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The Best Thing You’ll Read Today

Filed under: General — Jack Dunphy @ 11:48 pm

[Guest post by Jack Dunphy]

A touching tribute to one member of a vanishing generation.

(H/T: Jonah Goldberg at NRO’s The Corner)

–Jack Dunphy

16 Responses to “The Best Thing You’ll Read Today”

  1. Its a shame that great men like this have been replaced with scum like our current congressmen. While this man fought and asked for nothing, current congressmen cannot even read a bill before passing it and use the public funds buy votes. Shameful.

    Perfectsense (0922fa)

  2. to absent comrades.

    redc1c4 (9c4f4a)

  3. A beautiful little story. Thank you for relaying it. I couldn’t help but tear up. How far we’ve come since the days of decent men like that.

    Wellsy (f1957b)

  4. I’ve flown in that B 24. I took my son in the B 17 the same folks have for his birthday. It is quite an experience. My cousin, who was a bombardier in a B 17 for 50 missions, died before I had a chance to ask him if he would like to do the same. That was such a wonderful moment. He didn’t say if they flew in it. It is wide open with big ports for the waist gunners. Flying in it gives you a feeling of what it must have been like. My brothers in law flew F 4s and F 18s. Totally different technology.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  5. Thank you for your father’s service.

    Joe (17aeff)

  6. I had to leave my thanks here because there are no comments on the site you linked to. But it is a very moving story and because of his dad, and other dads like him, we have what we have now.

    Joe (17aeff)

  7. Thanks, Jack.

    Robert C. J. Parry (50a453)

  8. We all know a few people like this, don’t we? They are vanishing. What they fought for was a free America. Obama is truly betraying that tradition, and the ‘give me more’ voters of his are beneath contempt.

    Juan (4cdfb7)

  9. Thankyou, Jack. I thought of my father and shed some tears. Those men are a tough act to follow.

    Barsinister (971960)

  10. A wonderful tribute. The dust in the air … there are so many of them to thank, and when you try, they shrug, as if they’ve done nothing, and point to others, when they’ve given us the world.

    htom (412a17)

  11. Nice link, Jack. Thanks.

    Nancy (247179)

  12. The Best Thing You’ll Read Today

    And it was.

    Thank you.

    EW1(SG) (e27928)

  13. This is one of the finest tributes from a man to his father, and a heartfelt tribute to America’s Greatest Generation. Their sacrifice gave us the freedom which all of us enjoy today and, unfortunately, so many take for granted.

    Mike Stewart (2e0727)

  14. а как завести свой блог? я просто недавно в интернете, и пока незнаю, но очень хочется тоже такой, подскажите красивой девочке плз.

    Шишов (3baff3)

  15. Thank you for the link Jack Dunphy.

    Juan #8. Cheer up. The good men from the WWII era are vanishing but there are many others to take their place.

    EdWood (c2268a)

  16. A Great man from a Great Generation. Sir, may you have clear skies and smooth air — God Bless, Rest in Peace.

    And Thank You.

    Pons Asinorum (87c424)

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