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    one of the best commercials ever made...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUrf6Qg4T4E
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    ... and a special thank you to the veterans and active duty personnel that are members of TWT.

    I'd also like to honor my grandfather, who over the course of his career in the Marine Corps, helped secure the island of Iwo Jima in WWII, broke out of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea, and defended Khe Sanh for 77 days in Vietnam. Truly a part of the "Greatest Generation."

    Since then he's survived lung cancer and having one lung removed, major heart surgery, and hip replacement.

    We had a family get together last weekend at his house, which included 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
    Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013

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    Stardust - Tell your grandfather, "Thank you" from me.
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    Thank you to all Veteran's. Your service to our country doesn't go unnoticed.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke 1984-2011




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    Quote Originally Posted by Stardust View Post

    I'd also like to honor my grandfather, who over the course of his career in the Marine Corps, helped secure the island of Iwo Jima in WWII, broke out of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea, and defended Khe Sanh for 77 days in Vietnam. Truly a part of the "Greatest Generation."
    You couldn't find three other assignments from those wars that could be worse. Talk about luck of the Irish. The odds of surviving any one of those is about 1:3 and they rolled the dice from him three times. God bless the old boy.
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    Thank you Stardust. A salute to your grandfather and all the men and women who have served and are serving in our armed forces. And a special salute to the families and friends of those veterans for their continued support.

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    Stardust, my deepest appreciation to you grandfather, men like him only come around once in a while.

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    Stardust - please offer your grandfather this vet's thanks for his service. That is quite a record. (And a belated happy birthday - to the Corps.)

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    If you have a family with veterans, you likely have many generations and different experiences to honor. How do you find ways to reference their service and sacrifice in your home? Not just a dry display, you may want more interaction for your family's traditions.


    What about elders? The veterans from World War II are getting fewer as time marches on. Their stories of how our bold nation fought in two theatres, have been awesome and overwhelming to grasp, even hearing these first hand. It will be hard for the next generations to fathom the massive extent of involvement without their personal recounting. Each era has its own stories, with veterans having their own sense of purpose and connection with their experience. We have learned from each of these generations, and today we are more consistent in supporting and thanking our service men and women, but we do need to understand what we are thanking them for.

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