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World War II Memorial Opens to Public
Yahoo! News ^ | Apr 29, 2004 | JENNIFER C. KERR

Posted on 04/29/2004 11:33:14 AM PDT by yonif

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To: yonif
It sure looks better then it did in the drawings.
41 posted on 04/29/2004 1:52:01 PM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: Howlin
Looks great. I didn't like the artists rendering but now that it's up it's beautiful.
42 posted on 04/29/2004 1:53:15 PM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: NRA2BFree
You might like to see this. ;-)

I'd love to be there for the dedication, but I'll be on my way to Normandy.

43 posted on 04/29/2004 2:23:08 PM PDT by Euro-American Scum (A poverty-stricken middle class must be a disarmed middle class)
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To: prairiebreeze
As I understand it, the media of WWII era were decidedly more pro-American, knowing we were at war. Even so, the military did not allow many embedded reporters, only trusted a very few. The newreels at the movies were a highly important source for war news.
44 posted on 04/29/2004 2:37:39 PM PDT by YepYep (ah, sure, an we luv ya Sean)
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To: deport
Many thanks for that link. I was able to find info on a cousin who was killed over Leipzig in 1945. I have been searching for such info for several years.

Thanks again.
45 posted on 04/29/2004 2:44:29 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: jackbill
If you know enough details you can at least enter his name on the Registery........ I think that is a free service.
46 posted on 04/29/2004 2:57:58 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: deport
I sure as he!! don't need it, but if it pleases yall, okay...
47 posted on 04/29/2004 3:28:27 PM PDT by westmex (To he!! with it all)
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To: SAMWolf
COOL!
48 posted on 04/29/2004 3:52:00 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Welcome to the Free Republic ~ You can logout any time you like, but you can't ever leave.)
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To: westmex
Apparently you are a Vet. I am curious as to why you feel that way--care to share your feelings?
49 posted on 04/29/2004 4:09:47 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: Trout-Mouth
I would have rather seen the civilization we left the country at the end of the war preserved....I look around now and see it in an advanced stage of decay

Look at my profile for a little of my history..Before I went into service I was helping build B-17s and DB-7s at Boeing in Seattle

50 posted on 04/29/2004 4:18:30 PM PDT by westmex (To he!! with it all)
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To: deport
If you know enough details you can at least enter his name on the Registery........ I think that is a free service.

My point was, I didn't know any details, until I found them on the Registry. The Registry info led me to his Bomb Group web site and I was able to obtain a lot of additional information. For instance, he was killed on the 353rd mission of his Group, which had only 11 more before the war ended. He was killed in a mid-air collision. Two B-17's were lost.

51 posted on 04/29/2004 4:23:41 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: westmex
I sure as he!! don't need it, but if it pleases yall, okay...


Glad you approve... thanks for your service.
52 posted on 04/29/2004 4:35:31 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: jackbill
Glad you found some info. I've helped some friends search for WWII vets and sometimes it's very hard to find info. I've had some luck with county records/papers if you can find a source. Sometimes they had an article on the death circumstances.
53 posted on 04/29/2004 4:38:22 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: westmex
I am going to your profile. Hope I can email you privately!! Do you frequent the Vet pages? I spend some time on ArmyAirForces and the B-24 Forum as "Romeo."
54 posted on 04/29/2004 5:18:24 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: Trout-Mouth
Nope, I'm not very gung ho on vet stuff....

Hang out some on Dimensional Door thread

55 posted on 04/29/2004 5:23:18 PM PDT by westmex (To he!! with it all)
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To: SAMWolf; RonDog
Thanks for the ping.

It looks beautiful.

56 posted on 04/29/2004 6:44:42 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry says he doesn't own an SUV- the SUV in his driveway is a figment of our collective imagination)
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To: Howlin
Thanks, Howlin. This memorial is awesome!
57 posted on 04/29/2004 7:32:38 PM PDT by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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bttt
58 posted on 04/29/2004 11:49:00 PM PDT by GretchenM
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To: Howlin
Thanks
59 posted on 04/30/2004 8:01:23 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: yonif
It looks nice enough but it still adds more clutter to the Mall. I say that as one who has disliked every new intrusion on the Mall since the Vietnam Memorial. The new Museum of the American Indian is even worse; it blocks sight lines, the color of the facing stone is disruptive, and it looks generally out of place.

It's time to leave the Mall alone. There are other worthy options for new museums and memorials. The Anacostia Riverfront is being redeveloped; South Capitol Street could be turned into another grand approach avenue; the ridge overlooking the river from Anacostia could be exploited, especially since the St. Elizabeth's site needs to be recycled; North Capitol Street, which was ruined by turning it into a commuter sewer, could be reclaimed; the Stadium-Armory complex could be turned into a splendid Eastern Gateway, large enough to house quite an attractive riverfront museum/memorial complex of its own. Looking ahead a hundred years, D.C. needs to intelligently disperse some of the tourist attractions rather than just mindlessly packing more and more onto an already congested Mall.

One good thing about the new memorials, however, is that they're generally quite bikeable thanks to modern design for wheelchair access. The FDR memorial, right off the Tidal Basin, is especially nice to peddle through about 6 in the morning when no one is there. The Mall makes a great jogging/biking course in the early morning hours before the tourists arrive; you go past all the great old memorials but right through the new ones.

60 posted on 04/30/2004 8:38:16 AM PDT by sphinx
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