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  1. Triumph

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    My father did supply too but in the Atlantic back when German U boats were sinking US supply ships faster than $hit through a goose.

    He was the signal man with the flags and Morse code light with the shutter.

    I hope that GB and Europe never forget what this country sacrificed.
     
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    Triumph Pro Bowl Player

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    My father too.

    His ship could have been sank so easy. A U boat was spotted off the coast of Mass.
     
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    They've forgotten.
     
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  4. robertweathers

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    Yep. There are a handful of sunken U-Boats off the coast of ME, RI and Cape Cod.
     
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    My grandfather was a MP in Okinawa during WW2.
     
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    Yes, my dad spoke of the typhoon. It rained so hard,the foxhole they were in filled up with water. The mud was unbelievable, he went to sleep and awoke with his right side sunk into the mud. My dad was a corporal, carried a B A R. He never spoke of the bad stuff to my brother and me, only the light stuff, like the typhoon, the mud, etc. only after he died, at his funeral, an old marine came and handed me a flag, said my dad fought in one of the worst campaigns in the war.
     
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    My uncle was one of 8 survivors of a crew of 16 when PT-300 was attacked by a kamikaze plane in the Philippines in December 1944. He was rescued floating on a scrap of wood amid an inferno, with the sea ablaze from fuel released from the vessel. He was hospitalized for 3 months with 50 shrapnel wounds, multiple broken bones, and perforated eardrums. He then lived a great long life and passed away about 10 years ago.
     
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    Beast mode.
     
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    Well done.

    Operation Downfall would have resulted in millions of Allied casualties, and tens of millions of Japanese casualties. Revisionists want to blame America for dropping those bombs, which resulted in 250,000 Japanese deaths. Make no mistake, war is horrible, and it was a horrible decision that was thrust on Truman. But in the end, millions of lives were spared on both sides.

    more here: Operation Downfall - The Campaign to Conquer Japan Would Have Dwarfed the D-Day Landings - MilitaryHistoryNow.com

    and here: https://thediplomat.com/2014/08/how-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-saved-millions-of-lives/
     
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    These guys were tough as nails.

    May your dad RIP.
     
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    Time to rewatch Tora! Tora! Tora! again.

    Regards,
    Chris
     
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    Or Midway. Both are great movies.
     
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    I'm not sure that it is.
     
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    It is in the big ways. Although I can understand the death of critical thinking, courtesy and civility certainly make it appear otherwise.
     
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    Being facetious again. Plenty of dictators and/or military juntas in the world to go around as well as many other places that are particularly harsh to a peaceful existence.
     
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    And that's so sad.
     
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    its unacceptable.
     
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    My dad enlisted at 17 in WWI. He was in the Navy on a destroyer as an electrician. He never wanted to talk about it. It very sad what these wars have done to human beings.

    I was sitting in front of radio, some of you know, tall with the green eye, it was a Sunday afternoon, when President Roosevelt came on and told the news. I was excited but only 7. My dad said to me it was nothing to be excited about. Stupid me.

    Thank you to everyone that served.
     
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    and the moral equivalence to it?
     
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    As a bonus, in Midway, you get to see some of the same footage used in Tora, Tora, Tora. ;)

    I'm nitpicking, but it's too bad Midway didn't have the special effects budget it needed or deserved. It's also impressive what the filmmakers were able to pull off with Tora, Tora, Tora, considering that CGI was just a dream then and that they only got one shot at a lot of what they did.
     
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