Guadalcanal

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    Don't get ginscpy started, he loves WW2 threads.
     
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    The generation is almost gone. This is sad. My dad was at Guam, my stepdad waded across the lagoon at Tarawa, and they both fought (Army and Marines) at Okinawa. They both always said it was the other guys who were heroes. Yet they were both decorated for valor, several times. The GD and WWII generations were not perfect, but we are midgets in their shadows.
     
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    It was not a generation of 'highfives' for the slightest thing.
     
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    As I remember the story:
    Before the marines landed on Guadalcanal, the Australian39th Batallion, Home Guard were trying to keep the Japanse from taking Port Moresby PNG. This action took place on the Kakoda Track. The Australians stopped the Japanese and turned the Japanese back. After the battle the Australians had a contest of some type and the winning unit was rewarded with a leave to home, Australia. The winning unit went home and to a man did not return.
     
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    You forgot the link.
     
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    We could do the same. Don't totally disount our generation. I had a granpa that was born in 1896. he had it even tougher before the Great depression.
     
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    It was a generation of pats on the back and, Elroy was here.
     
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    The greatest generation of all.

     

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