Memorial Day

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FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED…. FOR ALL YOUR SACRIFICES…. FOR YOUR COURAGE…. I CAN ONLY ATTEMPT TO EXPRESS MY UNENDING GRATITUDE….

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Luzon cemetery

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Arlington Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery

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A new memorial for South Florida.

A new memorial for South Florida.

………………………………………………….. THANK YOU……………………………

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Farewell Salute – Frederick Vreuls, 87, passed away in Delray Beach, FL. Served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Bunker Hill where he earned a Purple Heart for injuries sustained from a kamikaze attack on May 11, 1945.

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on May 27, 2013, in WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 61 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Susan Marie Molloy and commented:
    Always remember, particularly this weekend—

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  2. A time to remember. And thanks for the reminder. –Curt

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    • I fight with myself every year as to what would honor these troops most and I always feel I come up short. [not fishing for compliments here, just talking to a friend.] Thanks, Curt.

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  3. At what stage did the Korean War become the Forgotten war.

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  4. A BIG thank you for your never ending good stories and tributes, GP Cox. A big hug coming your way from the Four of us,
    Dina Xx

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  5. Reblogged this on Pacific Paratrooper and commented:

    THIS POST IS UPDATED AND REPEATED TO INSURE THAT THE HOLIDAY IS OBSERVED FOR THOSE TO WHOM IT WAS INTENDED.

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  6. Thank you for liking my blog. I plan to do more “Facts”. I find that oddball stuff very interesting; maybe that’s why I don’t have room in my brain for the essential information I need to remember. 🙂

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  7. Thank you for serving and thank you for the history lessons.

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  8. PT, I want to thank you for your contribution on my site. bentcliffcrew.wordpress.com and thoughtsbygempel.wordpress.com. I was thinking of my great uncle—A b24 pilot yesterday when your blog popped up. Its great to see I have others who share my opinion of patriotism, honor, and duty….. Thanks Again… Doug Gempel, Evansville, IN

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  9. Thank you for your service, and for continuing to serve with this blog–it is such a tribute to our troops, past and present.

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  10. This post is perfect for Memorial Day. Thank you!

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  11. Bless you for your blog. My Dad served with the 11th Airborne, Company C. Was wounded on Tagatay in the ambush. He came home, went on to become a Major and head of the National Guard on Long Island in the ’60’s. We lived at Ft. Benning when I was young while he was in officers training school. I actually did the parachute jump there at the young age of 9. I have been researching his service and those that served in the 511th, as Dad was not in our lives after I was 12. My brother and I hope to attend the 11th Airborne reunion in Fayetteville,NC in September. I am glad to find your blog and applaud you for doing this for your Dad. Thank you.

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    • By the way, we were just at the Airborne Museum in Fayetteville this weekend, Have you ever been there? I also have a photo of my Dad in exactly the same place that your Dad is standing at Camp Mackall. And almost the same pose!

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    • Thank you very much for your information. The 11th A/B Association is reading this blog and will probably wanted your father’s name. (I also grew up on Long Island)

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  12. We must never forget.

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  13. God Bless our Troops! 🙂

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  14. Very well done. As I quoted on my blog, from the British 2nd Division’s memorial in Kohima, India: “When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, ‘For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”.
    Thank you for this.
    (p.s. In my post, I pointed folks your way. I hope I can boost your readership a bit. You deserve it!)

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  15. I revere all military cemeteries – or should I say, those in them. In Lae, New Guinea. I discovered one of the saddest. Amid the beautifully tended lawns I read the headstones of many fallen Australian soldiers. I wandered through an archway and stood in the sunshine admiring the butterflies. Here too were beautiful lawns but no headstones. There was however, one solitary stone. Written on it were the words (Not exact – due to time and memory) “Here lies one hundred un-named Indian soldiers of the British troops. They were forced to dig their own long, communal grave, then chained together, were beheaded and kicked into it.”
    It stayed with me for a long time.

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  16. Thank you for your beautiful expression of gratitude. We echo your message as we view these wonderful photos.

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  17. Thank you for your stirring and memorable posting on an equivalent day.

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  18. A beautiful and moving tribute. Thank you, gpcox.

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  19. Wonderful. Thanks for this post!

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  20. What a deserving post to all the veterans that gave the ultimate sacrifice. A thank you is an order to you too gpcox and all our vets ~ you make me proud : ) Have a great Memorial Day.

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  21. Reblogged this on Dreamstreamr Odyssey and commented:
    Wonderful series of posts about our country’s armed forces. Thanks, gpcox!

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  22. The Forgotten War Memorial is a powerful piece.

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  23. Thank you my friend. 🙂

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  24. Oops! Let’s assume the 5th one missing is you 🙂

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