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    Default I Hope All The Vets Enjoyed Their Day

    My brother found some of my dad's medals today, which is quite strange being Veterans Day. As you can see, he was part of the Big Red 1.

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    He also found a letter sent to my uncle, regarding my dad's recovery in England. He was injured of course on D-Day, in the second wave. Notice the date of the letter, he was still convalescing and unable to write due to his hands being pretty well shredded. He was very fortunate that he happened to be under the care of a neurosurgeon, who 'relaxed' by pulling shrapnel out of my dad's hands, arms, legs, back, and rear end. They stayed friends after the war, the doc saved his hand for the second time, my dad saved it first. The medic on the beach wanted to amputate, my dad said, "No!" and wouldn't let him have his arm. Finally, the medic plunged the arm into a bucket of sulfa and he was evacuated. Maybe @jimnyc can turn it around?

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    Here ya go...
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    Incredible stuff, Kathy. God bless your father for his service, valor and patriotism.
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    Happy Veterans Day to all of our vets! It's never too late, even though I'm late. You guys and gals all rock!

    And Kath, what a treasure to find, and especially on Veterans day!!
    I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat…You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs - Victory in spite of all terrors - Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.
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