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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Every year in Meadville PA at the Lew Davies building, the Active Aging and Community leaders host a Veterans Tribute called Through a Veterans Eye.
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For several years, I have not been able to attend because of work. This morning I played hookie for a while and Ryan and I went in and did the tour. It was wonderful.

The stories we heard and the things we saw.
The sacrifices we heard and the Heros we met.
The spouses of Men and women who served.
And the artifacts they use to help tell their stories.

One such gent told us the stories of the War Dogs.
When WWII broke out, the military had no dogs. The AKC finally convinced the War Department the value of dogs in the field. The War Department said if the AKC could get the dogs, the Government would train them.

Across the US, families heeded the call and signed up their family pets for active duty. The Papers had a check mark if you wanted the dog back when and if they made it thru.
Money to train the recruits was raised by donations from families who didnt have a compatible for service dog... They could make a donation in their dogs name. A dollar got them an honorary Private rank, all the way up to General by denominations.
The dogs who did make it into the service were used as medic help (find the wounded soldier, bring back something personal so the medic would know to follow) ears and nose for soldiers in dense fog or darkness, jumping into enemy machine gun nests and foxholes to "distract the enemy"

The dogs had their own tents, raincoats, gas masks, and yes,even dog tags.


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The uniforms from the Revolutionary War until Now, Indian artifacts to machine guns. It was a touching way to honor our Vets and a way for our small community to say :thank_you:

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 02:16 PM

WOW !!! MH81. What a great display and information they have there. I want to really thank you for the picture of the old Diamond T Holmes twin boom 10 ton wrecker. My dad was in the 62nd signal Batallion Company A in WWII. He was a wrecker driver, Mechanic in the European, African, Middleastern Campaign. He showed us pictures of the wrecker he and his best friend drove while overseas. It looks just like that one, except...they had scrounged up a 50cal and mounted it in a hole in the roof. I really appreciate all the pictures. My Uncle told us about war dogs and that he knew a couple oif guys that handled them. I had forgotten about them until now. What  a great tribute to all thos who have served. My dad would of loved to see this type of display.  Thanks again. Glad you had a good time . Roger.


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Thanks for the journey through there, Alan. Good to see folks giving credit to the Vets!


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 04:28 PM

Thanks Alan.


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 04:28 PM

Thank you for taking and sharing those pictures!!  The folks that put that together are to be heartily commended!!


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 05:47 PM

Wow is right, when you see stuff like that it makes you think.

 

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 06:55 PM

Awesome. thanks for sharing


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Very nice Alan. I see Maynards' avatar picture there but the caption is different!! 


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 08:55 PM

Awesome display they put on there. Is it going on all weekend? good reason to make a 2 hr road trip.


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 09:12 PM

That would have been worth seeing. Thanks for posting this.


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Awesome display they put on there. Is it going on all weekend? good reason to make a 2 hr road trip.


Today was the last day. Sorry.

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 09:49 PM

Thanks for sharing.. Thanks for sharing their lives that gave us our freedom.  Thank you to each and every one of you that have served, that is serving and to those that are thinking about serving. Makes no matter where or how your served. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten in my house.. 


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Posted November 12, 2013 - 08:27 PM

Team_Green you're welcome, and thank you for standing with us.

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Posted November 13, 2013 - 08:30 AM

I came across these the other day and thought I would share them.  This is the difference between a  World War II carrier and a more modern Nimitz class. The ship on the left is the USS Coral Sea and the one on the right is the USS Nimitz.  The Coral Sea has since been scrapped but it had quite an impressive history.  You can read about it here.  I never Severed aboard the Coral Sea but I did on the Nimitz. 

 

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Posted November 13, 2013 - 01:33 PM

A couple of the members have mentioned commending the people who put this together.
Here is the contact person for the event. She's a great person.
Pam Roberts, Active Aging.
I wasnt going to give any email, but it was on the poster, so... Proberts@activeaging.org

And here are the sponsors.
Vantage Heathcare
Cool 101.7
Emig's Bike Shop (The owner has a very large collection and many items shown were his or his friends)
Forever Radio Group
Armstrong Cable
C&j Industries
Meadville Tribune
WICU NBC
WWII Airman's Preservation Society
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