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Met me a hero today! :D

Discussion in 'Military' started by wormfood, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. wormfood

    wormfood [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I attended the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show this weekend.

    It is large. If you walk all the rows from end to end, I believe it covers eight miles. It and of it self was a hell of an experience. If it was not there, in relation to firearms, it doesn't exist.

    But by far the best experience was meeting this gentleman, WWII Marine R.V. Burgin!

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    He is featured in Eugene Sledge's book, With the Old Breed, and his story is told in the mini-series, The Pacific. I purchased an autographed copy of his book Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific.

    If you have read any of the three books the HBO series The Pacific is based on, and or watched the series, meeting a guy who managed to live through that hell is amazing.

    We are losing that generation fast as the years fly by, I felt privileged to shake that Marine's hand.
     
  2. TyT

    TyT Thank you to all our miltary personnel for serving

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    That's pretty bad ass!
     
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    ColtsTRD .....

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    x1,000,000,000 :cool:
     
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    Fred1524 Love me some tacos!!!!

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    Thats awesome! :cool:
     
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