in June, 1944. Patton died in a traffic accident in Germany in December, 1945.

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My Uncle entered in Army


Posted: Mar 28, 2019 6:37 AM
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in May 1942. 3yrs 8mons before Patton's death. But what difference does it make?

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Posted: Mar 27, 2019 6:18 PM
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RIP Uncle Rob, and thank you dearly for all that gave, and all you risk for our country. Uncle Rob has marched home to the house of our Lord Jesus where he will be welcomed with the highest respect with others that served as he did when he served!!! R I P! ! !

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Posted: Mar 28, 2019 10:43 PM
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So sorry for your loss.

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