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Offline DCFan

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #75: September 18, 2018, 08:09:38 PM »
I recorded a series recently called "The Pacific War in Color". 6-7 parts I think. Just watched part 1 today. A lot more detail than what I remember learning in school.

My grandfather was there. LST 622. That’s one of many things I wish I was more attuned to when he was still alive to talk about.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #76: September 18, 2018, 08:10:12 PM »
There’s color tv now?

Pops thought it was a fad.     BTW, they even have smart phones now.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #77: September 18, 2018, 08:10:58 PM »
My grandfather was there. LST 622. That’s one of many things I wish I was more attuned to when he was still alive to talk about.

Pops was at Leyte Gulf and he kept a little diary  ....  more daily notes.     Uncle at Iwo Jima  ...   the rest were in Europe.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #78: September 18, 2018, 08:11:02 PM »
My grandfather was there. LST 622. That’s one of many things I wish I was more attuned to when he was still alive to talk about.

A hero  :cheers:

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #79: September 18, 2018, 08:11:48 PM »
Pops was at Leyte Gulf and he kept a little diary  ....  more daily notes.     

Mine too.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #80: September 18, 2018, 08:11:48 PM »
Pops was at Leyte Gulf and he kept a little diary  ....  more daily notes.   

On where he was, when he was there and who he saw?

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #81: September 18, 2018, 08:12:10 PM »
My dad was in the Marines. He was on a ship at Pearl Harbor during the attack and later fought on Okinawa.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #82: September 18, 2018, 08:12:41 PM »
A hero  :cheers:

Yep he served in both world wars.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #83: September 18, 2018, 08:14:14 PM »
Yep he served in both world wars.
Wow. He would have been a pretty old man in WW2

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #84: September 18, 2018, 08:14:43 PM »
On where he was, when he was there and who he saw?

More direct   ...  like 0500 alarm  ...  0715 fighters, etc.    He told me a story about a dive bomber and for some reason he didn't release a bomb or fire.    As the fighter pulled up, the old man swore the pilot looked back at him.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #85: September 18, 2018, 08:15:48 PM »
Wow. He would have been a pretty old man in WW2

Yeah, seriously. Was he an officer?

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #86: September 18, 2018, 08:16:53 PM »
Wow. He would have been a pretty old man in WW2

Married, 6 kids and in his late 40’s when he reenlisted. Since he was just a swabbie his nickname as you could imagine was pops.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #87: September 18, 2018, 08:17:43 PM »
Married, 6 kids and in his late 40’s when he reenlisted. Since he was just a swabbie his nickname as you could imagine was pops.

Interesting. Did he retain his rank when he reenlisted?

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #88: September 18, 2018, 08:18:04 PM »
Yeah, seriously. Was he an officer?

Enlisted

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #89: September 18, 2018, 08:18:15 PM »
Married, 6 kids and in his late 40’s when he reenlisted. Since he was just a swabbie his nickname as you could imagine was pops.

"Pops" is a popular military nickname  ...  like your grandad.     Or, older mates.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #90: September 18, 2018, 08:21:04 PM »
Interesting. Did he retain his rank when he reenlisted?

That I don’t know. I remember he told me in the first war he “enlisted for the duration”. Meaning he would serve as long as the war lasted. Since the first war wasn’t that long, for the US, I can’t imagine he was that high up the ladder.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #91: September 18, 2018, 08:22:31 PM »
Bases loaded! Is this the inning??

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #92: September 18, 2018, 08:22:51 PM »
That I don’t know. I remember he told me in the first war he “enlisted for the duration”. Meaning he would serve as long as the war lasted. Since the first war wasn’t that long, for the US, I can’t imagine he was that high up the ladder.

Was that the GF from Masontown?

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #93: September 18, 2018, 08:23:26 PM »
Bases loaded! Is this the same inning??

Baseball gods are makin' us watch this crap over and over.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #94: September 18, 2018, 08:23:46 PM »
My grandfather was there. LST 622. That’s one of many things I wish I was more attuned to when he was still alive to talk about.

Both my Dad's brothers fought in the Pacific.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #95: September 18, 2018, 08:24:13 PM »
Bases loaded! Is this the inning??

In Rendon We Trust

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #96: September 18, 2018, 08:25:09 PM »
In Rendon We Trust

Nope.

But Eaton came in with that power slide.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #97: September 18, 2018, 08:25:17 PM »
Was the the GF from Masontown?

The Masontown GF was the Italian commie.  :hysterical: “Pops” was from Louisville.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #98: September 18, 2018, 08:26:26 PM »
The Masontown GF was the Italian commie.  :hysterical: “Pops” was from Louisville.

:lol:     Lots of commies in W PA at that time.

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #99: September 18, 2018, 08:29:54 PM »
Zimmerman is the best 3B I've ever seen