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    Waynesboro Pa.
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    Local senior ctr.volunteer and WW2 history<br><br>NOTE: I am a low vision user. I use Zoom text to magnify the screen up to 16 times. and a screen reader when it works. I am looking ofr something better for windows XP OS.<br> So excuse my typos. I can correct them by edit when I catch,em. <br> I recommend everyone over 50 use an amsler grid to check their vision regularly. a wavy line on it is the first sign of AMD.

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  1. It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of our dear friend Paul Hinkle. I think of you often my dear vet friend!

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    Back on line

    Forum friends: Thank you all for your kind words. Paul HInkle
  3. I would like to say I made it back. I had fluid on my Rt. lung which they placed a drain tube. after 25 days it was almost dry. They removed the drain and sent me home. THe incision is still draining 12 days later. When the drainage stops the incision is supposed to heal. Rehab went better, I am walking on my own. Around the house.Hope I am one of the lucky ones. Paul Hinkle
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    Ration Stamps

    Post WW2 ration items. A dress white shirt: I arrived home in Feb. 46 Things were back to normal! What wvwe Normal is. There were plenty of casual clothes and shoes. NO dress suits OR white shirts. I checked the local clothing stores where I always bought my clothing. Nothing for several months, the shelves were empty. One day as I walked in a man walked out witha white shirt. Oh they got some in? When I looked there was the same empty sheleves. Asking the customer later he said they have them in the back store room. Next time I lined up with the back room door and asked ab out shirts, sorry no in srock. So I pointed thru the door way and asked how about them. Oh they were ordered for friends. So I replieed NO point in trying to buy in this store. I am NOT a friend. Good bye he then followed me out the door trying to tell me I had it wrong.
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    Just reread my dads WW 1 diary

    I,d love to hear some of what your dad wrote about WW2 Here is a tip. Use a black or dark colored backer to get more contrast in your copy machine. Jusrt place it behind the page you copy. It will also blank out writing on the back of the page you copy. Good luck.
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    D day dodgers

    http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=D-Day+...roogle&ct=title click here
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    D day dodgers

    http://www.warlinks.com/jackcull/ddodgers.htm Just read the words
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    Art: You are one lucky man. I understand every word you wrote
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    Past Wars

    During a treaty meeting beteween Indian and US ARmy this occurred http://glenavalon.com/fightnomore.html
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    Memorial DAy USA

    Have a look at this http://www.stripesonline.com/ when url opens fo down tthe left side and click on WW2 then click on photo galleries 1-5 Marion's note: Paul great page! Here's the direct link right to the page you refer to. Lots of GOOD stuff. Should keep us busy for hours. http://www.stripesonline.com/webpages.asp?...=64&nl=2&par=49
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    Last days of Hitler

    Book: THe death of Hitler Ada Petrova Peter Watson the russian account of the death of Hitler. Part II has an interesting subject: A Russian spy in Hitlers bunker. code name Shasa Kvap. only those who read this book has posted a searchable find for this spy. Using the full name or code name finds NOTHING in search !
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    Willie and Joe

    OPeration Dragoon: Between 15 Aug. and 15 Sep 44 7th Army did a fast run up the Rhone valley. Using every thing available(captuered vehisles).It looked like a Gypsy caravan for some units. I had the honor of riding the front fender of a 6x6 for several days. I learned from that experience that the driver had an angle iiron manifold heater just right for c-ration cans. with room for about 6 cans on the heater. He used 2 cans one inverted and pushed togerher to heat HIS water for instannt coffee. YOu had to plan ahead for the next meal stop but it worked. NOw multiply joe and willie by a truck load of GIs. and Imagine a chow stop.
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    Military records

    Since the 1973 records center fire there is now an alternate source at http://www.ibiblio.org/cizewski/cert/cert.html check it out UPDATE: That will lead you ro this url http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-...rd-sources.html
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    Actors who served in WWI & WWII

    Good source for finding actors in WW2 http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/milita...rs_in_wwii.html
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    Mel Brooks - Combat Engineer?

    Sorry I did not ask Mel BUT I found this http://www.nndb.com/people/542/000022476/ Cehck it out Der Googler