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7 May 1945 #7832392 05/07/20 02:09 PM
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On this day at 02:41 in Reims France Germany signed a unconditional surrender with a slighty modified document signed on 8th May in Berlin therefore ending the war in Europe.

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Chuck Norris Birthday 12/7/1945 coincidence? I think not roflmao
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My daddy got to come back home soon after that.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


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My daddy got to come back home soon after that.


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My daddy got to come back home soon after that.


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Same here - Dad was an Army Air Corps pilot, trained out of Uvalde, then stationed in Galveston before running recon in Europe and training bomber pilots. He rarely would talk about the war or growing up in the Great Depression. He lost his little brother during a training run early on and if affected him greatly I think. These men (and women) were true heroes.


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It was 47 days to late for my great cousin, he did not make it back so close to the end. RIP

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Dad was still on SS Sioux Falls dodging kamikazes somewhere around Okinawa.

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Great photos Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely better than the one you have underwater .


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My ol man “tha sarge” was pickin up a bronze star at Okinawa as a marine sergeant in the 7th

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It was 47 days to late for my great cousin, he did not make it back so close to the end. RIP


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They truly were the greatest generation. Defeated facism in a monumental world wide struggle.

My father was in the Phillipines, Manilla and Guam. Fierce fighting and heavy casualties. He rarely even mentioned it.
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Dad was in the Seabee’s and ran a dozer on freshly secured islands. Still had snipers shooting at him as he helped made new airstrips. Didn’t talk about it I just read it in letters I read after he passed. Have some pictures of him with a 30 cal carbine and a pistol. Not much for protection to me.

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My daddy could fix anything or build anything. He built the house I grew up in. He came back and wired the house for electricity after the REA cam through. We were poor but we had love.


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My father was still in the Philippines fighting the Japanese with the 11th Airborne. He seldom mentioned that part but he did talk about the time he spent in Japan after their surrender. The 11th airborne was one of the first occupying forces to go into Japan. flag


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My father was still in the Philippines fighting the Japanese with the 11th Airborne. He seldom mentioned that part but he did talk about the time he spent in Japan after their surrender. The 11th airborne was one of the first occupying forces to go into Japan. flag



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My Cousin Emil Havelka 2nd from the left. Field report from the only survivor.
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It was 47 days to late for my great cousin, he did not make it back so close to the end. RIP

My Cousin Emil Havelka 2nd from the left. Field report from the only survivor.

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