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Old 08-09-2009, 10:50 AM   #144
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Guys thanks for the condolences about my grandfather.

He was a true hero, bronze star and all. With the Mosquito's in Korea and was in Vietnam. I think 33 years in the service and was one of the first E-9's. In fact, he was an E-9 after 15 years! He started off in B-29's in the Army Air Corp & transfered to the USAF when it changed.

He had full military honors at the funeral. I shook every airman's hand, thanked them for being there, told them they just took care of a hero, and thanked them for their service. Thanked the sergeants too. Some of the airmen were in braces & had no facial hair. One was a young lady & she was in tears. F#@K, I'm in tears now just thinking of it all.
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