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Old 09-23-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default WWII submarine group to give up name

The oldest is 102 the youngest is 86. We are loosing the greatest generation one hero at a time. We owe so much to that group and for the most part have repaid them with apathy.

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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This makes me sad.

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None of us live forever. Thousands of the vets are dying every day. Their history and thier memory will always remain, as long as we remember.

To get a feel of how these guys lived, read Thunder Below, by Eugene Flukey. A great book that reads like a novel. Flukey won the MOH.

Clear the Bridge, by Richard O'kane. A fighting sub during the early part of the war, by one of the most successful commanders.

Silent Victory By Clay Blair, Jr. A history of undersea WWII boats.
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This is very sad! God Bless them and thanking them for their service.

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i had numerous friends and relatives who fought in WWII: The vast majority are gone now. They were the greatest generation.

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