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National Dick Winters is the Man Day

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Sometimes, Run, it isn't about enjoying it, its about remembering it.

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Run, go read Man in the High Castle or something.

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Sometimes, Run, it isn't about enjoying it, its about remembering it.

    Oh, Volyu.

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    much like sex it's not about enjoying it

    it's about bragging to the guys afterwards

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    looks like NAC underestimated SE's desire to be baited

  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel Deus Vult! OsloRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Man, my grand father fought to keep Europe free of the communist Slavic threat and this this is how you repay him?

    Fuck off and die.
  • Burning OrganBurning Organ Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Peter Ebel wrote: »
    Man, my grand father fought to keep Europe free of the communist Slavic threat and this this is how you repay him?

    EDIT: Although I guess you guys supplied the air planes we beat the russkies asses with.

  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I have Band of Brothers on Blu Ray, and this will be an excellent opportunity to watch it.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    vsove wrote: »
    I have Band of Brothers on Blu Ray, and this will be an excellent opportunity to watch it.

    This is essentially my primary reason to get a PS3.

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel COME ON AND DAN AND WELCOME TO THE DANRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I picked it up on sale a few months back, totally worth it.

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  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    NotACrook wrote: »
    vsove wrote: »
    I have Band of Brothers on Blu Ray, and this will be an excellent opportunity to watch it.

    This is essentially my primary reason to get a PS3.

    That was my primary reason to get a PS3. I've played a few games on it, too, but ultimately it's good BluRay and DVD player that is quite straightforward to update and which I can play the odd game on.

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel Deus Vult! OsloRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Okay, honesty time: Dick Winters is a hero. Arguments could be made that my grand father should be tried for war crimes.

    Fuck off and die.
  • Burning OrganBurning Organ Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The war made my grandfather deaf, as a result talking to him was very hard.

    Hardly knew the man.

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    oh wow.

    Since when did google video embed too?

    That's Bill Guarnere at Brecourt Manor.

  • Run Run RunRun Run Run __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    My grand father helped invade Russia.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    While we are recognizing the brave American, Canandian and British soldiers who landed at Normandy or dropped in the night before, I'd also like to remember the men who sacrificed themselves in Tunisia, Anzio, Salerno, Monte Cassino, the Phillipines, the British 1st Airborne in Arnhem, the 84 members of the 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion massacred at Malmedy, the over 500,000 Soviet soldiers and civilians killed or missing at Stalingrad and the 16 million other Allied soldiers who gave their lives.

    Especially close in my memory are the U.S. Marines who landed at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Peleliu.

  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Much of my family on my father's side was killed during the Second World War because they were members of the Polish resistance. From a family of fourteen, only my grandmother and great grandmother survived the war - my grandfather and step-grandfather both escaped Poland and enlisted in the Royal Army. My grandfather worked as an artilleryman, and my step-grandfather as a mechanic. Both were in Africa for much of the conflict there, and on my mother's side my grandfather was one of the few who made it back from the massacre at Dieppe. So there's a lot of military history in my family, and I think that recognizing the sacrifices made is something everyone should do.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    my favorite part of generation kill is where their convoy of humvees is speeding through a town, shooting everything that moves and that guy on the grenade launcher just completely levels an entire building.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel COME ON AND DAN AND WELCOME TO THE DANRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    My girlfriend's grandfather was there on Iwo Jima when they planted the flag. He was partners with a Cherokee code-talker.

    Apparently after the war he was very, very nervous around anything that sounded like gunfire if he didn't know about it ahead of time (i.e. fireworks on the 4th.) One day some local kids (who knew he was a veteran) decided to play a prank and throw some firecrackers down near his feet. After crawling out from under the car he'd taken cover under, he caught up to them, pulled them out of the truck and gave them a beating. The following day the police came by to look into the matter, wanting him to press charges against the boys who'd done it. He refused, and said 'I lost too many boys in the war, I'm not going to ruin the lives of two more.'

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  • honey nut cheerioshoney nut cheerios __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    NotACrook wrote: »
    How many of you have read his autobiography?

    I have it, haven't read it yet but plan to after Turn Coat.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    NotACrook wrote: »
    How many of you have read his autobiography?

    I have it, haven't read it yet but plan to after Turn Coat.

    It's really good.

    He's quite humble and down to Earth, and pretty matter of fact about things. I'm not so sure he'd be all for this "hero" stuff.

  • T. J. Nutty Nub T. J. Nutty Nub Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    Run, go read Man in the High Castle or something.

    what is that book about?

    I have it but never read it

  • T. J. Nutty Nub T. J. Nutty Nub Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    My girlfriend's grandfather was there on Iwo Jima when they planted the flag. He was partners with a Cherokee code-talker.

    Apparently after the war he was very, very nervous around anything that sounded like gunfire if he didn't know about it ahead of time (i.e. fireworks on the 4th.) One day some local kids (who knew he was a veteran) decided to play a prank and throw some firecrackers down near his feet. After crawling out from under the car he'd taken cover under, he caught up to them, pulled them out of the truck and gave them a beating. The following day the police came by to look into the matter, wanting him to press charges against the boys who'd done it. He refused, and said 'I lost too many boys in the war, I'm not going to ruin the lives of two more.'

    My grandfather worked on the bomb

  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    Run, go read Man in the High Castle or something.

    what is that book about?

    I have it but never read it

    Japan invades and takes over the western USA

    a lot more than that, but that's what happens

  • T. J. Nutty Nub T. J. Nutty Nub Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Killjoy wrote: »
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    Run, go read Man in the High Castle or something.

    what is that book about?

    I have it but never read it

    Japan invades and takes over the western USA

    a lot more than that, but that's what happens

    Well, now I have something for after Bloody April

  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Germany also do the same, splits the US between two rulers.

  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    this is a good thread

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  • WeaverWeaver hut hut wut wutRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    NotACrook wrote: »
    While we are recognizing the brave American, Canandian and British soldiers who landed at Normandy or dropped in the night before, I'd also like to remember the men who sacrificed themselves in Tunisia, Anzio, Salerno, Monte Cassino, the Phillipines, the British 1st Airborne in Arnhem, the 84 members of the 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion massacred at Malmedy, the over 500,000 Soviet soldiers and civilians killed or missing at Stalingrad and the 16 million other Allied soldiers who gave their lives.

    Especially close in my memory are the U.S. Marines who landed at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Peleliu.


    Oh lord so many Canadian regiments were completely obliterated, nearly to the last man, by the 1st SS Panzer.

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  • WeaverWeaver hut hut wut wutRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Pick up and read Steel Inferno by Micheal Reynolds. It's a book about the 1st SS Panzer Corps, their entire history, leading up to their formation to the end of the unit. The book is very very detailed and has highly respectable sources for its information.

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    this is a good thread

    Everyone should watch The World at War. It's a fantastic documentary narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier about WW2 with tons of combats footage and interviews with generals, soldiers, politicians, etc. It's god damn awesome.

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  • WeaverWeaver hut hut wut wutRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
  • WeaverWeaver hut hut wut wutRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Dietrich was such a horrible man.

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  • WeaverWeaver hut hut wut wutRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    That was the movie that I saw during my only off-base pass during my 12 weeks of infantry training at Ft. Benning, Georgia. My great grandfather was in a truck in France that was hit by German mortars and died before the Berlin wall fell with German shrapnel still trying to work its way out of his skin to the day he died choking on his own blood because the shrapnel finally caused his lungs to basically explode.

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    pfff. The Infantry Regiment Großdeutschland was way better than the Waffen SS.

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  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'd follow Damien Lewis to hell and back. And this is mostly because of Life... but Band of Brothers was good too.

  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    DICK WINTERS IS THE FUCKING MAN

    WHO LED THE ATTACK ON BRECOURT MANOR? WHICH IS STILL USED A TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE OF AN ATTACK ON AN ENTRENCHED PLACE THING OR WHATEVER?!

    DICK FUCKING WINTERS THAT'S WHO

  • WeaverWeaver hut hut wut wutRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    When I was in the 1/506th, a senior NCO in my company had served under Robert Sink as a Private.

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere MY FINEST CREATION oh nevermind it's deadRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I know it's not the same war and all but I seem to remember hearing about the last surviving WWI veteran dying the other day

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