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post #1 of 3 Old 11-11-2019, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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November 11 Veterans Day

These are the hands of Richard Overton. He lived to be 112 years old. He attributed his longevity to "smoking cigars and drinking whiskey-stiffened coffee." He was the oldest surviving U.S. WWII Veteran. He served in the Pacific and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star, He died in 2018. On this day of the end of the first war to end all wars, let's take a moment to remember those not with us. BOTL and not.All gave some; some gave all. Rest easy now.
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-14-2019, 04:44 PM
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My late dad was a WWII bazookaman in the Ardennes Counteroffensive (Battle of the Bulge), battle of Colmar pocket, battle of he Rhine and a few other battles. I think of him every day, but especially on Veterans Day. Obligatory cigar content: He was smoking cigarettes during the war, but told me that he decided to switch to cigars "for his heath" - the fact that half his comrades were killed or wounded either by the enemy or the weather notwithstanding. He got out with frostbitten toes, but at least his lungs were healthy. He had to stop smoking after his first heart attack, but whenever I would smoke outdoors with him he would sit downwind hoping to get a few second hand puffs. God bless all our veterans and those currently serving.
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My late dad was a WWII bazookaman in the Ardennes Counteroffensive (Battle of the Bulge), battle of Colmar pocket, battle of he Rhine and a few other battles. I think of him every day, but especially on Veterans Day. Obligatory cigar content: He was smoking cigarettes during the war, but told me that he decided to switch to cigars "for his heath" - the fact that half his comrades were killed or wounded either by the enemy or the weather notwithstanding. He got out with frostbitten toes, but at least his lungs were healthy. He had to stop smoking after his first heart attack, but whenever I would smoke outdoors with him he would sit downwind hoping to get a few second hand puffs. God bless all our veterans and those currently serving.
That's a great story, and a thank you to your Dad from us all.
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