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Thread #92100   Message #1756730
Posted By: Rapparee
10-Jun-06 - 11:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: I met a real war hero
Subject: RE: BS: I met a real war hero
I've met several. My father, for example, may have been involved in the liberation of a Japanese POW camp in the Philipines -- I don't know for certain, since he died when I was five. My Uncle Gene helped to liberate Saipan -- one day, after the fighting was mostly done, he was sitting in a tent when a Warrant Officer walked up; it was his brother, Jack.

My father-in-law is currently in cardian intensive care, suffering from septicemia and a heart attack. He landed in NI in 1942, was moved to near Bath, and went into Normandy on D+21 as part of SHAEF Forward -- his job was to be a liason with the Underground. During the Battle of Bulge he earned two Bronze Stars.

These stories should not be lost; the Library of Congress is collecting them in the US.