Rest in peace Dick Winters.

Low Branch

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Go in peace Major Winters.

In a related note concerning WWII vets: Yesterday the ambulance based in my firehouse transported a Navy man to the emergency room for respiratory problems. He was on board CV-7, the Wasp, when she went down from three Jap torpedoes in the South Pacific. He was nice and was more than happy to share his story with my crew. We made arrangements to go see him when he returns from the hospital. Hopefully we can make audio recordings of his story so his service does not simply become a document in history. There are not many of these WWII vets left, and those that are need to get their stories told.
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
Low Branch said:
Go in peace Major Winters.

In a related note concerning WWII vets: Yesterday the ambulance based in my firehouse transported a Navy man to the emergency room for respiratory problems. He was on board CV-7, the Wasp, when she went down from three Jap torpedoes in the South Pacific. He was nice and was more than happy to share his story with my crew. We made arrangements to go see him when he returns from the hospital. Hopefully we can make audio recordings of his story so his service does not simply become a document in history. There are not many of these WWII vets left, and those that are need to get their stories told.
I heard that!
When I was a kid I knew a guy named Everett Page at the VFW my Dad was commander of. He was on the USS Lexington (CV-2) when she was lost during the battle of Coral Sea. Wish I could have heard about that! I didn't bug the vets for war stories though, a lot of them would rather forget some of those times. But when you get to hear them you remember them and what they told you- we must always remember them.
 

Dirk Pitt

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Watching the miniseries than reading the book about the brotherhood between those soldiers was part of the reason I wanted to join the military.

Rest in peace sir, you've earned it
 
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