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#3070404 - 05/12/17 10:03 PM Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue
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My wife was helping her mom clean out the attic a while back and they came across some stuff that belonged to one of our silent heroes...her dad.



His service time fell very shortly after the Korean conflict.
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#3070405 - 05/12/17 10:13 PM Re: Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue [Re: fw707]
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Thanks for sharing --- these men were heroes-- not whiners---
Thx
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#3070409 - 05/12/17 10:24 PM Re: Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue [Re: JOKER]
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Originally Posted By: JOKER
Thanks for sharing --- these men were heroes-- not whiners---
Thx


Yes
JOKER, they were.
I have a few more pictures I'll post after I get finished struggling with photobucket.
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#3070412 - 05/12/17 10:43 PM Re: Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue [Re: JOKER]
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#3070413 - 05/12/17 10:54 PM Re: Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue [Re: fw707]
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#3070415 - 05/12/17 11:28 PM Re: Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue [Re: fw707]
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And the best part I found tucked away in the left breast pocket.
I was most likely the first person to touch it since he dropped it in the pocket 60-some years ago.



He died on 2-25-2011 after a hard-fought battle against Alzheimers that lasted a little over a year.

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#3070431 - 05/13/17 01:20 AM Re: Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue [Re: fw707]
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#3070439 - 05/13/17 07:20 AM Re: Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue [Re: Infidel 762]
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Great picture.
What was the date?
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#3070698 - 05/15/17 01:27 AM Re: Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue [Re: fw707]
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Sometime late 2003 or 2004. Shortly after flags are worn on right shoulder.
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#3070887 - 05/15/17 11:27 PM Re: Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue [Re: Infidel 762]
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What a great thread.
My dad right before he shipped out for Inchon:

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#3070891 - 05/15/17 11:43 PM Re: Old timey stuff, and respect long overdue [Re: C.Jay]
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Man that's a great picture!!
Thank you!
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