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Oldest WWII vet celebrates another birthday

| September 14, 2021 | 18 Comments
Oldest WWII vet celebrates another birthday

It’s been a year since we last heard about Lawrence Brooks. He’s up to eleventy-two years now (112 if you don’t Tolkien). The National WWII Museum helped host another drive-by celebration for the man who was born in 1909 and resided in Louisiana since 1929 (with a short stint away for the war naturally). When […]

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WWII Sailor Gets Birthday Wish

| March 19, 2021 | 9 Comments
WWII Sailor Gets Birthday Wish

A WWII Sailor gets his birthday wish:  https://www.navytimes.com/military-honor/salute-veterans/2021/02/14/wwii-veteran-wants-to-be-buried-in-navy-uniform-so-she-made-one/ All his old shipmates had passed away, and his wife of 67 years had preceded him in passing on. He did have one set of his dark blues, but they didn’t fit. Fortunately, when he went to a shop to ask for alterations, he got a new […]

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Check out this 102 year old WWII vet who just took up skydiving!

| November 10, 2020 | 14 Comments
Check out this 102 year old WWII vet who just took up skydiving!

The KoB sent in the story of this remarkable young lady. The DoD put out the story of Millie Bailey.  Former Army 1st Lt. Vivian “Millie” Bailey commanded a segregated all-female unit during the war. Since then she’s spent decades soliciting donations and money to send care packages to deployed troops, first during Vietnam, then […]

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Regarding the Two Koreas

| October 1, 2020 | 11 Comments
Regarding the Two Koreas

Regarding the two Koreas: This 2017 article is a closer look at the defenses of South Korea’s military, following an upgrade to their agreement with the USA. https://www.defensenews.com/news/2017/09/05/south-korea-displays-military-strength-amid-north-korean-crisis/ This was when Fatty Kim da T’ird was trying to Jones-up his missile program and finally succeeded with the underground test detonation of a 250 kiloton nuke […]

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Oldest living US Marine celebrates 107th birthday in North Carolina

| September 24, 2020 | 8 Comments
Oldest living US Marine celebrates 107th birthday in North Carolina

The KoB sends us word on the 107th birthday of this Marine. The oldest living U.S. Marine celebrated her 107th birthday in Kannapolis, N.C., over the weekend, with a happy birthday greeting from the Marine Corps. Sgt. Dot Cole joined the Marines in 1943, trained at Camp Lejeune, then went to Quantico for an administrative role, the city of Kannapolis […]

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Oldest WWII veteran receives birthday flyovers

| September 14, 2020 | 17 Comments
Oldest WWII veteran receives birthday flyovers

The oldest known U.S. veteran of World War II observed coronavirus social distancing restrictions as he celebrated his 111th birthday in New Orleans. The National WWII Museum arranged the socially distant birthday celebration for Lawrence Brooks Saturday at his home, Fox 8 New Orleans reports. Brooks watched from his porch as the museum’s vocal trio, The Victory Belles, sang “Happy […]

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105-year-old WWII veteran celebrates milestone birthday with drive-by salute

| August 7, 2020 | 14 Comments
105-year-old WWII veteran celebrates milestone birthday with drive-by salute

A couple of days late in catching this, so I apologize for that. This is a story that will warm the stone cold hearts of all you DWs. From Fox News; Retired Maj. Bill White, believed to be the oldest living Marine, celebrated a socially distanced 105th birthday with a drive-by salute from his Stockton, Calif., neighbors. The Mustang […]

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What’s This? A TAH’er Birthday Today!

| March 23, 2020 | 47 Comments
What’s This? A TAH’er Birthday Today!

5th/77th FA One of our ninja’s ratted you out, Gun Bunny. No sense in denying or running, our ninjas are remorseless, and the best, as you well know. To take the sting out a bit, it was suggested I dummy up a couple recipes to celebrate another lap around the sun. So here ya go, […]

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