rodgermcconn
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rodgermcconn
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Joined: June 7th, 2018, 8:32 am

June 7th, 2018, 8:43 am #21

Well said....My father was with Able Company, 1st Bn, 502d PIR, 101st Airborne Division.  He was 17 when his company jumped into France in the dark hours of 6 June 1944.  He is now 91....he also served in the Korean War and was a POW for 17 months.  He has a Purple Heart, Bronz Star with V device from WWII and a Purple Heart and Silver Star from the Korean War.  He never speakes about it but still dreams and call out in his sleep.  The said thing is he lost all his medals and military items years ago and of cours his records were destroyed in the fire at the Saint Lewis, MO records storage facilities.  The VA simley says he is reconized as a Korean War Veteran and that is all.

Don't get me wrong I loved the movie and it did bring attention to what Soldiers did during WWII but like you said it represented just 2% of the Airborne opperations that took place dureing the D-Day invasion.
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