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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Got to see that!
    Agree.

    I remember Andy Rooney talking about the bomber boys in WWII.

    He said the ground guys lived a miserable life most of the time, while the Air Corps boys slept in heated huts, and got to go downtown.

    Then the next day, they got in their airplanes, flew to Germany and died.

    Don't remember his exact words, but that's the gist of it.

    Andy was a S&S correspondent, who lived with the infantry and flew with the 8th.

    He saw both sides.

    I can't wait to see this miniseries...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Agree.

    I remember Andy Rooney talking about the bomber boys in WWII.

    He said the ground guys lived a miserable life most of the time, while the Air Corps boys slept in heated huts, and got to go downtown.

    Then the next day, they got in their airplanes, flew to Germany and died.

    Don't remember his exact words, but that's the gist of it.

    Andy was a S&S correspondent, who lived with the infantry and flew with the 8th.

    He saw both sides.

    I can't wait to see this miniseries...
    Had an uncle that served in the PTO during WWII, say a lot of combat. When he found out I was going in the Marines in 68' he called me and encouraged me to go into the AF or the Navy. I pointed out we was a grunt all through WWII. i pointed out a lot a airman and sailors dies in WWII and he gave me a rather grim, but practically viewpoint.
    He said yes, but when a sailor or Airman dies he usually has a full belly and a clean shirt on. Marines die hungry, thirsty,muddy and bloody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Had an uncle that served in the PTO during WWII, say a lot of combat. When he found out I was going in the Marines in 68' he called me and encouraged me to go into the AF or the Navy. I pointed out we was a grunt all through WWII. i pointed out a lot a airman and sailors dies in WWII and he gave me a rather grim, but practically viewpoint.
    He said yes, but when a sailor or Airman dies he usually has a full belly and a clean shirt on. Marines die hungry, thirsty,muddy and bloody.
    That is why all this Honorable, noble stuff bothers me


    When my Husband was dying of cancer his Doctor said,it could be from the chemicals. He was there,too. My Husband turned to me, said,” They treated us like dogs over there!” First time he showed his anger.

    They are not thinking all those noble thoughts when struggling through water,then mud while people are shooting at them,they are stepping on land mines, they just want to live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    That is why all this Honorable, noble stuff bothers me


    When my Husband was dying of cancer his Doctor said,it could be from the chemicals. He was there,too. My Husband turned to me, said,” They treated us like dogs over there!” First time he showed his anger.

    They are not thinking all those noble thoughts when struggling through water,then mud while people are shooting at them,they are stepping on land mines, they just want to live.
    Of COURSE they just want to live.

    The "Honorable, noble stuff" is for afterward.

    It absolutely WAS honorable and noble of them to serve, and sacrifice, and we should recognize them for it.

    They saved the world.

    They were, indeed, The Greatest Generation.

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