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Discussion in 'Cactus Cafe' started by LousianaHorn, Nov 11, 2022.
the Veterans today, thanks for your service and sacrifice for our Nation............
Yes, a sincere THANK YOU to all veterans that have served our GREAT country!!!
Thank you to all veterans
For all my Marine Brothers and Sisters - Happy 247th! Semper Fi.
Marine Corps Birthday - The Most Underrated American Holiday
Thought of my broad family that served our military today. About 10 served in WW2. Several in Korea.
I was the oldest of the next generation and was #38 - 1A fall 1972. Came very close to being drafted for service in Vietnam.
Today, I especially thought of my Navy Uncle from Kermit TX. Joe was a Navy / Marine Corpsman on June 6, 1944 at Omaha beach. Survived and was at Okinawa landing where he served until wounded by a grenade. Survived. Came home, owned a Pharmacy and was Mayor of Kermit TX for a time.
Joe died in Gilmer TX at 94 years old several years ago ... wife said he had nightmares throughout his life, rarely spoke of the war.
I / we cannot imagine the absolute ghastly violence of battle, mayhem, horror, screaming wounded and unending death my Uncle saw and had to deal with on those beaches. Movie: Saving Private Ryan made me weep thinking of what my uncle experienced.
Today I humbly remember him, others in my family and many others that served our country.