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When I worked there, there at least 25,000 buried there, it has grown since then. It was peaceful.
 

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We have a new radio station, in west GA, I have been listening too. They have been running a commercial by a preacher and he did one just for memorial day. He talks about visiting in Europe with some friends and just before they are ready to leave his friend takes him to a US cemetery where some 15000 US solders from WWII are buried and he talks about other cemeteries in Europe with US solders who left their families to fight and never returned home. Really makes you stop and think of the magnitude of War and the price of freedom. For those of us that did return we are grateful to our fallen comrades.
 

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There was a custom during the war were for every family member you had serving you hung a silver star in your front window, and for every family member that died, you hung a gold star. My grandfather had 5 silver and 1 gold.
 
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We have a new radio station, in west GA, I have been listening too. They have been running a commercial by a preacher and he did one just for memorial day. He talks about visiting in Europe with some friends and just before they are ready to leave his friend takes him to a US cemetery where some 15000 US solders from WWII are buried and he talks about other cemeteries in Europe with US solders who left their families to fight and never returned home. Really makes you stop and think of the magnitude of War and the price of freedom. For those of us that did return we are grateful to our fallen comrades.
I have an Uncle buried in Normandy American Cemetery, killing in action July 19, 1944.

Plant Black Headstone Cemetery Cross
 

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This last year has sucked. Lost some good friends. Remember, drink that beer today that they can't!!

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Sgt Taylor self: airborne, air assault expert infantry badge, combat infantry badge.

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Until we meet again!!
 

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Pat, I have a FIL, MIL, and a BIL buried at Ft. Gibson. Beautiful place! The FIL and BIL died within 2 months of each other, was real hard for Terry to accept!
 
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As some of you know I have been looking up my Ancestors, I have an Uncle that was killed in WWII and is buried in Normandy American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach. Well, I have been trying to get a picture of his headstone. Last week I was contacted by a person who is going to visit Normandy this summer and said he would be glad to take the picture, his grandfather's grave is only about 7 graves away. Then he asked me if I would like him to do a rubbing of the stone.

I told him that would be excellent. My Dad is the last living member of his family, and I plan to have it framed, and give it to him as a way to honor him and my Uncle.

It will be later this summer when I get it, probably around the first of August.
 
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