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Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 2:43 a.m. PST

Germany Surrendered. Victory in Europe day.

I was 8 years old, and one sad kid. The "A Team" had surrendered before I could get into the fight!


Legion 409 May 2018 5:01 a.m. PST

It passed here in the USA without many noticing … sadly …

My Father, a US ARMY Infantry SGT with the 90ID, fought in France until he was WIA'd during the Lorraine Campaign.

May they all RIP …

genew4909 May 2018 5:39 a.m. PST

Amen Legion 4

Korvessa09 May 2018 6:35 a.m. PST

When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrows these gave their today.

My Father was a decorated airborne vet of Normandy, Bulge & Germany. And my hero.
I miss him a lot.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 8:45 a.m. PST

My wife's Dad was a veteran of Omaha Beach. He passed away at 101 years.

Timbo W09 May 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

Likewise my Dad (Juno, Normandy etc) gone now but still missed, amazing to think he'd be 100 next year.

Dad happened to be at Luneburg Heath while Donitz was surrendering to Monty, he said that he and his mates were happily joy-riding around the field in Donitz's staff car while the surrender was happening.

Bismarck09 May 2018 11:29 a.m. PST

It was the same here locally. Not a word in the newspaper or local tv. Dad and 8 other family members served in Europe, Dad was in Belgium that day. Have lost all of them now, just Dad's younger brother, now 91, surviving and he was in the Phillipines.

May those who have passed on rest in peace. And deepest thanks and respects to those still living. Truly the greatest generation.

princeman09 May 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

Very sad indeed. My father was a medic in the 1st Division – 1942 to 1945 up to and including VE Day. Silver Star – Bronze Star. Africa, Sicily, Normandy and beyond. Very proud of him and miss him very much. To forget to honor these men and their sacrifices is the greatest disrespect we can heap on them. God help this country.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

Only had one uncle in Europe (9 AD, gunner on an
M16MGMC) and one uncle in 8th AF (tailgunner on
a B-17).

Others were Pacific (Dad, one uncle KIA Tarawa),
ASW patrol eastern US coast and POW camp guard
in Southern US (Italian prisoners !)

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