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hooman#1

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Man, great post and story. Miss my grandpa that was a marine


in WWII. Got shot in the chest by a jap sniper (hit his watch and dog tags, still nearly killed him) and was in a jeep with 4/5 others and the only one that lived when a mortar hit the jeep. He was on Saipan and a few others. They gave him orders for Iwo but his commanding officer said Bob you've seen enough. I doubt he would have made it back. Thankful. He is the reason I am a Hoos.
Sorry for your loss!
Drew
[Post edited by hooman#1 at 09/20/2021 4:03PM]

(In response to this post by Hoogle.com)

Posted: 09/20/2021 at 4:03PM



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