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June 22

 

Robert F. Petroski. 1 Lt. 534 Bonb Sq. 381 Bomb Gp. ( H ). Michigan. June 22 1944. ( 0801198 )

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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June 23

 

Charles J. O'Kelly. Pvt. 22 Inf. 4 Div. Massachusetts. June 32 1944. ( 31157796 )

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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June 24

 

Robert L. george. Pvt. 22 Recon Sq. Michigan, June 24 1944. ( 16150459 )

 

 

 

( Apologies I appear to have mislaid the relevant photo. )

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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The following two dates June 25 & 26 are quite tragic, both men are from Georgia, they died within a day of each other, served in the same unit and their service numbers are only eleven numbers apart, it's possible that both these men would have known each other, attended the same schools or lived close to one another.

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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June 25

 

Quincy Aycock. Sgt. 8 Inf. 4 Div. Georgia. June 25 1944. ( 6972657 )

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" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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June 26

 

James F. Holcomb. Tech 5. 8 Inf. 4 Div. Georgia. June 26 1944. ( 6972668 )

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" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

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June 27

 

Clio C Wederski. Pfc. 314 Inf. 79 Div. Colorado. June 27 1944. ( 37704117 )

 

 

 

( Apologies I appear to have mislaid the relevant photo. )

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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June 28

 

Norvall L. Runnion. Tech 5. 331 Inf. 83 Div. West Virginia. June 28 1944. ( 35201472 )

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" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

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June 29

 

Edward F. Doyle. Pvt. 87 Chem. Bn. Connectecut. June 29 1944. ( 31379323 )

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Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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June 30

 

Walter W. Meadows. Pvt. 261 Med. Bn. Kentucky. June 30 1944. ( 32331194 )

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Job well done Ken!

 

Ian :thumbsup:

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Hi Members & Friends,

 

I appreciate all the comments and views expressed here on this fallen veterans topic, also all the people who have taken the time to read the names of the fallen I have shown, and our thoughts for the many others who fell on the field of combat to secure the freedom for Europe and beyond. ;)

 

Many thanks.

 

 

( Erwin, thanks for your enquiry as to my health after my hopitalization a few days ago, all is fine and I will return to posting in a weeks time )

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" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Erwin, thanks for your enquiry as to my health after my hopitalization a few days ago, all is fine and I will return to posting in a weeks time

 

Ken,

 

I hope you are alright! So sorry to hear that you were in the hospital. I hope you are doing much better! I hope something didn't fall on you while you have been helping people tear down walls, put up walls, haul rocks, and all of the other millions of things you do for your friends and family. ;)

 

Take care, Kat

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Ken,

 

I hope you are alright! So sorry to hear that you were in the hospital. I hope you are doing much better! I hope something didn't fall on you while you have been helping people tear down walls, put up walls, haul rocks, and all of the other millions of things you do for your friends and family. ;)

 

Take care, Kat

 

 

Hi Kat, all is o.k. :thumbsup: , I am just spending some time with my daughter as it was fathers day two days ago and we don't get to spend so much time together now we live in different countries. :crying:

 

thanks ken

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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June 30

 

Walter W. Meadows. Pvt. 261 Med. Bn. Kentucky. June 30 1944. ( 32331194 )

 

 

It's the last day of June today and so the headstone shown above is recorded as being the date of death for this soldier sixtyseven years ago, the topic comes to a close, and I would like to say thanks to all those who gave their all.

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hi Ken,long time no see, i appreciate as an ex soldier the respect.....your showing to our allies...i too think of how far these very young men came to these shores and thought will i ever see home again.

 

i remember when we stood above the cliffs and looked down onto the beach ( which was still to dangerous to visit) and thought of the sacrifice these men and women made.

 

Keep up the good work......and for gods sake look after yourself you plonka!!

 

 

Regards col

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Hi Ken,long time no see, i appreciate as an ex soldier the respect.....your showing to our allies...i too think of how far these very young men came to these shores and thought will i ever see home again.

 

i remember when we stood above the cliffs and looked down onto the beach ( which was still to dangerous to visit) and thought of the sacrifice these men and women made.

 

Keep up the good work......and for gods sake look after yourself you plonka!!

Regards col

 

 

yes we stood on the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc in the mid 70's in what is a lifetime away now. :blink:

 

ken

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Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Many Americans, forum members, or relatives of US servicemen and women that died in Europe during WWII will never get to visit the cemetery at Colleville sur Mer - Omaha beach, Normandy.

 

Sixty-seven years on an June once again approaches I would like to pay tribute daily with some of the grave headstones of service personnel that died here in Europe during the month of June 1944.

 

" Let us remember their sacrifices ".

 

 

Well done! Cheers, Bill

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Well done! Cheers, Bill

 

Hi Bill, thanks for your thoughts, I am presently looking into doing this again for 2014, the 70th remembrance year, it's going to take a while to assemble as I have 9.000 headstones to look at and find dates, variation of units, photographs and record the details.

 

I hope forum members will take a look again in June when I will post daily reports.

 

ken

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Thank you.

 

Rus14, thank you for reading and your kind comment of support.

 

ken

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" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Ken,

 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you do honoring our fallen soldiers. You're awesome!

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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Ken,

 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you do honoring our fallen soldiers. You're awesome!

 

fstop61, many thanks for your interest in adding comment here, Awesome is the task that these soldiers performed in storming Fortress Europa, something I have never had to do thanks to them.

 

ken

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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