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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oh the stories

Coming articles: The caps worn by WWII vets...Pearl Harbor Survivor, Combat Engineer Division Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, Patton's Third Army, POW, Order ofthe Purple Heart, 339th P-51 fighter squadron, USS Mosely, New Guinea,and most of all, gold embroidering on the caps "WWII Veteran."  oh, the stories, oh the photos.

The First Oklahoma Honor Flight to DC tomorrow to see the was memorials, with 99 vets--reception and program at Midwest City this afternoon

First story, briefly, ...Duncan vet shot down in a B-24 Liberator bomber over Holland March 8, 1944. Four months with the Dutch underground until caught by the Gestapo. Spend the rest of the war in POW camps. His white cap says POW...the escape and evasion society.

He was shot down when I was three months old.

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