Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Dad...


He was born on the 6th of June, 1928.

When he was 16, the Allies landed in Normandy.

When he was 17, he dropped out of high school to join the Army.

This would have been his 89th birthday.

He didn't make it to 82.

I miss you Dad.

A lot...



10 comments:

  1. My dad was born on June 12, 1928. I miss him, too.

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    1. I remember that our dads were contemporaries.

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  2. My dad born 12 January, 1920. I'm sure I mentioned before that he was a B-17 pilot and flew 35 combat missions with
    this group---

    http://www.447bg.com/

    I know this would have made his day---

    Commercial —
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlFD0Zyl_f0

    Making of —
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8veDpPwFCVM#t=574.4493392

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    1. Now that was awesome. One most certainly does not "Mess with Texas."

      And yes, you have mentioned your dad's service. We honor his memory.

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  3. His face seems very familiar...I'm sure I've seen it somewhere, only a little bit older.

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  4. scares me when I think I'm only ten years younger than him - 1938. Great post, thanks for the memories. RHT447 - thanks for that, too!

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    1. Time seems to be in a rush to get somewhere...

      I wish it would slow down!

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  5. I imagine the Old Man has that same smile on his face as he reads the Chant.

    As for time, there'll be more than enough for the harp and cloud stuff. In the meantime, grab life by the @$$!

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    1. They have Harp in Heaven?

      Oh, you mean the musical instrument...

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