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Old 06-06-2017, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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June 6th 1944

Time to start watching Band of Brothers again.
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To the greatest generation (very few are left )
Both my Grandpa's were in, one in the Pacific and the other in Europe.
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Just talked to the radioman I know...he worked on the "phantom army".

He'll be 100 this August.

He was in London and remembers the masses of air traffic headed south.
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Just recently got back from France, and walked along Omaha Beach. How anyone survived that is absolutely incredible...
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Just recently got back from France, and walked along Omaha Beach. How anyone survived that is absolutely incredible...
That's a bucket list trip for me. I have no desire to see anything else in France but I expect to be very much humbled if I can ever walk that beach.
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That's a bucket list trip for me. I have no desire to see anything else in France but I expect to be very much humbled if I can ever walk that beach.
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That's a bucket list trip for me. I have no desire to see anything else in France but I expect to be very much humbled if I can ever walk that beach.
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That's a bucket list trip for me. I have no desire to see anything else in France but I expect to be very much humbled if I can ever walk that beach.

Very humbling indeed.


If you can ever see it, seeing it at low tide--the way it was when they came ashore--is worth it. Photos and videos don't really fully show the size of the beach they had to run across. Some of the fortifications and trenches are still there, albeit very overgrown and somewhat hidden.


Also unexpected was the temperature of the water. It's effing cold this time of year. Too cold to swim in without a wet suit, and seeing videos or photos of those guys jumping off into it really says a lot about their fortitude.


The American Cemetery overlooks the beach, so if you get a chance to go, go at the end of the day and see the lowering of the flag. There is a salute and taps plays. When that happens, everything just stops and the place becomes completely still and silent.
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Very humbling indeed.


When that happens, everything just stops and the place becomes completely still and silent.
I'd lose it right there.
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I'd lose it right there.
Amen to that.


Knowing me; I'd probably frickin' wail .
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If you're in or near Chicago, hit the 1st armor division museum in Wheaton (20-30 min west on 38) once they've reopened the tank park. The walk through with WWI trenches and the WWII landing craft are a must experiance.

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Contrary to popular belief; the aircraft invasion stripes during D-Day and weeks on were painted hastily and looked sloppy and dull:



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