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I know we have a good number of veterans that played in the sandbox of various locations. A lot of Vietnam vets and I'm sure quite a few Korean vets. Is there any world war II vets currently on here? They're getting some age to them we all know this just kind of curious is all. That's of different that prefer just to remain anonymous and understand.

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My favorite part of All American week in the 82d was all the WW II vets that would show up and tell stories.

Truly humbling.

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My favorite part of All American week in the 82d was all the WW II vets that would show up and tell stories.

Truly humbling.
I think that's one reason I enjoy the Band of Brothers mini-series so much. The interviewing of some of the guys that were actually involved and are also kind of overseen the movie to make it as truthful as possible.

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Originally Posted by ldholton
I know we have a good number of veterans that played in the sandbox of various locations. A lot of Vietnam vets and I'm sure quite a few Korean vets. Is there any world war II vets currently on here? They're getting some age to them we all know this just kind of curious is all. That's of different that prefer just to remain anonymous and understand.

The youngest a world war 2 vet would be 96yrs old that’s if they were 18 joined in 1944. Korean War vet if they joined in 1952 at 18 would be around 88yrs old. Vietnam vets if they joined in 1968 would be 72yrs. So soon their will be no more world war 2 vets left followed by Korea war vets. Next group Vietnam vets youngest are around 65-66 yeah sure you have Vietnam vets who as you know are 58 lol. (It’s a joke)

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I wish I had learned or quiz my granddad more before he passed away of his experience during world war II. The best of my knowledge he was the mechanic or that was his first job on a bomber crew on bombing missions over France and Germany. I guess he would have been a technical Sergeant is my understanding.

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Originally Posted by ldholton
I know we have a good number of veterans that played in the sandbox of various locations. A lot of Vietnam vets and I'm sure quite a few Korean vets. Is there any world war II vets currently on here? They're getting some age to them we all know this just kind of curious is all. That's of different that prefer just to remain anonymous and understand.

The youngest a world war 2 vet would be 96yrs old that’s if they were 18 joined in 1944. Korean War vet if they joined in 1952 at 18 would be around 88yrs old. Vietnam vets if they joined in 1968 would be 72yrs. So soon their will be no more world war 2 vets left followed by Korea war vets. Next group Vietnam vets youngest are around 65-66 yeah sure you have Vietnam vets who as you know are 58 lol. (It’s a joke)
Yes that was the reason for my question just really curious I know the remaining living world war II vets are dwindling rapidly. Yeah I get the job too trust me I'm in that age range that some of them want to talk about that but we also know we was kids. I remember many of the events of Vietnam as per on the news and I have family members that were there.

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Then you have my age group from the Iraq war 2003-2010. At the height of the war the surge in 06-07 around 150k boots on the ground. That’s not counting all the support folks in Kuwait. An 18yr old who went off to fight in Iraq 2003 is now 37. An 18yr old who joined in 98 and went to Iraq in 2003 is now 42. Then you have that group that joined the Army or other branches in 1981- and up at 18 shipped off to Iraq in 03 who were dang near 40yrs old when they got to Iraq. That group of OIF 1 vets are 60 plus yrs old now. In some cases 65..


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Then you have my age group from the Iraq war 2003-2010. At the height of the war the surge in 06-07 around 150k boots on the ground. That’s not counting all the support folks in Kuwait. An 18yr old who went off to fight in Iraq 2003 is now 37. An 18yr old who joined in 98 and went to Iraq in 2003 is now 42. Then you have that group that joined the Army or other branches in 1981- and up at 18 shipped off to Iraq in 03 who were dang near 40yrs old when they got to Iraq. That group of OIF 1 vets are 60 plus yrs old now. In some cases 65..
Yes as a whole my age group the things in the world were fairly quiet small deals or unspeakable deals. But desert Storm was the first bigger deal in some years

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There were quite a few kids under 18 who fought in both WWII and Korea. We just buried a guy who was killed in Korea in 1950 at age 17. I had an uncle who enlisted in the navy at 16 and was at Pearl Harbor. He loved navy life and spend 35 years at it.


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There's a good YouTube channel that's nothing but WWII soldiers when they were still alive recounting their time over seas along with great narration. I'm not sure but it might be called War Diaries?

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My neighbor is a Korea vet.

He falls down once in a while and I go pick him up.

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My Father was a Korean War vet and, if still alive, he would be turning 92 on June 6th.


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Dad at 73 is Nam Vet....Grandad was a WW2 vet who passed away at 87 but if still around would be 102 on June 14.

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I served my country, but was never sent into harms way....

I have the greatest respects for those that had to put their ass on the line, for our nation...

Have many relatives that have served in combat and some that did not make it back home during WW 2...
and some in WW 1...

even back to the civil war, serving the South in the Army of Northern Virginia...

No greater honor than to serving our nation...

and only about 1 out of a 100 have done so in my adult lifetime....

a salute of respect to each of those...


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My dad was in Vietnam and would be 87 if he was still alive. Someone who enlisted at 18 in 1945 would be 95 today. They're getting harder and harder to find. God bless them all.

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Queen Elizabeth is the only living head of state that served in World War II.

I sincerely doubt any of you old fugks are that old.


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I miss the conversations with those old WWII, Korea, Viet Nam vets at our reunions and miss the good friends I served with. The stories those boys had were something else. I was pall bearer last June at a Viet Nam Ranger, BDQ, Karl Fee, up in Ladysmith! He was just a little guy, and his casket made from trees on his property was one heavy SOB! Some of the Rangers, SF he served with in Nam , I served with several years later. I have known some heroes, I am not one myself!

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Originally Posted by deflave
Queen Elizabeth is the only living head of state that served in World War II.

I sincerely doubt any of you old fugks are that old.
I think she is the longest running head of state in history.

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I’m 62 and remember people who were in WWI. As time rolls on we will lose them all (WWII).

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Originally Posted by Mike_S
I’m 62 and remember people who were in WWI. As time rolls on we will lose them all (WWII).
Yes , my dad had an uncle I remember quite well as a kid that was in world war I, he got a metal plate in his head for his efforts...

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