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Offline Tom E. Gunn

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73 years ago today.....
« on: June 05, 2017, 11:43:57 PM »
....lest we forget. 
« Last Edit: June 07, 2017, 12:29:58 AM by Tom E. Gunn »
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Re: 73 years ago today.....
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 06:58:53 AM »
"John has a long moustache", riˈpēt...."John has a long moustache"...   ;)

"Blessent mon Coeur d'une langeur monotone"  riˈpēt.....  "Blessent mon Coeur d'une langeur monotone"  (Wounds my heart with a monotonous languor)

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Re: 73 years ago today.....
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 08:29:50 AM »
Salute !




K
On the edge of a tennis court far, far from home, the Sgt. shouted: Son, pass me a grenade !  The Battle of Kohima. Naga Hills, 1944.

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Re: 73 years ago today.....
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 08:42:22 AM »
Salute !
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Re: 73 years ago today.....
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 09:21:10 AM »
   Uhhh, the 1st Division came ashore at Utah??? The 4th at Omaha? I think the map maker who did the graphic above should check his or her history facts... :o
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Re: 73 years ago today.....
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 09:38:55 AM »
A salute to those of the greatest generation!
I can't believe my first time there was for the 50 Anniversary of the landings 23 years ago.  :o
Here's a picture from a 2013 roadtrip of our camper bottom right, two army buddies and me at the Vierville-sur-Mer campgrounds with a million dollar view of Omaha Beach. On a clear sunny day you could just make out the American flag at the US cemetary way at the other end.


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Re: 73 years ago today.....
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 01:14:04 PM »
   Uhhh, the 1st Division came ashore at Utah??? The 4th at Omaha? I think the map maker who did the graphic above should check his or her history facts... :o
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  Still, a day to remember all of the sacrifices made for a free Western Europe.  Scott

By golly, you're right Scott! I didn't notice that until you pointed it out!
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Re: 73 years ago today.....
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2017, 12:30:50 AM »
I've replaced the incorrect map with a more detailed info-graphic.
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