Thanksgiving from: Pacific Paratrooper

Rakkasans of today.
187th RCT

I WISH TO EXPRESS MY THANKS FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU !!!  AND MAY WE ALL BE THANKFUL FOR THOSE VETERANS WHO FIGHT FOR US !!!

US troops in Afghanistan give thanks.

Thanksgiving during WWII…

They’re celebrating Thanksgiving on this very day,

My thoughts are at home, though I’m far away;

I can see everyone, eating dinner deluxe,

Whether it be chicken, turkey or even duck;

The fellows over here won’t whimper or moan,

They’ll look to the next one and hope to be home.

 

Truly and honestly, from way down deep,

They want you to be happy and enjoy your feast.

These holidays are remembered by one and all,

Those happy days we can always recall.

The ones in the future, will be happier, I know

When we all come back from defeating the foe.

_______Poem by an Anonymous WWII Veteran

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For those of you living where there is no official Thanksgiving Day on this date – look around – family, friends, Freedom and life itself – all enough to give thanks for each day !

FROM: PACIFIC PARATROOPER – May you all have a happy and healthy Holiday Season !!

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Please be considerate to those who may not be celebrating…..

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Thanksgiving Humor – 

Army turkey

US Navy turkey?

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Farewell Salutes – 

Holland ‘Dutch’ Chinn (100) – brn: CHI; US Army Air Corps, WWII, CBI, mechanic

Denzel Clouse – Terre Haute, IN; US Army, WWII, ETO  /  Treasury Dept.

Edward Debrowski – Donora, PA; US Navy, WWII, 2nd Class Petty Officer, USS Shannon

Julia Garcia – San Francisco, CA; Civilian, WWII, welder

Harold ‘Hal’ Jackson – Davenport, IA; US Army Air Corps, WWII, pilot

Thomas Ligotti (105) – Buffalo, NY; US Army, WWII, ETO, 70th Engineers

Jennings Mitchell – Athens, AL; US Merchant Marines, WWII, Academy graduate

Eugene O’Thomas – Detroit, MI; US Army, WWII, Signal Corps

William Sawyer – Bleffton, IN; US Army, WWII, ATO, Medic (Ret. 20+ y.)

Ronald Webster – Roxbury, KS; US Army Air Corps, WWII, CBI

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From: Pacific Paratrooper

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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 November 26, 2020, in Korean War, Post WWII, Vietnam, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 216 Comments.

  1. Yes we must be thankful

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  2. It’s never a celebration until our soldiers are back at the table… Thank you for reminding me how it felt when my dad came home for the holidays!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving 😊🦃

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  4. An interesting share GP! I hope you had a wonderful festive day! 💗🙏☕️☕️🎼

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  5. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    I’m a little late sharing this for the holiday, but it was too good an article to skip. I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  6. Thank you for reminding us to Stop. Think. Appreciate. Be thankful.

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  7. Thankful always for those who were and are willing to protect and defend this great country!

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  8. I hope you and yours had a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

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  9. This brought tears to my eyes, GP.

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  10. The slide show of how troops have celebrated Thanksgiving across the years was wonderful. And, the cartoon with the picture of the father taped to his chair really made me think about how hard it is for families to be separated during the holidays.

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  11. Lulu: “Happy belated Thanksgiving!”

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving.
    x

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  13. As a vet I call bullshit.

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving, GP. Ours was quiet, just the two of us, which was very different. One of my fondest memories of Thanksgiving was when our son was home from the Naval Academy and wanted to say the Grace, specifically thanking and asking for a blessing to all the brave soldiers and sailors who were away from their families. That was a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Thank you for this terrific post. I love the poem, and the photos – especially the soldiers chasing the turkeys!

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  15. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving x

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  16. Lovely and wonderful post and a belated Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving

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  18. Hi – hope your thanksgiving was pleasant and great post – a couple sad comics there but then the lighter ones helped leave with a boost

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  19. A beautiful and touching post. GP. I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. ❤

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  20. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, GP. I enjoyed it immensely. And once again, your post is incomparable.

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  21. Happy Thanksgiving GP and many thanks to you for you dedication in keeping the memories and sacrifices of so many alive.

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  22. Heartily reciprocated, my friend

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  23. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  24. Salute to the Patriotism.
    Wish you Veritas Anoris and Amare.
    Stay blessed

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  25. Blessings for happy Thanksgiving for all who serve, with gratitude for their service!

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  26. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

    “The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” — Douglas Wood

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  27. So thankful for our troops around the world serving to keep us free. That first poem reminded me of the world today with the pandemic we are fighting. We indeed hope for a better time in the future as well. We still have much to be thankful for.

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  28. Happy Thanksgiving, GP and to all who served and still serving. Great post. I love the cartoons too.

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  29. Lovely and touching post with poems and photos from the tough life of the soldier. Henry and I had our private Thanksgiving today simultaneously with you; even though it’s not a Danish Holliday, we treasure it here and are thankful for our friendships with our American friends. Happy Thanksgiving to you, GP Cox

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