JULY 4, For those who sacrifice for the freedoms you so enjoy!

Somehow this post went backwards 8 months, so I’m reblogging it.

Pacific Paratrooper


Let’s show our support!

In Vietnam, Korea and World Wars Past

Our Men Fought Bravely so Freedom Would Last

Conditions Where Not Always Best They Could Be

Fighting a Foe You Could Not Always See:

From Mountain Highs to Valley Lows

From Jungle Drops to Desert Patrols

Our Sinewy Sons Were Sent Over Seas

Far From Their Families And Far From Their Dreams

They Never Wrote Letters Of Hardships Despair

Only Of Love, Yearning That One Day Soon:

They Would Come Home, They Would Resume

And Carry On With The Rest of Their Lives

The P.O.W.¹S Stood Steadfast

Break time for the prisoners.
by: Ben Steele, POW

Against the Indignities And Cruelties Of War

They Could Not Have Lasted as Long as They Did

If They Had Relinquished Their Hope That Some Day:

They Would Come Home, They Would Resume

And Carry On the Rest Of Their…

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About GP

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

Posted on July 4, 2020, in Current News, Home Front, Korean War, Uncategorized, Vietnam, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 46 Comments.

  1. Probably not well known but this Oklahoma lady’s care was recognised by King George VI for her service with the King’s Medal of Service in the Cause of Freedom. See https://neverquitelost.com/2017/07/30/the-british-airmen-of-miami/

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  2. Hope you had a good 4th of July!

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  3. Wonderful!
    Great reblog!
    Hope you had a Happy 4th of July!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…Have you heard anything from Chris (The Muscleheaded Blog)?
    I’m worried about him. Haven’t seen him around WP is quite awhile. 😦
    I hope he and his family are okay. I’ve never seen him “missing” for this long before. Ever.

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  4. Happy belated Fourth of July!

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  5. Happy 4th of July + thx so much for your insightful blog! 🙂

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  6. Happy Birthday USA and best wishes from Canada!

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  7. Happy Birthday, U.S.A. May you continue to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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  8. Thank you for posting this, GP!

    Given the current battle on the domestic front with Antifa and other crazed Leftists, this is apropos:

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    • It is true. I’ve known that, but people are in the mob mentality right now, fueled more by the boredom of the virus – and who wants to believe one blogger. If they want me – they’ll get a surprise!


  9. Marvelous, GP. I can see why you were so determined to find this one. Hugs on the wing!

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  10. Sorry, have to correct the mistake: Happy Fourth, GP!

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  11. Happy Four, GP! Celebrate a wonderful day, and enjoy the weekend. Michael
    P.S.: I really miss a mouth-nose-protection in camouflage style. 😉

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  12. H.J. for avian101

    Great work, always! Thanks, PG. 🙂 🇺🇸

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  13. Thank you! I read the original longer version too. 🇺🇸

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  14. Magnificent photograph.

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  15. Happy Independence Day!

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  16. Thank you very much!!


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