I Am the Son of a World War Ii Veteran

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    Hey I have a great uncle

    who was on Iwo Jima. Does anyone else have family that's willing to talk about iwo? If they've met him or not? His name was Benjamin Eglet he was a marine a corporal when he got out. He died back in 2011 or I would ask him myself. Out of all the men on that island I know chances...
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    May 21, 2015

    Meeting A Wwii Vet

    Well, right off I'll just say that my father served in the Pacific and then completed stateside as a DI (Bronze Star with combat V). My mother served in the Canadian Women's Army Corps.  So while I fought in my own war, I tend to look upon WWII as a just war.Yesterday I was...
    GTR1400 GTR1400
    61-65, M
    1 Response Aug 8, 2012

    Going To War

    My great-great grandfathers (both sides of family) were in the Civil War (opposite sides), my great-uncle was in the Spanish-American War, my grandfather was in WWI, and my father was in WWII. Even though I was an only child, I felt a certain obligation (self-imposed) to serve...
    franklyspeaking franklyspeaking
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Aug 16, 2012

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE DEAD I think it is

    something each of us should consider, even for those who are not American. If you are not American, these guys still died for you, and it's not just limited to American dead. For we all lost countrymen, and their nationality did not matter when it came to the personal sacrifice...
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    Jan 5, 2014
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