Yeah, men joined up for an assortment of reasons, and often their first taste of combat was a sobering dose of reality. Politics evaporated and men fought to protect their buddies.
It was a crucible to which even climbing pales in comparison.
Men such as Finn showed the metal of what this country was made of but also inspired his fellow soldiers.
Yes, we should honor them today, as we should on all days.
As for 10910 trolling me as a bigot, yeah right.
We could trade incidents all day.
The aspect I alluded to was that in our fight with the japanese their abysmal treatment of prisoners dictated a war in which no quarter was given or expected.
Perhaps the concept of honor in war is paradoxical, but it appeals to my sense of ethical order.
Your personal stories of loved ones have profoundly touched my heart.
My mother was eighteen when France was liberated. She will always hold the American GI's whom liberated her village and country in the highest esteem and regard. She was in awe of these young men who fought so courageously against the Nazis.
My heart is filled with sorrow for all the men and women who have died in war. I am numb thinking about the ones who survive and live their life with horrific memories.
John Finn may you rest in peace.
God bless you and your families, today and always.
It was my honor on Monday to fly the missing man at 4 Veterans ceremonies
in the Los Angeles area. There is a lot of emotion both on the ground and air to be the #3 with smoke on to pull off formation, climb and dissapear
to the west.
Bless those who gave- and most to those that gave all.........