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Posted By: ard mhacha
10-Jun-06 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: I met a real war hero
Subject: RE: BS: I met a real war hero
Doug I am definitely not gung-ho about war and its heroes, but I am interested in the US forces who were stationed in the north of Ireland during the second world war.

When visiting my cousin in West Virginia, Nitro to be exact, I met a couple of men from WV who recognised my accent and during the conversaion they told me they were frequent visitors to my town before they embarked for France.

The time has moved on when our local press would have featured a story on some old US veteran who would have been visiting his old haunts, Paton and Eisenhower visited the troops during there stay.