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speedy
08-15-2005, 04:55 PM
The old diggers had their parade the other day and I was unable to attend and pay my respects. Today I am going to see my old mate, shake his hand and thank him. He served in the Pacific during WW2 and then in Korea. He has told me some of what went on but mostly he doesn`t get too specific except to say it was the greatest adventure of his life.

Thanks to all the men and women who served then and those who serve now.
Ken

wierdscience
08-15-2005, 06:22 PM
"We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

MechHead
08-15-2005, 06:39 PM
We just had our (Canadians) last Victoria Cross recipient from WWII pass away last week. Private "Smokey" Smith, 89. Amazing story, not from Japan, but from Italy. Soldiers from all nations, the foundation of our free society. We owe them all a debt of gratitude.

madman
08-17-2005, 10:54 AM
Amen. May they never be forgotten.

decoy91288
08-17-2005, 11:19 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by MechHead:
We just had our (Canadians) last Victoria Cross recipient from WWII pass away last week. Private "Smokey" Smith, 89. Amazing story, not from Japan, but from Italy. Soldiers from all nations, the foundation of our free society. We owe them all a debt of gratitude.</font>

This is one hell of a soldier.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1123087263857_118496463/?hub=Canada

speedy
08-17-2005, 11:35 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by decoy91288:
[B] This is one hell of a soldier.
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What a man! That is one hell of a yarn.
IMO. Most of us have never faced death and so live out our safe existance not knowing the true value of life.
Ken



[This message has been edited by speedy (edited 08-18-2005).]

decoy91288
08-20-2005, 12:45 AM
You guys have missed it -- take a look at the story of this soldier. He was an amazing man.