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#1 Alc OFFLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:04 AM

Walking in the parking lot of church today our old neighbor came up to me and gave me a picture of my father taken on leave from the Army during WW2 . She said her husband took a lot of pictures of his buddies from our small town and kept them in album . After church we talked a little more , she said that picture and album was all over the world ,I knew my father was in Alaska and Africa during the war . .She said it was in his locker in Hawaii , thinking to myself " that's a nice place to be stationed during the war " then she said he was a Marine at Iwo Jima , he was 1 of 7 from his company that survived 5 of those injured . I don't remember much of my father he past away in 1964 ,I was only 5 . I've been teary eye all day , Al

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Alc that is a wonderful gift. Be proud of your father. Sounds like a good man to me. Have a Very Merry Christmas.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:31 AM

This lady gave you a little bit of history about your father. She has given you a very nice gift!
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Excellent piece of family history. I am glad to see that it is yours now.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:42 AM

That is a wonderful gift you have there, Alan. I would scan it and keep a copy just in case. She did a wonderful thing for you!
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Al, very sweet of her to share. Now you can say your Dad visited this Christmas.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 11:03 AM

Al, thanks for sharing that with us. That's a great gift she gave you.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 11:07 AM

What a neat gift to give someone. That was very nice of the Lady a very loving gift. As Kenny said scan it and put that one away for safe keeping. I would even move a scan copy up to one of the photo sites for safe keeping. Thank you so much for sharing such a cool time in your life.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Like the rest have said, what a great priceless gift. Glad it happened to you.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 11:20 AM

Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 11:54 AM

Boy, I can't imagine it getting much better than that. Thank you for sharing. This holiday season is looking up!
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 12:02 PM

That's an awesome gift! I imagine that the rest will pale in comparison! I'm glad that she passed this gift along to you for you and your posterity to enjoy. A Merry Christmas indeed!
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 12:19 PM

Thanks for the great story. It is so easy to take for granted and complain about things these days, things that seem so trivial compared to what your Father and so many others like him endured and still are enduring. It's important to have a reminder to help us appreciate what we have. You are obviously a man your Father can be proud of and that is a great way to honor him.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 12:47 PM

Such a wonderful gift al. Your father seemed like a great man and id like to thank him for his services and along with all the men and women who have served,is serving,and will be serving. God bless to all of those who gave us this freedom and to protect this country.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 12:58 PM

What a wonderful thing to give you! I imagine everything else will pale in comparison this Christmas. Hope a frame is under the tree for you.
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