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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2010 - 09:31am PT
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.
Robb

Social climber
The other "Magic City on the Plains"
May 31, 2010 - 03:02pm PT
In memorial,
Lance Cpl. Thomas (Tommie) Jenkins III
KIA Iraq
coz

Trad climber
California
May 31, 2010 - 06:33pm PT
Japan made Hitler look like Mary Poppins, read ur history before u give Ron shit!

God bless all our brave men and women who fought so bravely for freedom!

All my thanks and respect, SC
Papillon Rendre

climber
May 31, 2010 - 11:33pm PT
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.

mt10910

climber
Jun 1, 2010 - 12:48am PT
"Japan made Hitler look like Mary Poppins"

that is some funny stuff. Coz where do you get such jokes?

Almost as funny as Arbeit macht frei.

edit-off to the ak range for month so we can continue these hilarious moments later. Like how many jews can ya fit in a volkswagon?

lots actually. 2 in the back, 2 in the front and six million in the ash tray.
RDB

Social climber
way out there
Jun 1, 2010 - 01:22am PT

Japan
Stalin
Hilter

None were good neighbors.



mt10910

climber
Jun 1, 2010 - 01:37am PT
RDB now ya are talking, throw Pol Pot in their in we got us a party
Papillon Rendre

climber
Jun 1, 2010 - 06:56am PT
If Coz is referring to the treatment of our POW's in prison camps, he is correct.

The Nazis treated the British and American Pow's much better than the Japanese treated them.

The mortality rate was about 5% for US/Brit POWs held by the Germans in comparison to Japanese prison camps where the rate was between 33-50%, depending on the location.

It's all bad, yes.
Doug Zeissner

Social climber
Buena Park, ca
Jun 1, 2010 - 07:48am PT
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.........

Doug Z
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Jun 3, 2010 - 10:30pm PT
RIP

http://www.sandiego6.com/news/national/story/Oldest-Medal-of-Honor-recipient-from-WWII-dies/EkkWHvYrrkWZD77drZjfnw.cspx
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