Always remember

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Real Estate Agent with US ECO-GREEN REAL ESTATE INC.

During the course of my days. I often think of those that laid down there lives so that I can roam freely about this great country of ours. I can speak my mind without fear of the government throwing me in jail for the rest of my life, or worse.

Of course this being December 7th, the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, that day set into motion events that changed the course of our nation.

This post is a tribute to that day. I will never forget, and my pledge to those that lost their lives and those that served so valiantly. I will honor you buy continually reminding my family and friends.

I have met some terrific people in my life that served our country in WWII. Johnny Flores was a neighbor of mine. He was an infantry man serving in Europe. After he passed away his wife told me that he was the highest decorated Hispanic to serve in the war.

When I was working at United Airlines, I had the privilege of meeting a gentleman that served in the pacific aboard a submarine. When I thanked him for doing what he did, the poor guy nearly cried.

There was a time when I was pumping gas, a car pulled up on the other side of the pump from mine and his license plate read P38... I don't remember the rest. When I asked him about it he told me that he was a P38 pilot stationed in England. The other half of his plate had something to do about meeting his wife during the war.

In the early 80's I worked at Saks Fifth Ave. There was a gentleman named Richard (I wish I could remember his last name) he was a belly turret gunner on a B-17 stationed in Europe.

One of my grandfathers was in the Philippines. Unfortunately that is all that I know about him serving. When I would ask him about his time there he would always change the subject. I suspect he saw some pretty grime things and just did not want to think about them.

So with that I wanted to share some pictures I was sent several months ago. I was told that these were taken right after the attack on Pearl Harbor. These pictures were found not long ago still in the camera that had been found in a footlocker.

If any one has story's of friends or family's that served. Please share them, they need to be passed down and never forgotten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are more pictures if any one would like to see them I would be happy to email them to you.

Thanks for taking the time to read ths post.

Rob Baldwin

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Sean Allen
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Hey Rob,

Excellent post and thanks for sharing and reminding us of the suffering our ancestors did on that day and after so that we can be free.

Sean Allen

December 07, 2007 05:41 AM #1
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Michael Thornton
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Thanks for the post! A day to remember ... a day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
December 07, 2007 05:55 AM #2
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Charles McDonald
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This country will never forget! At least I pray that we do not. There are a lot of things going on in the world that we must watch these days too....

Merry Christmas!

 

December 07, 2007 06:59 AM #3
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Brian Block
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Rob, my father's a huge WW-II history buff and much of it rubbed off on me as I watched countless war movies and read numerous books growing up.  It's unfortunate these days that December 7th often comes and goes without so much as a whimper.  Days like today demand solemn commeration and dedication so that they are never forgotten.  I've got some good friends who served in WWII and it's always great to hear these old-timers recount their stories.  If you have a chance to make it to D.C., make sure to visit the impressive WWII Memorial.
December 07, 2007 07:05 AM #4
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Vanessa Stalets
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My Grandfather fought in this war and was blessed to come home. I too am grateful for those who fought then and those you do now.
December 07, 2007 12:27 PM #5
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Rob Baldwin
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Sean: You are welcome!

Michael: You too are welcome!

Andrew: Thanks for sharing that story. Some of those guys love to share their story's. I love'em for it.

Charles: I pray that we don't either.

Brian: I have been to DC, and I did see the memorial, as well as the Veitnam memorial. As you might think, I too am a WWII history buff. I could have written volumes more.

Vanessa: Thank goodness your grandfather made it home.

Thank you all for your comments. I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays!

December 07, 2007 01:12 PM #6
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Jeff&Grace Safrin
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Growning up,  I lived down the street from a veteran who had survived Pearl harbors attack -ironic that he got upset revisiting it years later and died a few hours after the tour of the memorial.

Excellent post.

Grace Safrin

December 07, 2007 03:56 PM #7
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Rob Baldwin
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Grace: That has to be the saddest thing I have heard in a long time.
December 07, 2007 03:58 PM #8
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Elaine Stewart
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Amazing photos, my Father always says, he will never forget the day, a very sad day. Thanks for your post and honoring those who served and those who lost their lives as well as their family and friends.

 

December 07, 2007 07:23 PM #9
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Rob Baldwin
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Elaine: Thanks for taking the time.
December 07, 2007 11:55 PM #10
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December 11, 2007 10:51 PM #11
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Rob Baldwin
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Nice touch Jerry, Thanks!
December 11, 2007 10:55 PM #12
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Kai Lani
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Rob,  Couldn't resist!  I had to be brief though!   After two years of Vietnam, I try to focus on other things like the surf and stars and fun things like that.   Merry Christmas!  Jer
December 11, 2007 10:58 PM #13
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Rob Baldwin
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I understand. Merry Christmas to you as well!
December 11, 2007 11:00 PM #14
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Ginger Sala
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My Dad Served in WW11 as a field surgeon. France and England. He landed on a Omaha Beach DDay invasion as part of a British Contingent. He never talked about it after he returned

Ginger

January 25, 2008 12:40 AM #15
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Rob Baldwin
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Ginger: Tell your dad thanks for me. I love those guys!
January 25, 2008 10:52 AM #16
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