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Jan 12, 2020 20:08:20   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
National Park wrote:
My dad was also in the Battle of the Bulge. They truly were the Greatest Generation.


They were, no doubt!

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Jan 12, 2020 20:11:21   #
Hal81 Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
 
Whenever I see a service man or a policeman I shake their hand and thank them for their service.

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Jan 12, 2020 20:35:08   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
Hal81 wrote:
Whenever I see a service man or a policeman I shake their hand and thank them for their service.


Well deserved

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Jan 13, 2020 07:23:31   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 

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Jan 13, 2020 07:38:56   #
Terkat
 
Good Morning Pop Pop -

My Dad was with the same division / same engagements / same time frame. The photo is terrific. Your Dad, when discharged, could have always made a mark in the fashion industry as a male model - handsome fella ! Treasure it ALWAYS as I am sure you will. Quite a few of us just don't have these wonderful pictorial memories.

All the best to you and yours,

Terry

p.s. I have a feeling that your father has seen this post and could not be happier / more proud of his great son.

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Jan 13, 2020 07:47:28   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
Terkat wrote:
Good Morning Pop Pop -

My Dad was with the same division / same engagements / same time frame. The photo is terrific. Your Dad, when discharged, could have always made a mark in the fashion industry as a male model - handsome fella ! Treasure it ALWAYS as I am sure you will. Quite a few of us just don't have these wonderful pictorial memories.

All the best to you and yours,

Terry

p.s. I have a feeling that your father has seen this post and could not be happier / more proud of his great son.
Good Morning Pop Pop - br br My Dad was wit... (show quote)


Thank you so much Terry. I do treasure his memory always. I'm sure you too are very proud, Thanks for the nice words and the best to you and yours also.
Pop Pop (Dennis)

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Jan 13, 2020 07:50:11   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Aging is awful, but consider the alternative. A hundred years from now, I bet people will be aging more gracefully.

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Jan 13, 2020 07:54:56   #
bluescreek Loc: N.C. Sandhills
 
That was Great, appreciate your dad's service!

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Jan 13, 2020 08:09:57   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Dennis, certainly a person to be proud of. Thanks for sharing your photo and family history.
--Bob
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 13, 2020 08:33:47   #
merrytexan Loc: georgia
 
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)


Wonderful tribute to your dad!

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Jan 13, 2020 08:34:44   #
agillot
 
same thing in France , they never talked about the 2 wars , we kids knew nothing .ww1 was the worst .3 out of 4 brothers killed , the other one survived because he was to young to participate .

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Jan 13, 2020 08:38:19   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
bluescreek wrote:
That was Great, appreciate your dad's service!


Thank you

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Jan 13, 2020 08:39:52   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
rmalarz wrote:
Dennis, certainly a person to be proud of. Thanks for sharing your photo and family history.
--Bob


Thanks, Bob. I was always proud of him as a person, I found out a lot of this after his passing.

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Jan 13, 2020 08:40:19   #
Pop Pop Loc: Lake Mary, FL
 
merrytexan wrote:
Wonderful tribute to your dad!


Thank you so much

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Jan 13, 2020 09:24:39   #
camerapapi Loc: Miami, Fl.
 
I bet you are very proud of your father and you have powerful reasons to be.

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