My father, who died last year at the age of 90, served as a marine captain in the Marines and served on Okinawa and Peleliu. He is proud to have been a Marine. A friend of mine's father was a WW II vet who was dying and he asked some of his friends if they could send his father a short note thanking him for his service in the war and for being a member of "The Greatest Generation". I sent a handwritten note to his father, and my friend said that it thrilled his father to get it. Unfortunately he died a week later.
My Dad's best friend, and best man at his wedding, was Lynn "Buck" Compton, who was made famous as the sargeant in the book and movie "Band of Brothers" ( his character was played by Neal McDonough . Buck also died last year
Most of the WW II veterans are now in their late 80"s or 90"s and are passing away at a fast pace.
We should all take the time to send a note of thanks to someone you know who fought in WW II. We owe them everything.
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