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    Posted: December 16 2012 at 2:39am
A close friend a veteran and World War II. fighter pilot died today please keep his family and friends in your prayers and thoughts thank you
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I'm sorry for your loss Cookie, I'll keep the family in my prayers.
We don't have a lot of WWII vets left, they were an amazing generation.

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That generation is disappearing all too rapidly these days. I'll say a prayer.

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As co-incidence I was at legion yesterday, helping in preparations for one of our own.Mr Jack Palmer - a REAL gentleman,is facing his final moments on this earth. He served through the entire Italian campaign. He has been active as a life member of the Legion - always volunteering when needed, highly placed,and respected SHRINER,mentor-father-friend and respected gentleman.
When this gentleman leaves us, WE will lose BIGTIME. The likes of this individual wont be seen again.
He will have a full Legion service, followed by a Shriner's service. My heart will be even heavier than it is now, when I say my final goodbye to a man I so admired.

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I was honored to have been asked to be a Pallbearer
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John "Jack" Palmer passed away this morning. Huge loss.
So I called on another veteran friend (Harry Read). He was R.C.N during the war. Took him out for a couple pints. He enjoyed the day. I enjoyed it as well.
It wont be long before they're all gone.
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My daughter had a high school writing assignment to interview a vet. My father passed before she was born, so she arranged to interview a friend's grandfather. He joined the Air Force at 17 went right to England as a bomber crew and was shot down on his first mission. hooked up with the French underground and was back in England in a week. The Next Day he was back on a mission and was shot down. He was a pow for 3 months, escaped and made it back to England. He completed 2 or 3 missions, was shot down and spent the rest of the war as a pow. He said they were still trying to escape when the U.S. troops liberated them, and he was fully prepared to go back to England and get on another plane.

An amazing group, and they will be missed.

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They were more than amazing.  As my son said they were men. The likes of which we'll never see again!
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Originally posted by Tony Tony wrote:


They were more than amazing.  As my son said they were men. The likes of which we'll never see again!




Willingly into harm's way..EVERYONE workin together for one goal.
Never see it again with a "ME" society!
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sorry for your losses CM & Hodie , it has been going on for years but there are not many left , i was noting the other day with the passing of a local vet that the korean vets are getting fewer as well
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Thanks guys for all your cordial replies
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Iam sorry for your loss my grand father passed before i was born he joined the Royal irish fusiliers at 16 years old in 1916 and served with the british army until 1946 he was awarded a silver medal and bar all i remember was it had the words For Valor embosed on the front.
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It is always sad to hear about these veterans passing; but that is unfortunately the way of things. Father time stops for no man. I often wonder if we were faced with the same dangers today; how the youth of today would react. I know we have professional soldiers doing a tough job today, but the two world wars asked a lot from many ordinary people, and I take my hat off to those that stepped up to the job.
May they rest in peace, and may we thank them for the peace that we often take for granted, that was paid for in blood.
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