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Chief Henry
06-06-2006, 04:21 PM
God Bless the soldiers and their families that sacrificed so much.

We don't speak german today because of this.

We lost 5,000 in the first 24 hours...unbeleavable sacrifices.

I just could not beleave we have not had a thread about this yet today.

alpha_omega
06-06-2006, 04:23 PM
I just could not beleave we have not had a thread about this yet today.

Thanks for starting one...

God Bless America!

Donger
06-06-2006, 04:24 PM
God Bless the soldiers and their families that sacrificed so much.

We don't speak german today because of this.

We lost 5,000 in the first 24 hours...unbeleavable sacrifices.

I just could not beleave we have not had a thread about this yet today.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=141874

It's more accurate to say that the French don't speak German today because of this.

Dunit35
06-06-2006, 04:30 PM
God Bless the soldiers and their families that sacrificed so much.

We don't speak german today because of this.
We lost 5,000 in the first 24 hours...unbeleavable sacrifices.

I just could not beleave we have not had a thread about this yet today.


I plan on learning German for my history major, just so I can understand what they are saying during WWII.

Donger
06-06-2006, 04:33 PM
I plan on learning German for my history major, just so I can understand what they are saying during WWII.

German's a fun language, and pretty easy to learn. I used to be fluent, but I've forgotten most of it.

What do you plan on doing with a history degree?

Chief Henry
06-06-2006, 04:34 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=141874

It's more accurate to say that the French don't speak German today because of this.


I missed your thread. I wish it would be stickied to stay towards the top. This is something alot people forget about. We lost 5,000
soldiers in the first 24 hours.

Donger
06-06-2006, 04:35 PM
I missed your thread. I wish it would be stickied to stay towards the top. This is something alot people forget about. We lost 5,000
soldiers in the first 24 hours.

Yes, particularly the French.

Dunit35
06-06-2006, 04:38 PM
German's a fun language, and pretty easy to learn. I used to be fluent, but I've forgotten most of it.

What do you plan on doing with a history degree?


High school history teacher. I needed 10 hours of a foreign language at my last college and at my new one I only need 3 (they only offer Spanish or sign laungage). I'm going to have to learn German somewhere else.

big nasty kcnut
06-06-2006, 04:42 PM
The day ike pulled a big risk and in the end got many rewards.

Donger
06-06-2006, 05:02 PM
High school history teacher. I needed 10 hours of a foreign language at my last college and at my new one I only need 3 (they only offer Spanish or sign laungage). I'm going to have to learn German somewhere else.

Excellent. Good for you.

Where are you going to go?

Donger
06-06-2006, 05:04 PM
The day ike pulled a big risk and in the end got many rewards.

Indeed, it was. He actually had written a letter taking full blame for the failure of the invasion, if it came to that.

Chief Henry
06-06-2006, 09:42 PM
bump

kcfanintitanhell
06-06-2006, 09:53 PM
I had an uncle that went ashore at Normandy-he made it all the way across France. He came home all in one piece with a Luger that he lifted off a German soldier that he shot...when I talked to him about it, he was glad to show me the pistol, but he would never talk about the actual invasion.
What incredible bravery! I doubt that they knew it, but the lifespan of a GI, once the gate went down, was minimal.

Loki
06-07-2006, 12:15 AM
first wave american troops

Loki
06-07-2006, 12:15 AM
first wave #2

Loki
06-07-2006, 12:16 AM
Lt. Gen. Harry Kinnard, part of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, 1994.

Loki
06-07-2006, 12:17 AM
Alvin Ungerleider, who participated in the first wave of attacks on D-Day, 1994.

go bowe
06-07-2006, 12:22 AM
thanks, loki...

greg63
06-07-2006, 12:35 AM
God Bless the soldiers and their families that sacrificed so much.

We don't speak german today because of this.

We lost 5,000 in the first 24 hours...unbeleavable sacrifices.

I just could not beleave we have not had a thread about this yet today.

May they all rest in peace.

Loki
06-07-2006, 12:47 AM
thanks, loki...
hell, thank them.
they deserve all the accolades.

greatest generation indeed.

greg63
06-07-2006, 01:25 AM
hell, thank them.
they deserve all the accolades.

greatest generation indeed.

:clap::clap::clap:

MOhillbilly
06-07-2006, 06:48 AM
http://ahc.uwyo.edu/images/online_collections/exhibits/veterans/veteran25b.jpg

MOhillbilly
06-07-2006, 06:51 AM
http://www.skylighters.org/earnthis/cem1944.jpg
http://www.skylighters.org/earnthis/cem1998.jpg

Chief Henry
06-07-2006, 07:09 AM
Good work guys. I just found out two nights ago that a I guy I worked for years ago, was a corpman
on the beach's of Normandy during this Historic day.
I have new found respect for him, albeit he's been
dead for several years now. Jack, You were one hell of a guy. He's always was one tough SOB.
No doubt his experiance on Omaha beach had something to do with this.

Lzen
06-07-2006, 07:19 AM
Freedom isn't free. Thanks, WWII vets for your great sacrifice. :thumb:

Lzen
06-07-2006, 07:21 AM
BTW, my grandpa was in WWII. He used to write the phrase 'Kilroy Was Here'. For some reason, I'm thinking someone told me (my memory is a little fuzzy on this) that it had something to do with WWII. Does anyone know the meaning of this?

Donger
06-07-2006, 09:44 AM
BTW, my grandpa was in WWII. He used to write the phrase 'Kilroy Was Here'. For some reason, I'm thinking someone told me (my memory is a little fuzzy on this) that it had something to do with WWII. Does anyone know the meaning of this?

No one knows for sure it's origin, but yes, it was a popular thing during WWII.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilroy_was_here

StcChief
06-07-2006, 10:08 AM
My uncle survived wave 1 at Omaha Beach.

Hats off to all Vets that kept us from Speaking German/Japanese/Italian.