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    Senior Member Bob Gutermuth's Avatar
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    In just a few days we will commemorate the end of the 'War to end all Wars" and our Veterans. Who, specifically will you remember this Veterans Day?

    PFC Edward E Gutermuth 28 Div 447 AAAWB, veteran of D Day, Heurtgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge. My dad

    AMM 2c Robert K Gemmill USN CV16 Lexington, veteran of Phillipean Sea and Leyte Gulf my maternal grandfather.
    Bob Gutermuth
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    SGT Larry K. Shinsato, veteran of WWII (Pacific), was in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was bombed, my Dad.

    My nephews:

    PFC Anthony Mathew, currently serving in the sand box.
    CPL Andre Mathew, currently at sea and will return to the sand box in the Spring for 2nd tour.

    Proud To Be An American Regards,

    "You can't eat a pig whole, but you can eat a whole pig." - Joe S.

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    SFC John William Hatfield...my dad and my hero
    SFC Emmentt Wheeler, veteran of Vietnam, my wifes dad

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    My cousin SFC Harold Braniff. A member of Pattons Ghost Core. The first to cross the Rhine at Mainz Germany, where I served in '59,'60.

    When the one you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

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    My father Capt Alexander S Hartman MD, WWII, Guadalcanal, Hawaii, Phillipines
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    BM2 Albert L. Stambaugh, Jr, Navy, WWII, Europe and Pacific, My Dad

    SK3 Catherine T. (Griffin) Stambaugh, Navy, WWII, Stateside, My Mom

    TSgt Scott E. Duffman, USAF Special Forces, Afganistan, Brother-In-Arms
    "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin

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    Major Lawrence Sundstrom, CoE, Battle of the Bulge, my Father

    1st Lt Lennart Sundstrom, Tank Destroyers, Battle of the Bulge, my Uncle

    S/Sgt Adney Sundstrom, Infantry, Pacific Theater, my Uncle

    This is all I know, when they were discharged there was a reluctance to even discuss what they had seen. I do remember the fancy German uniforms they brought back as souvenirs & the Japanese guns that had to be hand fitted as they were not produced to any standard.

    Marvin S

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    Someday your life will flash before your eyes. It's your responsibility to make sure it's worth watching!

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    Maj. Donald L. Smith, Sr., my dad, who passed away on May 4, 2002. He not only served with distinction, but served as a military governor in Landkreis (county) Ebern after the war. His memoirs, written before his death, are enshrined in the Ebern museum http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry...eeid=&preview=

    and my uncle, Capt. Willis R. Ables, one of Dad's subordinate officers, who is still with us at almost 89 and without whom, my parents would never have met. http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry...eeid=&preview=

    And, thank God that the snipers twice missed Dad. I have his sleeping bag, which was rolled up behind him in the jeep and which bears the bullet holes left by a round that missed him.
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    Master Sargent Jack H. Goodwin, chemical and electronics engineer assigned to the U.S. Army Special Engineering Division responsible for the development of the atomic bomb, Oak Ridge, TN. 5/10/1923 - 3/18/2003.

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    GILMORE, Russell Martin, EM3, USS MADDOX,Sunk by German aircraft off Gela Sicily July 10 1943. 210 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty
    (my Dad's favorite uncle. Gave my Dad his shotgun before he left to war. The shotgun in now mine, Named my current Chessie in honor)

    REED, James, PFC, Army, Vietnam 1967. Honorably Discharged.

    GILMORE, James Westly II. SSG, Army Hospital, Operation Desert Storm 1990, Honorably Discharged.

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