AlwaysRightBoy: Subby, could you please link to the original thread?/ I think I remember it as fascinating
violentsalvation: AlwaysRightBoy: Subby, could you please link to the original thread?/ I think I remember it as fascinatingI have it saved.
NowhereMon: If he talked about it more than once he was probably lying.
NewportBarGuy: I love your dad. Thanks for sharing.
llevrok: Subby,Just finished reading a biography of a US flier held captive in Japan ("Unbroken"). My God it was brutal. Your dad must have been one strong man.
universebetween: had two door greeters at walmart. both were vets. one wouldnt say shiat for shiat about anything. the other spoke about it like it was the best thing ever. funny thing tho is that the one who spoke about it went through HELL. (yes, I believe what he said was true. he had his medals and everything) the one who wouldnt ... I cant imagine what he went through if he refused to talk about it.
Tellingthem: My Grandpa was in WWII and rarely talked about anything.
farkityfarker: Tellingthem: My Grandpa was in WWII and rarely talked about anything.Subby doesn't share that trait. He tells us about his father constantly.
Joelogon: Hey folks, thanks. The embedded video in the link above should work until July 7th (non-US farkers may not be able to view because of geo-filtering, sorry).The original thread is here: http://www.fark.com/comments/7129105 (Correction to my original headline -- my father served one year in Korea, and just about two years total in the US Army)NowhereMon: If he talked about it more than once he was probably lying.Well, it took about 40 years for my sister to get the story out of him; he started opening up as more vets of his age started dying. (Also, when the UK paid out compensation to WWII POWs around 200).
mekkab: 20 min clip? THAT'S IT?! Oh, you've got to click on this other link to get the full hour!/Gramps (RIP) used to talk very fondly of his time stationed in Kawaii before December 10th (I think he was supposed to be discharged the 12th or something). His pacific theater time... NOT SO MUCH.//He kinda lost his isht from seeing all his friends die around him, wasn't fit for combat anymore.
mekkab: 20 min clip? THAT'S IT?! Oh, you've got to click on this other link to get the full hour!
dstanley:, AlwaysRightBoy, violentsalvation, eltejon, JustinCase, NewportBarGuy,Mr. Potatoass, Albino Squid, aevert:Thanks, folks. Thanks to the admins too for greenlighting. Note to all, as mekkab discovered, the embedded video right now shows the first 20 minutes, then picks up on the KET site... if this will bug you and we can't embed the full version, you can see the full 56 minutes by going directly to the KET site: http://video.ket.org/video/2244997834(incidentally, my sister was able to partner with KET, Kentucky Educational Television, on production because my dad did his basic training and Armor school at Fort Knox)llevrok: Subby,Just finished reading a biography of a US flier held captive in Japan ("Unbroken"). My God it was brutal. Your dad must have been one strong man.
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