Today Is D-Day

Today Is D-Day

Postby SU DOG » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:23 pm

It doesn't get the publicity that other military associated days get, but what an important piece of history from WW2.
How often we forget the sacrifices and valor of those before us. Now back to Samford Sports.
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Re: Today Is D-Day

Postby DC_INT'L » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:04 pm

If you ever get the chance, it's pretty incredible to visit the beaches, walk through the bunkers, and then go to the American cemetery. I was not expecting to be as moved as I was.
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Re: Today Is D-Day

Postby FUBeAR » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:27 pm

DC_INT'L wrote:If you ever get the chance, it's pretty incredible to visit the beaches, walk through the bunkers, and then go to the American cemetery. I was not expecting to be as moved as I was.

Never been there, but I felt exactly the same way when I visited the Vietnam Memorial in DC. Thought...meh, it’s just a wall & suddenly the wind must’ve blown a bunch of dust in my eyes.
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Re: Today Is D-Day

Postby funkychicken » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:42 pm

Pearl Harbor got to me, twice. First time, it gets to you. The second time, a few years later, I knew it was coming; it still got to me. Thanks to those men that gave their life for us.

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Re: Today Is D-Day

Postby sudog03 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:29 pm

DC_INT'L wrote:If you ever get the chance, it's pretty incredible to visit the beaches, walk through the bunkers, and then go to the American cemetery. I was not expecting to be as moved as I was.


Co-sign. Got to go a few years ago. To hear taps played at sundown at that cemetery was quite an experience.
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Re: Today Is D-Day

Postby Two Rings » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:02 pm

An indirect connection of Operation Overlord to Samford Athletics is that my roommate and Cujo and I's teammate at Samford Chuck McCall; his father Charles Ray McCall Sr. jumped with the 101st Airborne at Normandy. As an aside he also was a veteran of Operation Market - Garden (Bridge Too Far) and a little dust - up in the Ardennes Forest that December, maybe you've heard of it, Bastogne.
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Re: Today Is D-Day

Postby Cujo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:26 am

Chuck’s dad was the nicest guy I may have ever met.
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