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Posted: 1/4/2012 3:09:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 3:09:37 PM EDT by Scottyman]
My mother's boyfriend Ben Lyons who fought in the battle of the bulge passed away today.
He held his arms open and and asked Jesus to forgive him for everything he's ever done and passed moments later.
He was a really nice guy. I will miss him.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:11:10 PM EDT
Not many left.

Rest in Peace Ben.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:11:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:13:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:14:08 PM EDT
There is a bright side. It's 2012, and the war ended in 1945. That's a pretty sweet run... My father has been dead for years and was in elementary school during the war.

Not saying it isn't sad.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:17:00 PM EDT
The Bulge was some badass fighting, whole American divisions overrun and scattered, freezing cold. I'm glad he had a good life afterwards.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:18:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
There is a bright side. It's 2012, and the war ended in 1945. That's a pretty sweet run... My father has been dead for years and was in elementary school during the war.

Not saying it isn't sad.


He was suffering and was relieved to finally move on.



Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:19:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 3:21:06 PM EDT by Scottyman]
Originally Posted By Staggunner:
The Bulge was some badass fighting, whole American divisions overrun and scattered, freezing cold. I'm glad he had a good life afterwards.


He received the Purple Heart and still had a very hard time talking about what happened there.

http://www.wabi.tv/news/6512/veterans-honored

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:21:11 PM EDT
I used to know quite a few vets from WWII.

Not a single one of them is left.

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:24:10 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:24:52 PM EDT
Dad was one.. WWII and Korea, almost made 'Nam.

most salty.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:25:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:26:31 PM EDT
Dad was one.. WWII and Korea, almost made 'Nam.

most salty.

RIP, Pop.
1919-1991.
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