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Old August 17th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #31
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I hope that isn't true.

I have always been a fan of his,

Alvin York was the person if you came to his home you were expected to sit down and have supper (dinner in yankee speak) with him. there were times Gracie would cook for 40 or 50 people. Just the way he was. If you need work he would at least give you room and board and pay as much as he could afford..
my thought is the guy my dad quoted likely met audie late in the war. it's common for the guys that see a lot of friends go down in war don't want any new ones. the brothers in arms are the ones you start with, once you get hit with the pain of losing friends a few times you don't wanna repeat that. you can't control who gets killed, you can keep from making friends.

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my thought is the guy my dad quoted likely met audie late in the war. it's common for the guys that see a lot of friends go down in war don't want any new ones. the brothers in arms are the ones you start with, once you get his with the pain of losing friends a few times you don't wanna repeat that. you can't control who gets killed, you can keep from making friends.
Actually the series "Band of Brothers", which I found to be excellent, covered that topic explicitly. The new guys coming into the unit thought the original group didn't like them or considered themselves superior but in fact it was they didn't want to have more friends to feel bad about if they got killed.

I would recommend "Band of Brothers" to anyone.
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Actually the series "Band of Brothers", which I found to be excellent, covered that topic explicitly. The new guys coming into the unit thought the original group didn't like them or considered themselves superior but in fact it was they didn't want to have more friends to feel bad about if they got killed.

I would recommend "Band of Brothers" to anyone.
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Yup, excellent series. Mrs. H often wonders what I see in the old classics. I tell her there's always something to be learned. I particularly like their deployment in the bocage in Normandy, episode 2, where they take out 3 German 88mm guns. Good tactics, still studied by the Army, I believe. A textbook case.
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Yup, excellent series. Mrs. H often wonders what I see in the old classics. I tell her there's always something to be learned. I particularly like their deployment in the bocage in Normandy, episode 2, where they take out 3 German 88mm guns. Good tactics, still studied by the Army, I believe. A textbook case.
I wouldn't consider this an old classic. Although it is a classic all right it was released in 2001. I always think of classics needing to be older than that.
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I wouldn't consider this an old classic. Although it is a classic all right it was released in 2001. I always think of classics needing to be older than that.
when i was a kid in the sixties, anything from the fifties seemed like a hundred years ago. the forties, ancient history. now, 2001 is a blink of an eye.
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I wouldn't consider this an old classic. Although it is a classic all right it was released in 2001. I always think of classics needing to be older than that.
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Yah, antiques only count as such after 50 years, as I recall. (Purists, of course, say the whole C note. But they're kinda cranky.) TV/media? I figure they're so ramped up all the time anyway, that anything older than a picosecond must be a classic.

My bad, sometimes I get carried away.
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Watching an old Audie Murphy movie on tv. I told my wife to check out Audie’s butt.

She asked me why I wanted her to check out another man’s butt.

I explained, Audie had half his rear shot off in the war and I wanted to know if she could tell which side was padded to make them look even.
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You cannot do the things required in War and come out unscathed. If you do you went in already damaged.
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You cannot do the things required in War and come out unscathed. If you do you went in already damaged.
My Dad was in his latter days when the movie “Windtalkers” came out. My Dad was a radioman on a troop transport in ww2 and was interested. Also my Dad’s best friend in the navy was a Native American, though not a code talker. So I took him to the movie.

The movie was made after Saving Private Ryan, so the battle scenes were realistically brutal. After the movie, all my Dad said was,”I knew some of the guys that did that. They weren’t ever right in the head again”.
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