|[J.D. DIAMOND] Sunday, June 05, 2011 11:34:38 PM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Sunday, June 05, 2011 7:35:12 PM|| |
|Today I ran an 1/2 marathon (little shorter, really, they measured it in nautical miles) organized by the US Navy. While extremely hot, it was organized to commemorate the distance from the shore to the horizon that was travelled on D-Day.|
It was cool because they contacted the military in Afghanistan and ran the race simultaneously. They streamed the event live in both places. The finisher's medal was a giant anchor!
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Palmer Griffiths from Sunday, June 05, 2011 7:00:52 PM)
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|[Palmer Griffiths] Sunday, June 05, 2011 7:00:52 PM|| |
|I started this thread and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart for posting in this thread Especially for the vets Canadian & American,British Etc. I just wanted to remind everyone that it will soon be the aniversary of the Normandy Invasion when the Allies landed at Normandy.God Bless the Canadians,Americans and British who gave there Lives on the beaches of Omaha,Utah,Gold,Sword And Juno.Again a heartfelt thanks to everyone on this site who contributed to this thread. Edited at: Sunday, June 05, 2011 7:01:38 PM|
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|[K2M] Thursday, June 02, 2011 5:12:13 PM|| |
|[spapad] Thursday, June 02, 2011 4:22:45 PM|| |
|Wow, that really would be the ultimate in humiliation. Brought down by a man on a segway. I want to see a video of such a pursuit! Wonder if it's on Youtube? lol|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Thursday, June 02, 2011 4:17:56 PM)
|[guidogodoy] Thursday, June 02, 2011 4:17:56 PM|| |
|It was his wife (or I assume so) really. She told me to hide in the park on the side and watch the cops. They patrol like crazy on segways! LOL!|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by spapad from Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:14:04 PM)
|[spapad] Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:14:04 PM|| |
|Sounds really cool. You never know who you'll meet, or what joy they can bring you. So, where did she suggest you sit with the Champagne? Hopefully someplace that still had a good view. lol|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:06:43 PM)
|[guidogodoy] Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:06:43 PM|| |
|Honestly, I wish I could tell you. While my French is good, it didn't come close to an old fellah feeding pidgeons in a park. I am really only guessing French Foreign Legion because of the card and his love of America via his comments on his tie and the dollar bill. As you could imagine, his speech was slurred and he was hard of hearing so I didn't want to torture the guy..|
He DID break out a great old tattered photo of him as a young man with some hottie "with great gams!" (my liberal translation of his words). Looked to be USA and he said her name but I don't recall. Musta been alll the birds around my head! Yeah, he even threw some rice in my hair. Great guy. I seriously laughted when the people before me ran from him when he was just trying to give them free rice for pictures. Asians of some sort. Guess they thought that he was trying to charge them. He threw a handful of rice at them and cussed them out like crazy. GREAT!
Me? I had no trouble whatsoever lining up to chat with him and get my handful of free rice! LOL!!! His wife (out of the pic) even clapped when she saw that I had walked a cold bottle of champagne various kms to drink to Charlesmagne / Notre Dame. Even told me where to hide in the park! HAAAA!
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by spapad from Thursday, June 02, 2011 2:51:38 PM)
|[spapad] Thursday, June 02, 2011 2:51:38 PM|| |
|Did he happen to tell you exactly why the American Legion and America in general means so much to him? I would have loved to hear his story. I'm assuming by his age it has something to do with WW II perhaps Normandy? What an interesting person. |
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Thursday, June 02, 2011 1:00:30 PM)
|[Becks] Thursday, June 02, 2011 2:06:10 PM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Thursday, June 02, 2011 1:00:30 PM|| |
|Check THIS out! Here I am sitting right in front of Notre Dame and there are always old folks sitting around handing out bread and rice so the tourists can feed the pidgeons. Really cool. Anyhoo, I get to speaking with one fellow who gets all emotional hearing that I was American and breaks out his American legion card (?) and points to his tie that was from the us. Even had a $1 (American dollar) from who knows when. I wish I had one in my pocket as he was almost as prould of it as he was his neckpiece.|
Don't laugh at my hair (look at my SHIRT instead)! I said that I pretty much shaved my head for the last race and YOU try walking miles to get to Notre Dame with the wind blowing and a bottle of champagne in your hand. LOL!
What luck to find this fellow. Another who I had the great honor of being able to shake his hand.
|[Palmer Griffiths] Friday, March 18, 2011 10:47:24 PM|| |
|[Palmer Griffiths] Friday, March 18, 2011 10:44:43 PM|| |
|It was 3 years this month my Grandad passed away. I miss him alot.I thought it would be fitting to post here in this thread since he was a Veteran of World War II. I miss you alot Grandpa. Pvt. Palmer O. Griffiths Hq Det 1st Rgt First Special Service Force "The Black Devils" 1924-2008 RIP.|
|[Becks] Saturday, February 26, 2011 12:43:58 AM|| |
|He certainly was remarkable. Thank you Major Winters for your service. RIP.|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Palmer Griffiths from Friday, February 25, 2011 11:04:50 PM)
|[Palmer Griffiths] Friday, February 25, 2011 11:04:50 PM|| |
| I just found out that Major Dick Winters of the 101st Band of Brothers has passed away. That was in January. People are trying to push for him to get the Congressional Medal Of honor. He was a remarkable man and will be missed. Major Richard D. Winters. 1918 - 2011 |
|[Palmer Griffiths] Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:09:06 PM|| |
|I think I'd be a little choked up myself talking to the Vet. I'm glad these guys are sharing there memories with us.|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Friday, January 14, 2011 11:45:45 PM)
|[Palmer Griffiths] Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:05:09 PM|| |
| The battle of the Bulge was a real bad one.Alot of guys were Killed there but The 101st held out at Bastogne even when they were surrounded.Read quite a bit about Bastogne and The Bulge and Band Of Brothers was an Excellent mini series.B y the way I found out that close to where I live here in Canada my GrandDad's outfit are having there annual Reunion.They Have it one year in the U.S. and another in Canada Since The First Special service Force consisted of both American and Canadian Troops.Would really like to go to it because family members of Forcemen are welcome to attend. [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by running wild from Tuesday, December 28, 2010 11:28:13 PM)
||running wild wrote:
|Saving Private Ryan is a great film .
the men who fought in WW2 lived through things that our generation will never see.
you should be proud of your grandfather .
when I was a kid, I knew a man who fought at " the bulge "
our veterans deserve to be remembered for their sacrifice for all the rest of us
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|[acolyte55] Monday, January 17, 2011 4:56:44 PM|| |
|its an amazing place to go , the pearl harbor memorial invokes a lot of emotion !!|
|[Becks] Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:28:35 AM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Friday, January 14, 2011 11:45:45 PM|| |
|This was just too cool. At Pearl Harbor / USS Arizona Memorial, I come across this old gentleman who had tears in his eyes while reading the names. As I was close to him, he asks if I'd take his picture and we struck up a little conversation. Turns out he was a 93 year old Navy man who was stationed there. I believe that he was on an aircraft carrier as he was out to sea on the day of the attack.|
It was a true pleasure to shake his hand.