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went to his 90th birthday party last year.
My father died at only 76 about 19 years ago. He was a Brit and had been on North Atlantic convoy duty on the HMS Rodney, a battleship that played a key role in the sinking of the Bismarck. When he was on board they did runs to Murmansk and to Malta, all convoys under the threat of U-boats. But he would almost never talk about it. I would have loved to hear the first hand accounts but he just wouldn't. Some things, I guess, were just too harsh for him to revisit.
But whether they share their stories or not, the WW2 vets really did save the world.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Disappearing WWII Vets, EGD , Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:59:281
- Re: Disappearing WWII Vets, JimBlake , Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:37:53
- I know one now, but his days are numbered...., Noel , Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:38:48 <-- Viewing This Message
- Garage workshops...., Mike Lynch , Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:36:45
- Re: Disappearing WWII Vets, JerseySaab , Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:17:03
- Re: Disappearing WWII Vets, Bill Homer, Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:23:15
- Re: Disappearing WWII Vets, MI-Roger , Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:21:40
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