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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:45am

 cc_rider wrote:
My grandfather served on the USS Boise, which earned eleven battle stars during the War. He never really talked about it, which probably says more than words could.

 
My Dad was on the first plane into Tokyo after Nagasaki. He said they were all scared shitless.
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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:43am

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I remember an interview with Eddie Arnold (Green Acres) regarding his service at Tarawa (Pacific island). I think it was before SPR came out, but when I saw the movie, my first thought was that interview with Eddie Arnold. Same situation, same horrors.

 

Don't know if you saw the Ken Burns WWII documentary, but one story this one veteran was telling about how one night, the cans went off and they were braced and fired to ward off another horrible night Banzai attack. When the sun came up they were horrified to see dead and wounded civilians, women and children strewn all over the place. They had to tend to the wounded and bury the dead by their own hands. I cannot even begin to imagine the horror.{#Cry}


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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:42am

 cc_rider wrote:
I remember an interview with Eddie Arnold (Green Acres) regarding his service at Tarawa (Pacific island). I think it was before SPR came out, but when I saw the movie, my first thought was that interview with Eddie Arnold. Same situation, same horrors.

 
They don't make them like him any more.
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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:41am

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I'm sure my Dad had a few hairy moments on his Navy aircraft carrier in the Pacific...

  My grandfather served on the USS Boise, which earned eleven battle stars during the War. He never really talked about it, which probably says more than words could.


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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:39am

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It has become a bit of a cliche but the first 15-20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan is about as close as anyone that was not there can get to knowing what it was like.
  I remember an interview with Eddie Arnold (Green Acres) regarding his service at Tarawa (Pacific island). I think it was before SPR came out, but when I saw the movie, my first thought was that interview with Eddie Arnold. Same situation, same horrors.


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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:36am

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I'm sure my Dad had a few hairy moments on his Navy aircraft carrier in the Pacific...
 
Like the Battle of Midway? Wake Island? Fending off kamikaze attacks?

Yeah, not a barrel of monkeys, to be sure. 
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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:33am

 jagdriver wrote:

As are the experiences of the island-hoping Marines in the Pacific.

 
I'm sure my Dad had a few hairy moments on his Navy aircraft carrier in the Pacific...
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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:31am

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As are the experiences of the island-hoping Marines in the Pacific.

 

I was just thinking the same thing.{#Yes}
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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:28am

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I'd heard that. Still can't even compare to watching the door drop on the LST and you are suddenly walking across bodies as your life replays itself in your head. Beyond my comprehension.
 
As are the experiences of the island-hoping Marines in the Pacific.
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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:19am

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It has become a bit of a cliche but the first 15-20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan is about as close as anyone that was not there can get to knowing what it was like.

 
I'd heard that. Still can't even compare to watching the door drop on the LST and you are suddenly walking across bodies as your life replays itself in your head. Beyond my comprehension.


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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:16am

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The beginning of the film Saving Private Ryan is as close as anyone who wasn't there is likely to get, and I'm certain it's a damn poor illustration of the reality.
 
But imagine if we had real 3D with peripheral vision.... more of a virtual reality experience....


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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:15am

 jagdriver wrote:

I've made quite a study of this and still cannot fathom what it might have been like to be one of those bobbing about in an LST.

 
The beginning of the film Saving Private Ryan is as close as anyone who wasn't there is likely to get, and I'm certain it's a damn poor illustration of the reality.
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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:12am

 jagdriver wrote:

I've made quite a study of this and still cannot fathom what it might have been like to be one of those bobbing about in an LST.

 



It has become a bit of a cliche but the first 15-20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan is about as close as anyone that was not there can get to knowing what it was like.
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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 11:06am

 oldslabsides wrote:
1944: Operation Overlord lands allied forces in Normandy

 
I've made quite a study of this and still cannot fathom what it might have been like to be one of those bobbing about in an LST.
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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 10:39am

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1944: Operation Overlord lands allied forces in Normandy

 
D-Day.  A day that changed the world. The Atlantic's waters were red. Not many of those folks left. We each should find ways to keep their memories alive.


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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 - 6:03am

1944: Operation Overlord lands allied forces in Normandy
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Posted: May 27, 2012 - 1:28pm

 DaveInVA wrote: 
A special part of my childhood growing up.  We could see it from where I lived on the east side of the bay.  Memories of crossing it in fog with the glow of the special sodium lights it had.  Ferry rides across the bay going by the bridge and Alcatraz, which was still open.  These ferry boats were what was used as the police station in Nash Bridges.  Being high up on a hill side where you could overlook the bay, see the fog roll in and fill up the entire basin, with the bridge disappearing except for the very tops poking above the fog.  Its was like someone dumped dry ice into the bay. The whole panarama of seeing the peaks of the hills poking about the fluffy and sometimes roiling fog under the bright sunlight above the fog... 

Its kinda mind boggling thinking back that it still pretty new when I was a kid.  Now its a majestic lady overlooking the Bay.
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Posted: May 27, 2012 - 9:55am

The Golden Gate Bridge, a wonder of the world for 75 years


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Posted: May 18, 2012 - 7:31pm

Mt St Helens erupted, in 1980
 

 
 
And this is her today...
 

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Posted: May 12, 2012 - 8:37am

 hippiechick wrote:

Yes, tear gas. Hard to remember anything that happened right before the shooting. 

 
This gave me chills!  They probably had not registered what had just happened. It still profoundly shocks me that this happened in the USA.  That you were there is also chilling!  What a horrible wake up call.

{#Meditate}
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