Military Christmas, then and now

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FOR ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM AND PEACE, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  

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PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR THOSE FREEDOMS…..

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AND ALL THOSE WHO CONTINUE EACH DAY TO PROTECT US….

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TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND NEW READERS – I WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST OF HOLIDAY SEASONS!!!

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Military Christmas Humor – 

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Farewell Salutes – 

Carlton Appleby – Ontario, CA; USMC, Korea, Lt., 7th Marines

Glenn Berlin – Wichita, KS; US Navy, WWII

Mildred Drake – DeKalb, IL; US Navy WAVEe9dd0162494da2d1aba873c634610321

William Hushing – Palm Bch Gardens, FL; US Navy, WWII, RAdmiral (Ret.)

Kenneth Just – Louisville, KY; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, 674th Artillery/11th Airborne

Walter Klock – St. Johnsonville, NY; US Navy, WWII, PTO, LST signalman

Alfred McElroy – Greenville, KY; US Army, Korea, 187th RCT (Ret. 21 years)

Ronald “Mugs” McKeown – San Diego, CA; US Navy, Capt. (Ret.), 1st Top Gun Commander

Earl Robertson – Spokane, WA; US Army, WWII, ETO

Ennis Warren – Mobile, AL; US Army Air Corps, WWII, ETO, B-17 Top-turret gunner

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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 December 24, 2015, in Current News, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 140 Comments.

  1. My heart goes out to all the military men and women and their families that are separated. Thanks once more for the fine tribute and articles Brad. My uncle fought in the Korean war, he enlisted at 15 with the help of his mother. May you have a happy and healthy New Year.

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  2. Merry Christmas a bit late!

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  3. Thank you so much for this post (well, of course, for all of them) and for reminding us, always, that we must never forget the men and women who have served, and continue to do so.
    Health, happiness, and peace to you in the coming year!

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  4. I often think of my other grandfather at Christmas time. There was no turkey or roast beef. He had just been sent from the border of Germany and Holland to help fight in the Battle of the Bulge. I’ve read the history of that day and how the 2nd Armored Div stopped the front of the offensive in a town called Celles near the Meuse River. I can’t even begin to imagine…
    Question….Each Christmas, I take my favorite photos and make a calendar for friends and family. I have a few remaining and if you would accept it and can use it, I’d be pleased to send you one. If not or you can’t use it I understand. Let me know and if you want one I can arrange to send it to you. Cheers

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  5. Hope you’ve had a very Merry Christmas!

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  6. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and send you best wishes for the new year ahead… Aquileana 💫🌟★

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  7. So many have spent Christmas in terrible conditions so the rest of us could live in a safer place. But they seemed to be resourceful and make the best of a bad situation. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

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  8. Merry Christmas to you and yours and a Prosperous 2016.

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  9. Have a wonderful Holiday Season, GP!

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  10. All the very best to you GP for 2016. Great to see all the different ways our armed services found to celebrate Christmas; there were some inventive Christmas trees.

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