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Date: 02/16/10 08:03 AM

32 Responses to 84-Year-Old Man Recalls World War II Battles

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    timbo557 Male 18-29
    267 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 7:56 am
    Link: 84-Year-Old Man Recalls World War II Battles - And now he`d battling cancer. You know that stuff you read in history books? It`s nothing compared to this man`s life.
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    Killa_JC Male 13-17
    33 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 8:14 am
    “The damn Japs couldn’t kill me. This cancer won’t either,”

    What a attitude,

    this man is courageous.

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    16comets09 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:14 am
    wow. great story. I hope this man wins the lottery and enjoys the final years of his life.
    I salute you sir.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:27 am
    People like him should be given free trips overseas to the land of our former enemies. I would love for him to go to Japan today, to see how things have changed there. I would be willing to bet that he would be treated as a hero, and not a villain. The same with Germany and Italy. All three of them were our worst enemies then, and great allies now. He should see the change he helped bring about in these countries, and he should be honored by them for it.
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:28 am
    Cancer? He needs to jump down a few posts and grab some stinky stinky weed!
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:43 am
    Meh.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:51 am
    Wow. Just, wow.
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    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:55 am
    I respect this man
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    captainkat Female 13-17
    159 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:56 am
    kinda off topic but not. just brutal. my grandparents lived in austria during ww2. one night the bomb siren went off and my grandpa and his family ran to the bomb shelter. when the bombs came everyone was sitting like they were supposed to but one guy remained standing. the pressure from the bomb made his head explode. can you imagine that?!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:56 am
    Wish it was longer, war stories are very interesting to me!
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    February 16, 2010 at 10:09 am
    @Rick - Agreed - I`m starting a slow clap for you now.
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    Medicanic Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 10:15 am
    neck snapping rambo style. great story.
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    froggyhare46 Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 10:19 am
    whoa, i live there!
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 16, 2010 at 10:41 am
    >Cancer? He needs to jump down a few posts and grab some stinky stinky weed!

    Win!

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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:59 am
    As an assignment in my English class, I had to interview my grandparents, who are from this generation. One of the most life-changing assignments I`ve ever completed.
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    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:28 am
    Ah yes, WW2, that`s how my grandpa got the iron cross.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Sad that he had to experience all of that.
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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
    716 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    And yet people don`t get that war is bad.

    What this guy did makes him a hero, just for surviving it.

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    trailleadr Male 40-49
    715 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    "The damn Japs couldn`t kill me. This cancer won`t either." he said.

    Awesome!!

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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    so many people don`t understand what war is about and join thinking that it`s aaaallllllll a game
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    Evilcupcake Male 30-39
    82 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    what makes stories like this guys and other WW2 veterans so fascinating, is the fact that we will never see a war fought in the manner that WW2 was.

    and by that I mean the strategy they used, for the most part ever battle was done in the same manner, throw thousands of troops at the enemy until you overrun them, look at D-Day, the battle for Stalingrad, the battle for Iwo Jima, in those battles we lost thousands of troops.

    where as today, we mostly use strategic air attacks followed by troops going in to clean up, its very rare for our soldiers to see battles like they saw in WW2.

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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    Moving stuff, really. And there were many more stories which never really surfaced, because people didn`t take the time to listen. We, as the US, don`t really grasp what a veteran deserves, and we still don`t. Just another thing we need to change I guess.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    I *knew* I`d seen this in my paper this morning. Great story, excellent write up.
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    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    "The river was only a foot deep and about 100 or 125 feet wide. You could across the river on dead Japs when it was all over and not even get your feet wet"

    epic

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    Alexcools Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    “The damn Japs couldn’t kill me. This cancer won’t either,” he said. so epic
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    MCFC89 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    Epic that man will kick cancers butt if he has anything to say about it.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    woah crazy. how he said he snapped the guys neck, not shot him...
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2010 at 2:39 am
    Why is everyone so thrilled over rivers of bodies and neck snapping? O_o;
    This stuff really happened, it wasn`t a movie.
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    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    He was married on a Friday the 13th in Las Vegas for the unlucky sum of $13, and they`re still married six decades later. Wow.
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    Pyroo Male 18-29
    108 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    Seastone: And that doesn`t ring any bells? :P
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    patty_xx Female 13-17
    41 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    holy drat. this guy is amazing.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    February 21, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    so sad about the cancer...at least he was a badass about it...

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