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(9,054 posts)
Wed Dec 7, 2022, 03:28 PM Dec 2022

Just a quick salute on this day

to my uncle Larry, center who was at Hickam Field on this day 81 years ago and spent the next 4 years of basically hand to hand through the Pacific, suffering badly with what we know now as PTSD. He was the only other Army guy (besides me) in my Navy family. Uncle Roy, on the left who was a radioman on the Enterprise, and my dad on the right, SeaBee and Bell System employee at the birth of the SeaBees, and stationed on a PT boat base in New Guinea.

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Just a quick salute on this day (Original Post) HAB911 Dec 2022 OP
A salute to all three from this Navy vet. K & R Permanut Dec 2022 #1
Great pic and what an incredible legacy Docreed2003 Dec 2022 #2
thank, and I did! HAB911 Dec 2022 #5
The greatest generation. No doubt about it. Give 'em a job and they got it done. Botany Dec 2022 #3
In Atlanta, I'm sure. HAB911 Dec 2022 #6
There is a Bald Cypress Tree behind the 3. Botany Dec 2022 #7
Boy do you live up to your username, Botany! murielm99 Dec 2022 #8
Astounding! HAB911 Dec 2022 #9
E.Z. the only tree that looks like that is a bald cypress. Botany Dec 2022 #11
LOL, here is another Georgia photo HAB911 Dec 2022 #12
whoa, how cool is this... bluboid Dec 2022 #16
Love the picture. LakeArenal Dec 2022 #4
thanks, I have lots more HAB911 Dec 2022 #10
A salute to all three from a 70's Army veteran KS Toronado Dec 2022 #13
Grateful to them all for their service! calimary Dec 2022 #14
That's what real heroes look like oldtime dfl_er Dec 2022 #15
An absolutely classic photo! patphil Dec 2022 #17
This AF Veteran salutes them!! iluvtennis Dec 2022 #18
Wonderful photo! Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2022 #19
I know what you mean by the PTSD. SergeStorms Dec 2022 #20
That's a great picture! DashOneBravo Dec 2022 #21


(70,907 posts)
3. The greatest generation. No doubt about it. Give 'em a job and they got it done.
Wed Dec 7, 2022, 03:41 PM
Dec 2022

Great image. Was that picture taken in the south?


(70,907 posts)
7. There is a Bald Cypress Tree behind the 3.
Wed Dec 7, 2022, 04:40 PM
Dec 2022

BTW this map is off some native bald cypress can be found clear up north to central Indiana and further north into
Illinois and along the Mississippi.


(9,054 posts)
12. LOL, here is another Georgia photo
Wed Dec 7, 2022, 05:01 PM
Dec 2022

My dad and a couple of others at a backyard BBQ in Plains Georgia


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10. thanks, I have lots more
Wed Dec 7, 2022, 04:50 PM
Dec 2022

and will be putting them on my website one of these days! Lots of photos of my dad in New Guinea. (The nut never falls far from the tree!)

Grumpy Old Guy

(3,276 posts)
19. Wonderful photo!
Wed Dec 7, 2022, 06:12 PM
Dec 2022

Apparently my uncle also served on P.T. boats in New Guinea. He had two boats shot out from underneath him.


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20. I know what you mean by the PTSD.
Wed Dec 7, 2022, 06:21 PM
Dec 2022

I had an uncle who must have been in the same foxhole as your Uncle Larry. He came back from the war (so my Dad told me anyway) a completely different man than when he entered.
It was sad to see, as a kid, because I didn't know what he went through. I thought he must have been born that way.

When I was old enough to understand (right around the time the Army was measuring me up for Vietnam) my Dad told me the truth about Uncle Ken. I've been totally anti-war ever since. 😥

The things those poor men witnessed and suffered through.

Thanks for remembering them on this day.

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