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Posted on 01/20/2012 5:20:19 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae
Ben Franklin, a World War II veteran who saw combat in North Africa, Normandy and at the Battle of the Bulge and went on to be honored by both France and the U.S. president for his service, died Thursday on his 87th birthday.
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Heart warming story of an average American man who just wanted to serve his country.
Thanks for posting that. What a great man. I’ll bet he had some war stories to tell!
RIP to a great American. What a great name to be given.
And they did!
Thank heaven there were no cell phone or other sneaky cameras during that war! A msm that does all it can to disparage the US military would have had a field day!
Come to think of it...there is a perfect use for all the gays now infecting the US Armed Services.
Put all of them to work in running the various military prisons - including GITMO. Perhaps this would end the "viscious acts of "cruelty"?? Would sure pretty the places up some, no?? One can only imagine Leavenworth with a gay prison staff!!! Wooooo-we!
RIP, Sir. We salute you.
We are rapidly losing our WW II vets now. The youngest of the vets are probably in their mid 80s.
They are indeed. My dear old dad, WWII and Korean War veteran with the Canadian Army, passed away at 85 more than four years ago. They were indeed the greatest generation but they can be faulted for one thing. In their desire to give their children a better life, free from the poverty of the depression and the fear of the war years, they coddled their children and left us a lack of appreciation of what it means to sacrifice. They were motivated by love, but they sheltered us from the kick in the rear that we should have occasionally received. As much as we admire the accomplishments and sacrifices of our parents who are of the war generation, they shielded us from the harsh realities of life. The boomers, with the exception of those who served on the front lines with the military, became the entitlement generation. We squandered the legacy bequeathed to us by our parents. We now have an obligation to put things straight so that our grandchildren are not condemned to return to the economic chaos of the 30s.
Thank you sir. RIP.
Very well said. My condolences on your dad's passing. My own father also served in WW II, and was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge (he's been gone for almost 30 years now.)
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