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The 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

-- KJV

1 posted on 03/28/2005 4:47:35 PM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
From April 1 to June 21, 1945, months of the most intense fighting in the Pacific ensue. The Japanese finally surrender. American losses total 50,000 dead, wounded or missing in action. Japanese losses total 110,000 dead, 7,400 taken prisoner and 7,800 aircraft destroyed.

Wow... words fail me.

2 posted on 03/28/2005 4:51:21 PM PST by Dog
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To: SwinneySwitch

BTTT.


3 posted on 03/28/2005 4:51:37 PM PST by StoneColdGOP ("What does Marsellus Wallace look like?")
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To: SwinneySwitch
Unlike the invasion of Iwo Jima two months before, with heavy fighting on the beaches...

Weren't the Iwo Jima landings largely unopposed, with the heavy fighting and massive casualities occurring inland?

4 posted on 03/28/2005 4:54:21 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: SwinneySwitch

And while you remember Okinawa, say a prayer for my brother. Some of you may have heard about the roadside bomb in Afghan that killed 4 soldiers. My brother was in the vehicle in front the one that got hit. He had to deal with the bodies, lift them into the helicopter and stare at them on the air-evac flight back to base. He's still dealing with the shock.


5 posted on 03/28/2005 4:59:45 PM PST by Zhangliqun (What are intellectuals for but to complexify the obvious?)
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To: SwinneySwitch

My father was in boot camp in Mississippi, getting final training for the invasion of mainland Japan. I too am thankful that the atomic bomb brought an earlier end to the war.


7 posted on 03/28/2005 5:02:01 PM PST by politicket
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To: SwinneySwitch
LST 794 at the Invasion of Okinawa

The Okinawa landing from the point of view of the Landing Craft sailors. Great pictures (to protect their bandwidth, won't link any here).

11 posted on 03/28/2005 5:22:49 PM PST by mrsmith
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No question that we can never truly appreciate the sacrifices of the greatest generation.

But this is PC America, 21st century and, well.. gee, you shouldn't bring up W.W.II battles.

With charges of murder against Army Capt. Roger Maynulet and charges of murder pending against Marine Lt. Pantano -- plus there's that inhuman torture horror of them panties and barking dogs -- this could spur proactive efforts to charge W.W.II vets with shooting enemy troops that turned out to be unarmed and just plain being mean otherwise. There's no time limit on "murder" ya know

I bet right now Washington civilians are putting together a task force to bring charges against the W.W.II old coots hoping to avoid being embarrassed by the MSM and ACLU.

14 posted on 03/28/2005 7:09:08 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (MSM Fraudcasters are skid marks on journalism's clean shorts.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

And people nowdays get their panties in a wad over 1000 men killed in Iraq.

My dad went ashore with the amtraks in the Philippines, was scheduled to be in the invasion of Japan. He said he is grateful for the A bombs that prevented having to make the invasion.


15 posted on 03/28/2005 11:30:18 PM PST by sasportas
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