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Jan 12, 2020 16:14:01   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
Michael1079 wrote:
Quite a memorial to your dad. God bless him and grant him peace


Thanks Michael

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Jan 12, 2020 16:16:48   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
pesfls wrote:
I know of what you speak as my Pop was of that generation. Very late in his life he told the greatest day of that long life was VE Day, “because it was finally over.” He was part of the security detail at its signing so he saw all the brass from both sides do the deed. I miss him as you do yours. Thanks for sharing.


Thanks for commenting

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Jan 12, 2020 16:18:24   #
mas24 Loc: Southern CA
 
Great story about your father's WW2 ventures in the WW2 European Theatre. I attend an annual picnic where WW2 and Korean Veterans are honored. All are in their 90s now, and most served in the Pacific Arena. Marines and Navy. I met in the hospital, over a decade ago, a B-17 bomber pilot who dropped bombs on Nazi Germany. He is now deceased. General Patton. Who has not heard of him? Happy 100th Birthday to your father. If, he was still alive.

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Jan 12, 2020 16:18:32   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
FrumCA wrote:
Wonderful remembrance for your dad!


Always in my heart ❤️

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Jan 12, 2020 16:20:46   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
mas24 wrote:
Great story about your father's WW2 ventures in the WW2 European Theatre. I attend an annual picnic where WW2 and Korean Veterans are honored. All are in their 90s now, and most served in the Pacific Arena. Marines and Navy. I met in the hospital, over a decade ago, a B-17 bomber pilot who dropped bombs on Nazi Germany. He is now deceased. General Patton. Who has not heard of him?

Thank you

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Jan 12, 2020 16:31:44   #
awis01
 
Wondrful Story!

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Jan 12, 2020 16:34:14   #
Architect1776 Loc: Williamsport Pa
 
Pop Pop wrote:
Yesterday was my Dad's birthday. He would have been one hundred years old. This is his photo when he served with the Fourth Army in the 4th Armored Division during World War II. He landed in France in July of 1944. He earned four Bronze Stars and his unit was awarded The Presidential Distinguished Unit Award as the only armored division to be awarded this for "extraordinary tactical accomplishment" in spearheading the Army advance across France and Germany. Only the second time in U.S. Army history that this has happened. His unit fought with General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. General Patton wrote, "The accomplishments of this division has never been equaled. And by that statement I do not mean in this war. I mean in the entire history of warfare. There has never been such a superb fighting organization as the Fourth Armored Division."
His unit was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Palms by the French government as "a magnificent unit possessing the highest military virtues contributing to the success of the campaign in Franc.
The Fourth Armored Division was recognized as the first liberating unit of a Nazi concentration camp by the U.S. Army's Center of Military History and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1985.

My dad never spoke about the war and his accomplishments. I do remember once at the dinner table my brother asked if he had fought in the Battle of the Bulge and he simply said, "yea I did."

With all that he went through his greatest accomplishment was that as a great husband, dad and grandpa!

Happy Birthday Dad!
Yesterday was my Dad's birthday. He would have bee... (show quote)



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Jan 12, 2020 16:58:58   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
awis01 wrote:
Wondrful Story!


Thank you so much

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Jan 12, 2020 16:59:25   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
Architect1776 wrote:


Thanks

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Jan 12, 2020 17:21:46   #
Wingpilot Loc: Wasilla. Ak
 
Happy birthday to you dad. I thank him for his service to his country. My dad served in Italy with the 10th Mtn. Div. He would have been 98 this year. Yes, the “Greatest Generation.” Thanks for sharing your dad’s birthday. He’s a hero.

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Jan 12, 2020 19:17:56   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Pop Pop wrote:
Yesterday was my Dad's birthday. He would have been one hundred years old. This is his photo when he served with the Fourth Army in the 4th Armored Division during World War II. He landed in France in July of 1944. He earned four Bronze Stars and his unit was awarded The Presidential Distinguished Unit Award as the only armored division to be awarded this for "extraordinary tactical accomplishment" in spearheading the Army advance across France and Germany. Only the second time in U.S. Army history that this has happened. His unit fought with General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. General Patton wrote, "The accomplishments of this division has never been equaled. And by that statement I do not mean in this war. I mean in the entire history of warfare. There has never been such a superb fighting organization as the Fourth Armored Division."
His unit was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Palms by the French government as "a magnificent unit possessing the highest military virtues contributing to the success of the campaign in Franc.
The Fourth Armored Division was recognized as the first liberating unit of a Nazi concentration camp by the U.S. Army's Center of Military History and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1985.

My dad never spoke about the war and his accomplishments. I do remember once at the dinner table my brother asked if he had fought in the Battle of the Bulge and he simply said, "yea I did."

With all that he went through his greatest accomplishment was that as a great husband, dad and grandpa!

Happy Birthday Dad!
Yesterday was my Dad's birthday. He would have bee... (show quote)



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Jan 12, 2020 19:24:29   #
Katydid Loc: Davis, CA
 
A wonderful tribute to him.

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Jan 12, 2020 19:42:27   #
National Park
 
My dad was also in the Battle of the Bulge. They truly were the Greatest Generation.

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Jan 12, 2020 20:07:23   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
Wingpilot wrote:
Happy birthday to you dad. I thank him for his service to his country. My dad served in Italy with the 10th Mtn. Div. He would have been 98 this year. Yes, the “Greatest Generation.” Thanks for sharing your dad’s birthday. He’s a hero.


Thank you

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Jan 12, 2020 20:07:50   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
Katydid wrote:
A wonderful tribute to him.


Thank you Katy

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