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    A Tribute to an Old Warrior and His P-51

    Please forgive me if this is a repost, but I hadn't seen it 'til now. It moved me too much to not want to share it with you.

    If you can sit through this without reaching for the Kleenex at least once I'll be surprised....

    http://www.asb.tv/videos/view.php?v=1bf99434&br=500

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    Thank you, Cloudy.. What a beautiful tribute.

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    Wow! That was nice.

    So many of those guys are gone and the stories gone with them.

    Nice to capture some of it.

    cafi

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    They just don't make men or machines like that anymore!

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    Age of Flying wars

    Great living history coverage. I met a guy in the next hanger who flew the P-38s during WW11. How time goe's by.
    I just bought a print of the Sopwith Camel going to war, Signed by Sopwith and a 1st leutenant who flew one.
    It's amazing how fast we are going. I am sure that within 50 years or less there will be no more pilot's in the air. Lazer beam and Micro wave beam's are so far developed now that a living person would not stand a chance.

    Thanks Cloudy for sending us that story.

    Bill

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    Very nice, Cloudy.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Bob

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    It's funny how many of these amazing people were all around us when we (the last of the Boomers) were growing up. The mechanic at our local garage who got blown out of the bottom turret of a B-17 and spent a year in the Stalag. The diminutive business education teacher at the local high school who flew multiple recon missions in the F-5 (unarmed recon Lightning) prior to D-Day. The personnel director for the woodlands portion of the local paper mill who grabbed a machine gun and let fly at the Japanese dive bombers at Pearl Harbor.

    These meetings are becoming more and more infrequent.

    At our holiday party this year we were joined by my neighbor, one of the first Americans into Bastogne after the siege. He's 86 years young.

    It's up to us to carry on their memories and the lessons of their cause after they are all gone. If we don't we will lose everything they fought for.
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