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ghp95134 06-19-2013 18:07

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Originally Posted by Team Sergeant (Post 509903)
Love tha Glider patch!

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/...1&d=1370546528

AND the glider wings!

--ghp95134

SPEC4 06-06-2015 06:41

Operation Overlord
 
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On the morning of June 5, 1944, U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe gave the go-ahead for Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious military operation in history. On his orders, 6,000 landing craft, ships and other vessels carrying 176,000 troops began to leave England for the trip to France. That night, 822 aircraft filled with parachutists headed for drop zones in Normandy. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion.
:lifter

x SF med 06-06-2015 21:29

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Originally Posted by ghp95134 (Post 512139)

We have a member (QP) who passed a couple of years ago, who did earn his Glider Wings in WWII, then fought at Chosin as a Ranger, and served during VN. RIP Trip_Wire, my friend.

Trapper John 06-07-2015 05:03

WWII in Perspective
 
https://vimeo.com/128373915

This graphical presentation of the scale of losses in human life during WWII really puts things into perspective! Well worth watching IMO.

PSM 06-07-2015 11:45

Vin Scully tells a D-Day war story while doing play-by-play: LT COL Mad Jack Churchill

Pat

Joker 06-24-2019 18:44

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Pulled up this old thread as it seems to be the best place to post this.

Got this from a friend that jumped in during the 75th Anniversary. Here is his AAR:

Badger52 06-25-2019 04:55

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Originally Posted by Joker (Post 652121)
Pulled up this old thread as it seems to be the best place to post this.

Got this from a friend that jumped in during the 75th Anniversary. Here is his AAR:

Wow, thank you for posting the PDF. I saved it; it's written that well, one of the finest things I've seen. Many would do well to look afresh at the notion that people in a formerly-oppressed foreign country would 'adopt' a Soldier & their grave by name and learn all they could about them - and think hard about what that means.

Well done to your friend Rick.

bblhead672 06-25-2019 08:13

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Originally Posted by Joker (Post 652121)
Pulled up this old thread as it seems to be the best place to post this.

Got this from a friend that jumped in during the 75th Anniversary. Here is his AAR:

Very touching tribute. It is heartening to hear that young people over there are interested in true history and freedom.


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