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Frankie

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Memorial Day Kudos
« on: May 28, 2011, 08:39:28 PM »
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
It was first promoted in May 1868, 3 years after the Civil War. I think in the neighbor hood of 650,000 died in that war. It's easy to understand that thinking, a gruesome war!
It seems that many look at it as a three day week end with little thought of why  & there's history in our country.
Only one disc golfer I know is a veteran. What I'd like to see, dead or alive, is a parent, uncle, friend, to show appreciation for their service by mentioning their name. I think it would be nice to honor them.
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Re: Memorial Day Kudos
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 12:57:55 AM »
My father john Batchelor is a veteran and on memorial day is the only time I hear him talk about war....freedom does not come free... these men fought next to there brothers and when you see them.. show respect and thank them... happy memorial day

Frankie

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Re: Memorial Day Kudos
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 09:26:40 PM »
F. M. Grimes Jr. World War II deceased.
Joe Fleischauer  (Flash)
Steven R. Grimes West Point graduate.
Charles Renfroe
Allen D. Grimes purple heart.
Ralph J. Grimes
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Re: Memorial Day Kudos
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 11:08:52 PM »
Don't forget yourself Mr Grimes, your the man.
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Re: Memorial Day Kudos
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 12:45:39 AM »
Where do I begin? Pretty much my entire family has served for their county. Grandfather on both sides, my grandmother, uncles, cousins, my step-father, and my father, Gary served as a Russian message decoder for the Navy during the cold war era af the late 70's and early 80's.
My uncle, Neal has been serving in the Army since he was 18 and has been teaching ROTC down at the University of  for the past 10 years.

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Re: Memorial Day Kudos
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 10:49:11 PM »
Thanks Aaron!
Come on fellas help me out.
I had an Uncle that survived Iwo Jima? Mark Stibolt. I was around 10 years old, & he told me get them in your sights & squeeeze the trigger. Whack!!!
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Re: Memorial Day Kudos
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 11:02:00 AM »
All I can really say about Memorial Day is whether you agree with the politics that got us into certain conflicts or not, you have to respect the people that gave their lives.  Respect is also due to those that put their lives in harm's way.

My father is a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
In WWII he was on a destroyer in the Pacific.
In Korea, he was on various assignments.
In Vietnam, he began as Commander of VA 212, flying A-4 Skyhawks off the Oriskany.  By the end, he was the only man to command two separate aircraft carriers, Ticonderoga and Bon Homme Richard.

My brother, Jeff is a retired USMC Colonel.  He did various things, and was C.O. of the 1st S.R.I. group sent to Mogadishu during the "BlackHawk Down" incident.

My brother, Carl is a retired Sargeant Major from the Army.  His last post was Command Sargeant Major of the Military Police in Seoul, South Korea.

My neice, Joslyn is currently a Captain in the USMC.  Her last post was military liason officer to U.S. Senator Dodd.  She spent some time in Iraq.

My Dad, Jeff, and Joslyn all are graduates of Annapolis, (three generations of Hemler's!).

If you don't think this effects you, just think;  If the Japanese or Germany had won WWII, do you think we'd be playing disc golf now?  Unlikely.