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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:56 PM

In the 100th anniversary year of his birth, I salute my dad,

survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack, ninety-day wonder (by necessity), veteran of both the Pacific and European theaters, recipient of four purple hearts.

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Reply In the 100th anniversary year of his birth, I salute my dad, (Original post)
lapucelle Nov 11 OP
brer cat Nov 11 #1
lapucelle Nov 11 #3
LakeArenal Nov 11 #2
IndyOp Nov 11 #4
Cha Nov 11 #5
lapucelle Nov 11 #6
Cha Nov 11 #7

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:03 PM

1. Very nice post, lapucelle.

He certainly deserves the salute.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:16 PM

3. We obsess over Boomer, Millennial, and Gen-Z designations,

but few would argue with the term The Greatest Generation.



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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:10 PM

2. ❣️🇺🇸❣️

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:21 PM

4. Congrats to you both! (n/t)

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:22 PM

5. Aww.. Beautiful Tribute to

your Stout Hearted Dad, lapucelle

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:35 PM

6. And my dad never really said a word about any of it. I found out that he was at Pearl Harbor

when I told my mom that a classmate had an uncle who had been there.

I found the purple heart medals in my parent's attic when I was already a married mom.

He did tell me that he got to come home on the Queen Mary which had been re-purposed as a hospital / troop transport ship.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:40 PM

7. That makes me

tear up for some reason.

Your father sounds like a wonderful person

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