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Notes from the Newsroom
John I. Carney

Five Came Back

Posted Monday, April 3, 2017, at 9:31 AM
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  • It does look fascinating. I don't have Netflix so I will have to wait for a while but certainly watch for it.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Apr 4, 2017, at 1:15 PM
  • I'll keep an eye out for it.Thank you for the heads up.When I was a young man I lived on the island of Okinawa and was always fascinated with the battle.Seeing the actual battlefields,fortifications and the remnants of cave structures was very unique.One can read about it but to see it in person was priceless.One thing that alot of people don't know is that the commanding general on Okinawa was Lt Gen Simon Bolivar Buckner,the son of Lt Gen Simon Bolivar Buckner of the Confederate army.The son was the highest ranking general to die in WW 2.It's a shame that we are losing our WW 2 veterans as I like hearing their stories and experiences.Just a couple of days ago a real son of the Confederacy died.His father was in the Civil War and this gentleman was born in 1923 and went on to join the navy.He served in WW 2,Korea and Vietnam.He was 93.What a legacy and amazing story.2 men's whose lives stretched from the 1840's to 2017.That's quite a story.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Wed, Apr 5, 2017, at 9:34 PM
  • He must have been pushing age limits for Vietnam service. Glad we have devoted folks like that.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Apr 12, 2017, at 9:32 AM
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