Final meeting of the Class of '40

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Fox Mike

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The last two members of the Class of '40 from the USNA in Annapolis, that are able to travel, meet for the last time. The "Greatest Generation" is slowly disappearing.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/ph-ac-cn-academy-reunion-1004-20151004-story.html
 

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It's sad, but it's life. My family on both sides had few children lately, and mostly gals.. One Aunt remaining that lived thru WW2. Next up my older Sis that's 10yrs older than I. ALL THE REST GONE. A blood link to the Revolution, but not much else.
 

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...sad about these old vets fading away

We used to go to the academy in the early 60s for physicals (Boy Scouts). One of the scouts father was a MD there. I went to school on Duke of Gloucester St and my brother worked at Fawcett Boat Supplies part time for a few years.
 

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I have just one uncle left that was in World War two. At one time I think my huge family had 8 or 9 in counting some married aunts that had husbands in during the war.
I called him yesterday. He is in a rest home in Wisconsin and is a month from 97. He was the first draftee from our county when the draft came out. He was a MP dog man and went through the bulge. He told me he was assigned to drive General Patton a few times but I suspect that might have been because he could speak German.
About four years ago he took the honor flight. He don't get out much but his mind is super sharp.
 

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Sad to see that generation of Men who gave so much to keep this country free are slowly disappearing.
 

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Colonialgirl said:
Sad to see that generation of Men who gave so much to keep this country free are slowly disappearing.

My sister is of that generation, a WW II veteran, and will be 94 in December. Certainly not a combat veteran by any means, but served an important job none the less. She taught instrument flying to young cadets at Brooks Field, Texas.


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graygun said:
...sad about these old vets fading away

We used to go to the academy in the early 60s for physicals (Boy Scouts). One of the scouts father was a MD there. I went to school on Duke of Gloucester St and my brother worked at Fawcett Boat Supplies part time for a few years.
Were you a St Marys kid too? That is my old alma mater.
 

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Fox Mike,I went there from '58 to '64 and then we moved away from Mayo/BB. Of the five kids,my older brother ('64) and sister ('61) graduated from Annapolis high school. Those were good years for me.

One time a friend and I walked from school all the way to the Colonial Drive-in theater in Parole (funny name for a place isn't it?). My older sister had been looking for us and picked us up in the '59 Plymouth.

My mother sold the Linden Ave place in '69.
 

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graygun said:
Fox Mike,I went there from '58 to '64 and then we moved away from Mayo/BB. Of the five kids,my older brother ('64) and sister ('61) graduated from Annapolis high school. Those were good years for me.

One time a friend and I walked from school all the way to the Colonial Drive-in theater in Parole (funny name for a place isn't it?). My older sister had been looking for us and picked us up in the '59 Plymouth.

My mother sold the Linden Ave place in '69.
You got there long after I left. Graduated in '55. I remember the drive-in well. Spent many evenings there. Parole was actually named Camp Parole and was actually a camp for 'parolees' during the Civil War. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parole_camp
 

hickoryhillbill

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I have one uncle left that was an 18 yr old fighting in europe when Germany quit. Every time we talk he tells me how the USA today is breaking his heart. Might be best if that generation did not see what is happening. So sad.
 

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I have an uncle that was in WWII...he's sharp as a tack at 102 years old.
He tells stories of guarding German and Italian POWs.
 

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