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Sun May 27, 2012, 04:09 PM

2. Thank you for posting that

This is the time of year I miss my parents the most. They both re-enlisted in the Navy in the months after Pearl Harbor, when I was less than a year old. Both survived the war although my dad suffered bouts of malarial related chills and fever until his death about 10 years ago.

They are my heroes as is my older sister who looked after me and my younger brother when both parents worked full time and attended college under the GI bill in the late 40's. She's been gone since 1987 and although nobody wanted to believe it at the time I'm pretty sure she was gay.

It's just me, my brother and my maternal uncle (a D-Day veteran of the 101st Airborne) left now. And he's almost 90.

My own military career was undistinguished so it's nice to be able to have people to look up to who served in a truly good cause.

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