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The Pacific: A Valuable Tribute to a Dying Generation
Pajamas Media ^ | March 14 | Christian Toto

Posted on 03/14/2010 11:42:27 AM PDT by AJKauf

Conservatives won't be frustrated by this new HBO miniseries about World War II....

(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: thepacific
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51 posted on 03/14/2010 7:44:06 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We have to pass the bill first so you can find out what's in it." - Nancy Pelosi, March 2010)
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To: chargers fan
I always wondered how the Greatest Generation brought about the spoiled generation (and yes, I know plenty served in the Armed Forces during the 60s and 70s but that certainly doesn’t seem to be the lasting legacy of the boomers).

Almost 9.5 million boomers have served and are serving, they have always been unbeatable on the battle field, they never lost a major battle in Vietnam, but the "greatest generation" were running this country and they gave the war away to the enemy.

The military legacy of the boomers is that they were the last great warrior generation, serving in the many millions as overwhelmingly volunteers, (unlike WWII and Korea which were overwhemingly draftees), and that they don't want any more back stabbings like the older boomers got from American leadership during Vietnam, they also were not fond of the way that the "greatest generation" in the media, the publishing world, Hollywood and television treated them.

The boomers are now the 46 to 64 year old people that are running things and they have a different approach to war and winning wars.

52 posted on 03/14/2010 11:17:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: JDoutrider
 
 
Check the Walmart bargain bins also for Iwo Jima: 36 Days of Hell. Has a lot of rare color footage and interviews with Marines who were there - chilling stuff.
 
 

53 posted on 03/15/2010 12:51:34 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Texican

You were there...that’s what counts.


54 posted on 03/15/2010 7:57:30 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: AppyPappy
Pappy:
I missed Iwo by only three days, I had been wounded and shipped out on a Dutch freighter. took me 31 days to get back to the States, it traveled at 6 knots. I lost my best friend on Iwo. I named my youngest son after him.

You have a nice day and the very best to you and yours.

Semper Fi
Texican

55 posted on 03/15/2010 12:58:26 PM PDT by Texican (This FORMER MARINE will never in his life time "Cut and Run" I dig Dagny Taggart)
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To: wtc911
WTC:
Yes I was there and damn glad that I survived too. I will be 86 in June and I thank the Lord every day for the life that I have, and have had. I have been married to the same wonderful lady for 65 years, and I am sorry to say that she now has demintia and cannot remember much. However I am going to keep her. (to much invested to let her get away)

You have a wonderful day and the very best to you and yours>

Semper Fi
Texican

56 posted on 03/15/2010 1:04:21 PM PDT by Texican (This FORMER MARINE will never in his life time "Cut and Run" I dig Dagny Taggart)
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To: JDoutrider
"Believe it or not, the entire Victory at Sea DVD set is selling at Walmart in the $5 section! I bought it of course... FIVE BUCKS!"

Just a tip. I bought some of their $5 stuff and only half of it worked. They did give me store credit when I brought it back. I think they used some cheap copy outfit.

57 posted on 03/15/2010 1:09:20 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Texican

You didn’t miss much. Dad remembered the horrible dirt that tore you up whenever you jumped into a foxhole during the nightly air raids. They did steal ice cream from the Navy though. A recurring theme amongst his fellow vets was that larceny was simply part of military life


58 posted on 03/15/2010 1:19:09 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: ex-snook
Copy that... some of it is low quality that I've picked up of of the discount rack... ya get what ya pay for!
59 posted on 03/15/2010 4:33:24 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Send G. Soros home! Hell isn't half full!)
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To: STD

Huh? Spielberg has been glorifying Americana since the 1970s. Especially World War 2 vets.


60 posted on 03/16/2010 6:53:52 AM PDT by Borges
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To: matginzac
illiterate boobs (Hanks and Speilberg)

Where do you get this info? Spielberg is pretty cultured.
61 posted on 03/16/2010 10:12:37 AM PDT by Borges
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To: AJKauf

Hanks claimed he made this “tribute” to dying racists.

No thanks!


62 posted on 03/16/2010 10:19:40 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: j-damn
Last night just finished reading Marine PFC EB Sledge's memoirs of conflict on Peleliu & Okinawa; "With the Old Breed". Eloquently written and deeply moving travelog of Marine Sledge's day to day WWII experience. Graphic and gutt wrenching. So similar to "Company Aytch", the memoirs of a private who survived the War Between the States in the Army of Tennessee.

God allowed these gifted authors to survive so we may know the horror of war.

63 posted on 03/16/2010 10:38:17 AM PDT by Broker (Darwin's gods are dangerous men.)
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