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Posted: 9/8/2004 5:08:39 PM EDT
My Uncle died today after a long fight with cancer. My wife told me when I came home from work today.

He was with the 82nd Airborne in WW2. And then did his time as a policeman. He was the guy that when we came over he would teach us tricks and play jokes on us. We would go on walks after dinner and he would tell me stories about him in the war or when he was a policeman after.

I am glad we got to go back to NY this summer to visit him and so he could see my new son and my daughter again. He was my hero and I will miss him very much.

If you can give a little prayer for his wife of over 60 years to be strong.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:24:28 PM EDT
Sorry, maggot. I have an uncle like that.
Hat's off for him and a prayer for his widow.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:25:02 PM EDT

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:25:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:27:20 PM EDT
My condolences to you and, frankly, the country as we lose more of his kind. Prayers for his widow sent....
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:27:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 5:29:01 PM EDT by Roadhawk]
Another one of my heros with god...

Prayers for your family.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:29:51 PM EDT
Sorry about your loss. I had an uncle that was 82nd he lost an eye in France All American all the way. Heroes all.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:32:43 PM EDT
Blue skies sir, airborne leads the way!

God grant him eternal rest...

Dram out
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:34:58 PM EDT
Sad news.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:40:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 5:48:04 PM EDT by EricTheHun]
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:42:24 PM EDT
My condolences, prayers sent. as long as you have those memories he still lives.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:43:17 PM EDT
Sincerest heartfelt thanks to a member of the Greatest Generation for his service and his sacrifice, and sincerest condolences and prayers to you and your family.

God Bless you all, and Strength to his wife in this time.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:45:48 PM EDT
We deal badly with death. All will die, we have a natural life span. The body simply stops making repairs. Your uncle went the distance, something many of us will not do...

Have a short grieving session, then celebrate his life. That's what we plan to do for my father who is currently in his 70s and is declining.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:45:57 PM EDT
Sorry for your loss.

RIP, soldier.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:47:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:48:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 5:48:43 PM EDT by hepcat85]

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
You've got some good memories......your lucky to have that.



Furthermore, turn and look over your shoulder...he's probably traded his jump wings and is watching your back.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:48:55 PM EDT
God Bless. It is truly sad to lose your closest relatives.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:33:46 PM EDT
Always treasure the memories and prayers out to you and your family.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:41:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
I am truly saddened to hear of your family's, and our nation's, loss.

When I was growing up, we still had Spanish-American War veterans around.

Then my grandfather's WWI Generation started dying, but their sons, the WWII Generation, were still in their prime.

Sadly, that 'greatest generation' is slowly but surely leaving us....

This evening, I will pray for you, your family, and most importantly, your uncle and the nation that he served so faithfully.

Eric The(AlwaysSaddenedByTheLossOfOurNationalTreas­ures)Hun

Prayers sent.

ETH, how right you are.
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