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I've had a lot of fun running this page, it's so satisfying going through photos of 40's couples, but I would never want to forget what it's really all about, why I do what I do. It's not just photos of cute couples, it's about honoring the men and women who served, and their loved ones who waited for them, worlds away, during humanity's darkest hour, and stayed together until the end of their lives. I am humbled to have been asked by @desireehenderson5 to share this: her husband's grandparents Obie and Rosemary (she goes by "Boots"). Married 75 years! They had been sweethearts before the war, married just before he signed up. This is a photo of them from 1942 just before he left to go serve. Obie passed away this morning, and in his final hours, he held Boots' hand, and told her how beautiful she is. Well and truly, the Greatest Generation, and an exemplary 40's couple. #wwii #secondworldwar #worldwar2 #ww2 #1940s #40s #greatestgeneration #thegreatestgeneration #usnavy #navy #veteran #wwiivet #ww2vet

Tribute to a Veteran - Together We Served Member, Col Ronald Shackleton, U.S. Army (Ret), 1952-1982.

If you served, reconnect with old Service Friends at https://Togetherweserved.com/landing
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#MilitaryVeteran #MarineVeteran #ArmyVeteran #NavyVeteran #WW2Veteran #KoreanWarVeteran #VietnamVeteran #Veteran #Veterans #VietnamWall #VeteransDay #GreatestGeneration #USMC #USN #USAF #USAAF #USArmy #USCG #MarineCorps #Navy #AirForce #Army #CoastGuard #Infantry #Semperfi #BootCamp #SupportOurVeterans #Hooah #BronzeStar #PurpleHeart

It's been a true humbling experience to have had the opportunity to be with WW2 veteran @therichardoverton currently the oldest veteran and person in the country at 111 years old. On Saturday at 12:00pm Central, we are going to launch a live feed on IG and FB, where he will answer all of your questions and comments..in essence, the greatest fucking school circle ever. Men like him won't be here much longer, so let's take time to learn as much as we can from those who have done their part. #stayzero #zerofoxtrot #ww2 #veteran #military #greatestgeneration

Windy outside so we decided to head inside and watch a little HD Satellite TV. Low and behold the hardest movie for me to watch is on. Hard because 2 of my grandfather's brother were captured in Poland, one die from starvation. My grandfather was the youngest Master Sergeant in the Army Air Corps, which still stands today. He never wanted to talk about the war or his service. He finally sat down and penned an autobiography the last years of his life. After reading about his time in the Service, there's a reason why Saving Private Ryan is so difficult to watch. Probably the best WWII movie I've seen. Hard to watch, hard to stomach, and there's not a time that I don't well up watching it. Watching this movie 1 time will explain why i hate this current generation of pussies who protest over things that they should be punched in the mouth for. My grandfather and his brothers gave a big portion of their life defending the US ans the world and now we have masked vsginas protesting minimum wag, protesting capitalism, and a way of life that's allowed us to flourish for generations. Fuck you Antifa. #wwii #ww2 #savingprivateryan #antifa #veterans #armyaircorps #protestors #protesting #greatestgeneration #thegreatestgeneration #occupy #millennials

Great to finally visit one of my dearest Iwo Jima veteran's memorial brick at Quantico today. Mr. Pontisso was severely wounded 12 days after landing on Iwo, and shortly after had his right arm amputated. He's a pretty terrific fellow, and since he told me about his memorial brick (aptly placed a few yards from the Chesty Puller Monument!), I've been looking forward to seeing it. 🇺🇸 Semper Fi Chesty and Cpl Pontisso!

Putting the 'Happy' in Happy Veterans Day! #greatestgeneration

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grandpa frank died today. grandma harriet died in aug 2016.
they were good people.
they had lots of stories.
they taught me things.
they will be missed.
death is hard. life is hard.
#grandparents #greatestgeneration ♥️♥️♥️



#grandmother #grandfather #grandma #grandpa #love #relationships #family #familyiseverything #familyphotos #familymatters #greatestgenerationever #living #livingalonglife #alonglife #longlife #wisconsin #wisdom #age #oldage

U.S. Navy Captain John Philip Cromwell of Henry, Illinois was awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary actions in sacrificing his own life to safeguard the lives of others on November 19, 1943 while serving aboard the submarine U.S.S. Sculpin in enemy-controlled waters off Truk Island (South Pacific). While attacking a Japanese convoy, the U.S.S. Sculpin was forced to the surface and abandoned by her surviving crew members. Captain Cromwell, who knew secret details of the impending operation to capture the Gilbert Islands, realized that for him to abandon ship and become a prisoner of Japan would create a serious danger of compromising these vital secrets to the enemy. Therefore, he deliberately remained on board as she sank. Captain Cromwell refused to leave the stricken submarine and gave his life to avoid capture. He and 11 others "rode Sculpin on her final plunge to the bottom, where her secrets would be safe forever." #WWII #WW2 #NeverForget #GreatestGeneration #MedalofHonor #OTD #OnThisDay #Navy #selflesssacrifice

Rest Easy, Grandpa Batt 🇺🇸 #family #combatvet #greatestgeneration

Captain Roy KIRBY RICKERSON O-1323739 38385278, U. S. Army OSS. He was born November 19, 1918, and attended Bossier and Coushatta High Schools, Louisiana College, and a business college. He operated behind the enemy line in guerrilla and sabotage activities, and jumped into France 42 days before D-Day He was responsible for taking 3,824 prisoners on August 31 1944 in Privas, France.
Read more about him here

http://www.worldwartwoveterans.org/rickerson-roy-kirby-o-1323739-38385278-u-s-army-oss-267th-special-reconnaissance-battalion-silver-star-medal-ssm-bronze-star-medal-bsm-the-fighting-men-of-louisiana
 #Faceofwar #WorldWarTwoVeterans #Callofduty #CallofdutyWW2 #greatestgeneration #WWII #WW2
 #Captain #RICKERSON #OSS #November19 #SpecialForces #SF #skischool #airborne #airborneschool #OfficeofStrategicServices #behindenemyline #guerrilla #sabotage #jumped #DDay #Invasion #prisoner
#PrisonerofWar #PrivasFrance #SilverStar #SilverStarMedal #BronzeStarMedal #BronzeStar

Nice find this weekend, a Phila QM Depot contract campaign hat. Correct chinstrap grommets for a WWII Era hat! #wwii #soldiers #antique #vintage #greatestgeneration #colorado #army

Tribute to a Veteran - Together We Served Member, Col Ronald Shackleton, U.S. Army (Ret), 1952-1982.

If you served, reconnect with old Service Friends at https://Togetherweserved.com/landing
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#MilitaryVeteran #MarineVeteran #ArmyVeteran #NavyVeteran #WW2Veteran #KoreanWarVeteran #VietnamVeteran #Veteran #Veterans #VietnamWall #VeteransDay #GreatestGeneration #USMC #USN #USAF #USAAF #USArmy #USCG #MarineCorps #Navy #AirForce #Army #CoastGuard #Infantry #Semperfi #BootCamp #SupportOurVeterans #Hooah #BronzeStar #PurpleHeart

Tribute to a Veteran - Together We Served Member, Col Ronald Shackleton, U.S. Army (Ret), 1952-1982.

If you served, reconnect with old Service Friends at https://Togetherweserved.com/landing
______________________________
#MilitaryVeteran #MarineVeteran #ArmyVeteran #NavyVeteran #WW2Veteran #KoreanWarVeteran #VietnamVeteran #Veteran #Veterans #VietnamWall #VeteransDay #GreatestGeneration #USMC #USN #USAF #USAAF #USArmy #USCG #MarineCorps #Navy #AirForce #Army #CoastGuard #Infantry #Semperfi #BootCamp #SupportOurVeterans #Hooah #BronzeStar #PurpleHeart

Photo. The Kremlin, Russia. November 7th 1941.
The Battle of Moscow, took place between October 1941 and January 1942. The Soviet defensive effort stalled the Wehrmacht’s attack on Moscow, the Soviet Union's largest city. Moscow was one of the primary military and political objectives for Axis forces in their invasion of the Soviet Union.
An interesting side note to this battle, In Russia an annual military parade takes place to pay homage to the October Revolution. In 1941 during the 24th anniversary of the revolution The General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin delivered a speech to the soldiers on the parade in Red Square who were subsequently ordered to continue marching to the front located on the periphery of Moscow.
“Today the position of our country is far better than twenty-three years ago. Our country is now many times richer than it was twenty-three years ago as regards industry, food and raw materials. We now have allies, who together with us are maintaining a united front against the German invaders. Our entire country, all the peoples of our country, support our Army and our Navy, helping them to smash the invading hordes of German fascists. Our reserves of man-power are inexhaustible. The spirit of the great Lenin and his victorious banner animate us now in this patriotic war just as they did twenty-three years ago….. A great liberating mission has fallen to your lot. Be worthy of this mission! The war you are waging is a war of liberation, a just war. Let the manly images of our great ancestors inspire you in this war!
Long live our glorious Motherland, her liberty and her independence! 
Under the banner of Lenin, forward to victory!"
Joseph Stalin -November 7 1941-
#ww2 #WW2 #wwii #WWII #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #warhistory #redsquare #history #veterans #russia #moscow #soviet #veteran #greatestgeneration #neverforget #maps #USSR #operationbarbarossa #germany #easternfront #wehrmacht #redarmy #aerialphoto #photoofthecentury #militaria #cartography

IT'S OFFICIAL. My Dad turned 100 years old today. Thanking the powers that be to have a walking, talking, sharp as a nail and fully functional Father, when I am an old woman myself. Hoping for many more healthy years for us BOTH
#GreatestGeneration #WWIIVeteran #100Years
#HappyBirthdayDad #WickedScorpio

Aerial photo. Moscow, Russia 1941
The Battle of Moscow, took place between October 1941 and January 1942. The Soviet defensive effort stalled the Wehrmacht’s attack on Moscow, the Soviet Union's largest city. Moscow was one of the primary military and political objectives for Axis forces in their invasion of the Soviet Union.
An interesting side note to this battle, In Russia an annual military parade takes place to pay homage to the October Revolution. In 1941 during the 24th anniversary of the revolution The General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin delivered a speech to the soldiers on the parade in Red Square who were subsequently ordered to continue marching to the front located on the periphery of Moscow.
"Today the position of our country is far better than twenty-three years ago. Our country is now many times richer than it was twenty-three years ago as regards industry, food and raw materials. We now have allies, who together with us are maintaining a united front against the German invaders. Our entire country, all the peoples of our country, support our Army and our Navy, helping them to smash the invading hordes of German fascists. Our reserves of man-power are inexhaustible. The spirit of the great Lenin and his victorious banner animate us now in this patriotic war just as they did twenty-three years ago….. A great liberating mission has fallen to your lot. Be worthy of this mission! The war you are waging is a war of liberation, a just war. Let the manly images of our great ancestors inspire you in this war!
Long live our glorious Motherland, her liberty and her independence!
Under the banner of Lenin, forward to victory!"
Joseph Stalin -November 7 1941-

#ww2 #WW2 #wwii #WWII #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #warhistory #redsquare #history #veterans #russia #moscow #soviet #veteran #greatestgeneration #neverforget #maps #USSR #operationbarbarossa #germany #easternfront #wehrmacht #redarmy #aerialphoto #aerialphotography #militaria #cartography

Last Saturday, I was the keynote speaker for the City of Lansing, Michigan’s Veterans Day Celebration. The mayor declared that November 11th is now World War 2, U.S.Army Air Force hero, Mr. George Howard’s Day in Lansing. I was able to get a picture with this hero after I spoke. #miraclesoldier #miracle #veteran #veteransday #Army #Navy #Marines #airforce #woundedwarrior #worldwar2 #greatestgeneration #service #sacrifice #nationalguard

If you know me then you know of the amazing Mary Jane. She’s a wife, mother, grand mother, great grandmother, Navy WAVE, WWII Vet, mechanic, model, artist and one of my heroines. Today she is 96 and still going strong. Happy birthday, Grandma!
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#navy #wwiivet #greatestgeneration

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