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#4627207 - 05/22/23 04:43 PM The last WW2 MOH recipient died  
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#4627208 - 05/22/23 04:45 PM Re: The last WW2 MOH recipient died [Re: oldgrognard]  
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#4627210 - 05/22/23 04:51 PM Re: The last WW2 MOH recipient died [Re: oldgrognard]  
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He may the last WWII MOH winner at this time but, since they are still re-writing Vietnam history and issuing MOH for that conflict, future MOH may still be awarded for WWII, too.


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#4627234 - 05/22/23 08:59 PM Re: The last WW2 MOH recipient died [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I remember when the last WWI veteran passed. Now we’re getting close to the last WWII vet as well. Always remember them!


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#4627270 - 05/23/23 10:32 AM Re: The last WW2 MOH recipient died [Re: semmern]  
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Originally Posted by semmern
I remember when the last WWI veteran passed. !



I know the last US WWI veteran was an African-American who had served as an ambulance driver during the war. I think he made it to 108! Incredible.


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by semmern
I remember when the last WWI veteran passed. !



I know the last US WWI veteran was an African-American who had served as an ambulance driver during the war. I think he made it to 108! Incredible.



Actually the last US WWI veteran was white, Frank Buckles. He was an ambulance driver and he died at age 110 in 2011


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#4627275 - 05/23/23 11:12 AM Re: The last WW2 MOH recipient died [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by semmern
I remember when the last WWI veteran passed. !



I know the last US WWI veteran was an African-American who had served as an ambulance driver during the war. I think he made it to 108! Incredible.



Actually the last US WWI veteran was white, Frank Buckles. He was an ambulance driver and he died at age 110 in 2011



You're right. I got him confused with another WWI veteran.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Buckles


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#4627359 - 05/24/23 04:19 PM Re: The last WW2 MOH recipient died [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Even Cold War vets are getting up there.

Last of 'the SAS balcony boys' dies: Chris Ryan leads tributes to Mel Parry - one of the daredevils who stormed Iranian embassy in London to rescue hostages in 1980

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...s-stormed-Irans-embassy-London-dies.html

#4627586 - 05/28/23 03:58 AM Re: The last WW2 MOH recipient died [Re: oldgrognard]  
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The Greatest Generation will always appear to be in their forties to me. That's how I remember my parents. My dad was in flight training at Greenville, MS. My uncles, one a Marine on Iwo Jima and the other a combat engineer in Europe. My dads high school buddies, one who was also a Marine on Iwo Jima and the other in the USN. Then finally the kid who my dad's parents sort of took care of from time to time who jumped over France on D-Day. Salute and RIP to all. I feel a terrible sense of loss over what was, and anger over what now is.


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