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scrooster
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35 years ago today ....
A bunch of my buddies and I, members of the 4/325 Airborne Combat Team stationed in Vicenza Italy,were hand picked to parachute into France to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Ronnie Reagan shook our hands.

We were literally yards from Ronnie and Maggie when they were giving their speeches.

35 years ago seems like yesterday.

We had a pretty good football team that year too.


Lonnie Utah
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re: 35 years ago today ....
Hoorah!

Roster, I've said it before, and I'll say it again, THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice to our country!

My wife had an Uncle she never met die on Omaha beach in June 44. RIP Uncle Teen.


I Bleed Garnet
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re: 35 years ago today ....
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Roster, I've said it before, and I'll say it again, THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice to our country!

This times 1000




And happy Friday baw


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scrooster
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re: 35 years ago today ....
Thanks guys.

The crazy thing is men, that 35 years ago I was a young man in my 30s and I remember looking around at all the WWII vets and thinking how old they were at the time. It had been 40 years since their famous landing and invasion and what they had accomplished absolutely fascinated me. I was in awe of it all. Still am.

But here it is 35 years later. Very few of those WWII vets are still alive, all of them in their 90s now. And now, looking back, I realize how recent and how real it had to be to them that day 35 years ago .... I can relate to the span of time. My oldest daughter was a toddler and my second oldest daughter was a newborn. My youngest daughter was still almost two years from being born.

I remember exactly where I was the day we lost to Navy later that year too. I was still In Vicenza, it was the first game I was getting to see live that year because it was the Armed Forces Network game of the week.

1984 just seems like yesterday, it really does. But it was 35 years ago.


Lonnie Utah
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re: 35 years ago today ....
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I remember exactly where I was the day we lost to Navy later that year too.


As a kid in High School, I never took a Gamecock loss harder than that one.


I Bleed Garnet
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re: 35 years ago today ....
I’d love to join in this story
But i wasn’t even born and my parents weren’t married yet



SOSFAN
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re: 35 years ago today ....
From a NAVY man I appreciate everything you did!


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Lonnie Utah
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re: 35 years ago today ....
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I’d love to join in this story
But i wasn’t even born and my parents weren’t married yet


Be thankful you didn't have to live thru it.


I Bleed Garnet
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re: 35 years ago today ....
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Be thankful you didn't have to live thru it

I mean even though we lost.
I would have still loved to experience that season

And be in my mid 20s working on Wall Street like I do now

The good old days. Where the SEC or Whatever was before Finra didn’t give a frick what you spent your money on

Did you know now days if you get a present from a client that’s over 200 bucks compliance makes you send it back?!?

Adds to my second point. Repeal Dodd Frank!!!


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mikeboss550
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re: 35 years ago today ....
My uncles were Marines or fighter pilots...the dark that thoae men jumped and glided into is so scary...only thing i can compare to it was when we made our initial push into Marjah.


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