HAPPY HOLIDAY WISH FOR ALL !! Poems (2)

SANTA PARATROOPER

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to everyone out there !!   May you all find the Peace and Happiness you deserve.

 

 

A 1944 Christmas

FromPacific Paratrooper to ALL !!!

Cherish His Christmas

by Roger J. Robicheau

Dedicated to our military…

Christmas brings such a time of love
Each tender heart holds so much of

Unselfishness thrives, trust is strong
The purpose to give, send love along

A time of pleasantries, patience too
Good wishes to all, all feelings true

Thankfulness follows each fine deed
Gifts from our God, never from greed

Great the rewards that joy does bring
Like the beauty in hearing angels sing

We pray for our loved, each so dear
Especially those who can’t be near

Many leave home to bravely serve
All freedoms we have, they preserve

Do pray for our troops, as we should
And their families too, if you would

Give thanks to our Lord, His only Son
And cherish His Christmas, everyone

©2004Roger J. Robicheau

Please do me one favor and click on last year’s post – Right Here !  

From Charly Priest to Smitty – CLICK HERE!!

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Military Humor – 

Easton, MD–Dec. 22, 2011–This is a Christmas display at the home of Tom and Alice Blair, which includes an F 104 jet, staff photo/Barbara Haddock Taylor} [Sun Photographer] #9306

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on images to enlarge.

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Farewell Salutes – 

Thomas Anderson – Los Angeles, CA; US Army, WWII & Korea

Bill Bjorson – Canfield, OH; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, Co. A/511/11th Airborne Division

Roland Duffany – Pawtucket, RI; US Army, WWII, SSgt., Purple Heart

Robert Gibbons – Denver, CO; US Navy, WWII, PTO

Samuel Jones – London, ENG; Royal Navy, WWII, ETO, gunner, HMS Zulu

Shuso “Shoes” Kumata – IL; US Army, WWII, PTO, Occupation interpreter

Thomas Lovell – St. George, UT; US Navy, WWII, PTO

Tetsuo Matsumoto – Lodi, CA; US Army, WWII, ETO, SSgt., 100/442nd RCT

George A. Sakheim – Brn: GER; US Army, WWII, ETO, Military Intelligence & interpreter

Wiley Tanner – Radium, KS; US Army, WWII

 

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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 23, 2019, in Current News, Home Front, Korean War, Vietnam, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 200 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    I know this is way past Christmas, but I thought the video with The Soldier’s Christmas poem was worth sharing. ~ Connie

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  2. Hope your Christmas was beautiful!
    Ours was! And busy! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  3. Thank you for sharing! ♥️

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  4. Much joy and happiness for the Season of Christmas and New Year GP

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  5. Warmest greetings of this festive season and best wishes for Happiness in the New Year

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  6. Super poems. Happy Christmas to you.

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  7. Wonderful poem GP Merry Christmas for you and your family!

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  8. Off topic, but apropos knowing you live in Floriduh:

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  9. Merry Christmas 🎄

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  10. LOVE the post and slide show from last year. It was very heart wrenching to see those photos. Thank you for all that you do on a daily basis to keep people from ever forgetting the sacrifices so many have made.

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  11. Another moving tribute to our veterans. May NONE of us ever take their service for granted! Thank you, GP.

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  12. Merry Christmas to you, GP! 🎄😊
    The focus of your blog is quite rightly on the Pacific Theater because you are chronicling Smitty. Here on Christmas Day, we should also remember this momentous battle in the European Theater:
    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/12/at-christmas-remembering-the-battle-of-the-bulge.php

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    • You are quite right. I rarely mention the ETO because I have not researched it and therefore not the least bit qualified to talk about it! hahaha
      Of course – ALL of them should be honored and remembered!!

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      • Here’s the full post by esteemed historian Victor Davis Hanson:
        https://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/recalling-the-battle-of-the-bulge/

        There are several parallels between his account of the Battle of the Bulge and the battle going on in Washington now.

        Hanson also points out that Gen. Patton warned Ike and Bradley that the Nazis were likely to try something like their push through the Ardennes. Bradley in particular pooh-poohed it, no surprise given his animosity toward and jealousy of Patton.

        On at least 3 occasions, had Ike listened to Patton the war in Europe would have ended sooner. (1) In the Allied breakout from Normandy, Patton was in Brittany near Le Mans. He warned Ike, Bradley & Montgomery that they could trap and annihilate the Nazi Army in what is called the “Falaise Gap”. Indeed, Bradley had the Nazis closed off from the west and Montgomery had them from the north at Falaise. Patton pleaded with Ike to let him swing up from Brittany and seal the Nazis off from the south and east, trapping them at Falasie. Patton’s advise was not taken and the Nazis escaped up the Seine River. The men and material that got out later formed the nucleus of the Nazi assault through the Ardennes we know as … wait for it … The Battle of the Bulge.
        (2) Patton’s specialty was lightening fast surgical strikes that went deep into enemy territory, the circling back, enclosing the remnants and mopping up. He made the case to Ike that this should be the strategy going into Germany proper. It amounted to using the Nazi’s Blitzkrieg methods on them. Ike wanted to do a slow, wide roll up of the Nazis back across the Rhine. This was a tactic favored by the plodding Montgomery as well. Bradley was opposed to Patton’s idea because it was … from Patton. The upshot of this was the war dragged on for months while Ike, Bradley and Montgomery did their slow-roll to the Rhine. Several fine military strategists have pointed out the correctness of Patton’s strategy and agree that Ike drug the war out for several months longer than necessary.
        (3) In November/December 1944 with Patton’s Third Army camped around Reims, Patton warned Ike and Bradley (as mentioned above) that the Nazis were likely to make a surprise push through the Ardennes in a bid to recapture the port at Antwerp. The Nazi build up was going on literally right under Bradley’s nose. Bradley turned a blind eye to it, needlessly costing the Allies – the Americans in particular – thousands of unnecessary casualties. Patton’s last minute turn north into Belgium from Reims had the result of stopping most of the Nazi offensive. (Patton arrived in Bastogne the day after Christmas, 1944.) But it still took another month of bitter fighting in one of the worst winters of the 20th century to roll the Nazis back into Germany.

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  13. Wonderful post.
    Blessed tidings to you and yours GP!

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  14. Happy Christmas GP

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  15. Merry Christmas to GP and all her wonderful readers!

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  16. Great poem! It’s so important to remember those making sacrifices for our freedom. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Thank you for the poems, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  18. Thanks, GP, and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, too,
    Pit

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  19. Merry Christmas! And thanks for your super blog…informs and entertains!

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  20. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas… 🙂

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  21. Your good wishes reciprocated, my loyal friend

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  22. Merry Christmas to you, GP! ❤

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  23. Wishing you a happy and peaceful holidays too!

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  24. Merry Christmas and happy holidays❄🎄🎅🔔❄

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  25. The poem and the video were both moving. I had read the video poem and it was good but the video made it powerful. The Santa paratrooper reminded me of when my children were small and Santa would parachute into the mall parking lot. Merry Christmas!

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  26. Merry Christmas GP and good health for next year!

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  27. A very, Merry Christmas to you & yours, GP

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  28. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, GP!

    I am going to do a backwards catch up with your site later this week.

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  29. Greetings to you too, and only the best for the coming year…

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  30. Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂

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  31. Christmas Eve here already in Godzone, GP … which makes wishing you a very Merry Christmas properly lega— (oops) qualified.

    ALL the very best to you and yours, GP!

    Now pass the rum, Jim Lad … arrrghhh (apologies. … old navy, habits die hard). Hic!

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  32. This is a terrific Christmas post, GP. Thanks for the funny Santa too. Merry Christmas hugs.

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  33. Beautiful post! 🎄🍷

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  34. Thank you very much for sharing this with your readers.

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