For our young people...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by danf_fl, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Some of us have used or know what the following are.

    If you are less than 30 years old, tell us what you think these stand for:

    RVN
    ROK
    VE-DAY
    VJ-DAY
    ETO
    DDE

    This is just to see if some things were taught in school.
     
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  2. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Veteren Europe Day,
    Veteren Japan Day? for the ending of the war finally?

    I have no clue as to the RVN, ROK, ETO, and DDE means :eek:
     

  3. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    RVN - republic of Vietnam

    ROK - Republic Of Korea

    ETO- European Theatre of Operations

    See above for VE and VJ --clueless about DDE as well
     
  4. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    D Day Europe invasion???

    And if you had a P in there for Peoples, I coulda guessed the Korean one :p
     
  5. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    I know the answers but I won't answer cause I'm over 50. :eek:;)
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Didn't know the last two.
     
  7. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Last two got me. My grandpa taught me the rest
     
  8. dyslexic_llama

    dyslexic_llama New Member

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    RVN
    Vietnam.

    ROK
    Republic of Korea.

    VE-DAY
    Victory in Europe Day.

    VJ-DAY
    Victory in Japan Day.

    ETO
    European Theatre of Operations.

    DDE
    Dwight David Eisenhower, someone today's youth will NOT be learning about in school because he was a true American.
     
  9. M605

    M605 New Member

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    Ok who said "NUTS!" and why?
     
  10. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Patton or another general when he was asked to surrender at the battle of the buldge???
     
  11. NC1760

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    Actually it was 101st’s acting commander, Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe's reply to German General Luttwitz when he was asked if he wanted to surrender at the siege of Bastogne... Part of the Battle of the Bulge during WW2. I had ancestors in that engagement.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Bastogne
     
  12. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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  13. NC1760

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    To live in freedom and security because of the sacrifices and heroism of those soldiers ...in a sense we all won on that level. ;)
     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    No prizes. I was just wondering.

    But history is important. How do we avoid making the same mistakes others have made? History.
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    M605 New Member

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    Be a smart voter is a good start. My wife's friend voted for O just because he said something about woman's rights she like, and yes she is regretting it now.
     
  17. seancslaughter

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    Who said this quote? "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."
     
  18. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know, but like Dlynt I am over 30, so I will not answer this.

    Gereat thread Dan. I learned a couple things from it myself.
     
  19. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Got them all.
    But,
    I am 75
    and lived through that time.
    and D D E, was my Commander in Chief.
     
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  20. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I can't remember the exact phrasing, but my uncle who served in the Army Air Corp in WWII based in England and flying B-17 missions into Germany, told me of a communique sent by an American officer to the Germans, that we would stop bombing targets around the borders of Germany and Austria, if they would quit sending Vienna sausages in their K-Rations,, it may be a serviceman's myth type thing, but I always remember him when I see a can in the store.