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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I got a message from my oldest son today. He was selected as NCOIC of the American contingent that is in France this week for the D-Day ceremonies. Message as follows:

    Today I had the absolute honor and privilege of marching the entire American Contingent through the streets of Carentan, as we celebrated its liberation by the 101st Airborne after D Day. One of the best things that’s ever happened to me.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      Being a proud father I had to share it.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Beautiful post, thank you for sharing this. Great honor for your handsome, brave son, he looks so happy. Legendary walk in Normandy, love that memorial to the 101st, those guys truly helped us win the war
    3. lzenglish lzenglish, 4 years ago
      Congrats to you, (Proud Dad), and also to your (Outstanding Son), for serving our country, and representing us in this very Prestigious Ceremony. Good to see we still have Americans like him, willing to step up, and do their part! All the Best to Him!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Fabulous Moment for him and for you all !!!!

      Lest we Forget !!!!!!
    5. Windwalker, 4 years ago
      Great Post...........................
    6. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      On my bucket list is to visit Vimmy Ridge. Great post!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      A very proud moment for you both!!!!
    8. buckethead, 4 years ago
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Congratulations to you and your son.
    10. clockerman clockerman, 4 years ago
      Fantastic photos and congratulations to you and your son.
      Thanks for your service.
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thank you for sharing this wonderful post, a very proud moment for you both:-)
    12. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      You have to be so proud of your son and what a honor for him too . No greater wish for our kids than to succeed and he did it in a grand way ! xo Take care until we dance
    13. Gulf99 Gulf99, 4 years ago
      Proud dad and thank you for raising a beautiful son.
    14. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      Thanks to all for the loves and comments. I will pass them along when he returns Next week.

      Manikin I thought you for sure would appreciate what this means. You did your time in another war. I can't wait for that dance but not rushing to get there. Still work to be done here. Take care sweetie.
    15. Moonhill Moonhill, 4 years ago
      My dad was there!!
    16. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 3 years ago
      Thanks to your son and All for their SERVICE!!! I was drafted and sent to Nam!!! Bad War but it made me a better man!!!
    17. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    18. Rocky22222 Rocky22222, 4 months ago
      U must be very proud and for good reason ...'-))
    19. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 months ago
      Thanks to all for the comments & loves. My son is over 20 years in the military now and left the 101st Airborne to become an instructor at the sniper school. Shortly he will retire at 41 years old.

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