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  • lczarnik 02:05 on March 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    One word essays 

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    From: Judy A
    Date: 5 March 2013 07:33
    Subject: Fwd: One word essays

     

       ONE WORD ESSAYS  

     

       Determination

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       Hope

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       Contemplation

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       True Love

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       Excitement

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       Security

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       Scary

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       Adventure

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       Contentment

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       Longevity

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       Curiosity

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       Heroism

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       Aspirations

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       Confusion

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       Honor

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       Accomplishment

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       Perseverance

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       Whimsy

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       Companionship

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       Beauty

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       Caring

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       Relating

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       Fruitful

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       Awe

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       Loneliness

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       Tradition

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       Tenacity

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       Friendship

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       Fun

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  • lczarnik 05:24 on June 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    An American Hero 

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    From: Judy A
    Date: 4 June 2012 07:11
    Subject: Fwd: An American Hero

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    From: Larry & Lyn 
    Date: Thu, May 31, 2012 at 11:11 AM
    Subject: Fwd: An American Hero

    This is from the generation that asked "What can I do for my country?" not "What can my country do for me?"

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    From: "John G
    Subject: FW: An American Hero
    Date: May 11, 2012 9:52:26 AM PDT

     

    A must read


    And think of the media circus, flags at half staff, and all the things that were said of Whitney Houston when she died.  This hero died with barely anyone's notice.  

    No Comment required:

    "Shifty" By Chuck Yeager

    Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy

    Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st

    Airborne Infantry. If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the

    History Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10

    episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them.

    I met Shifty in the Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn't

    know who he was at the time. I just saw an elderly gentleman having

    trouble reading his ticket. I offered to help, assured him that he was

    at the right gate, and noticed the "Screaming Eagle," the symbol of

    the 101st Airborne, on his hat.

    Making conversation, I asked him if he'd been in the 101st Airborne

    or if his son was serving. He said quietly that he had been in the

    101st. I thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served,

    and how many jumps he made.

    Quietly and humbly, he said "Well, I guess I signed up in 1941 or so,

    and was in until sometime in 1945 …" at which point my heart

    skipped.

    At that point, again, very humbly, he said "I made the 5 training

    jumps at Toccoa, and then jumped into Normandy  . . . do you know

    where Normandy is?" At this point my heart stopped.

    I told him "yes, I know exactly where Normandy is, and I know what

    D-Day was." At that point he said "I also made a second jump into

    Holland , into Arnhem ." I was standing with a genuine war hero …

    and then I realized that it was June, just after the anniversary of

    D-Day.

    I asked Shifty if he was on his way back from France , and he said

    "Yes… And it 's real sad because, these days, so few of the guys are

    left, and those that are, lots of them can't make the trip." My heart

    was in my throat and I didn't know what to say.

    I helped Shifty get onto the plane and then realized he was back in

    coach while I was in First Class. I sent the flight attendant back to

    get him and said that I wanted to switch seats. When Shifty came

    forward, I got up out of the seat and told him I wanted him to have

    it, that I'd take his in coach.

    He said "No, son, you enjoy that seat. Just knowing that there are

    still some who remember what we did and who still care is enough to

    make an old man very happy." His eyes were filling up as he said it.

    And mine are brimming up now as I write this.

    Shifty died on Jan. l7 after fighting cancer.

    There was no parade.

    No big event in Staples Center  .

    No wall-to-wall, back-to-back 24×7 news coverage.

    No weeping fans on television.

    And that's not right!

    Let's give Shifty his own memorial service, online, in our own quiet way.

    Please forward this email to everyone you know. Especially to the veterans.

    Rest in peace, Shifty.

    Chuck Yeager, Maj. General [ret.]

    P.S. I think that it is amazing how the "media" chooses our "heroes" these days…

          Elvis, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston & the like??…….Disgusting!

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    "SHIFTY" – an incredible American hero
     
    SHIFTY DIED JAN 17, 2011……….May God rest his soul.
     
    Please do me a favor and pass this on so that untold thousands can
     
    read it. We owe no less to our REAL heroes….

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