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If I took the 40 years of my dad talking to me about war and battles and ta

If I took the 40 years of my dad talking to me about war and battles and taking me to battlefields and distilled it down into one question, it would probably be the idea of the necessary or unnecessary war.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

All of my high school male teachers were WWII and/or Korean War veterans. T

All of my high school male teachers were WWII and/or Korean War veterans. They taught my brothers and me the value of service to our country and reinforced what our dad had shown us about the meaning of service.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the

My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn't know my dad very well. He and my mother split up after the war. I was raised by my maternal grandmother
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Mum and Dad met campaigning on the Spanish civil war. Both were active peac

Mum and Dad met campaigning on the Spanish civil war. Both were active peace campaigners. They died in 1986 and '87.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

My dad was in the Second World War with General Patton. He won medals for b

My dad was in the Second World War with General Patton. He won medals for bravery, but he came home quite damaged, so he was a handful. He told us some terrible stories, and I guess you'd say he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

My dad goes through war novels like I go through boxes of Cinnamon Toast Cr

My dad goes through war novels like I go through boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

My dad always told me that the principal reason he chose New Zealand to emi

My dad always told me that the principal reason he chose New Zealand to emigrate to after World War II was the high regard his father had for the Kiwis he encountered at Gallipoli.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Dad entered the Second World War like any other man, trying to do the right

Dad entered the Second World War like any other man, trying to do the right thing.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

My dad was a big admirer of Sergeant York stories from the First World War.

My dad was a big admirer of Sergeant York stories from the First World War.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Boxing's in my genes. I come from a fighting background. My dad and both my

Boxing's in my genes. I come from a fighting background. My dad and both my uncles were good boxers. I'm blessed with the art of war.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The lesson of Pearl Harbor ought never to be forgotten, and of course the m

The lesson of Pearl Harbor ought never to be forgotten, and of course the motto that came from that, 69 years ago, the war which my dad fought, was 'Remember Pearl Harbor, never again.' We need to keep that to mind.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

So my own suspicion is that the attorney has stopped this prosecution becau

So my own suspicion is that the attorney has stopped this prosecution because part of her defence was to question legality and that would have brought his advice into the public domain again and there was something fishy about the way in which he said war
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago