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(CBS News)   Not news: Army medic cares for his men. Still not news: A Korean war vet. Fark: In a nursing home, more than 60 years later   (cbsnews.com) divider line 34
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2012-09-02 03:22:59 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-02 04:58:50 PM  
journalism.cc.stonybrook.edu

What he may look like
 
2012-09-02 06:17:19 PM  
That's a wonderful story. Thank you subs.
 
2012-09-02 06:39:47 PM  
Less bandages, more diapers?

regardless, there are folks who look after others in their and our communities. These people should be treasured.
 
2012-09-02 06:39:53 PM  
encrypted-tbn1.google.com
 
2012-09-02 06:53:56 PM  

apaster16: well this has me confused.... but im not sure if i give one.


Not sure either, but you gave enough to post in a thread about it.
 
2012-09-02 07:00:31 PM  
People with dementia often fixate on one particular point in time. It sucks when someone you love is fixated on a time long before you were born, but if it gives them even a little peace I guess its okay.

/its getting kinda dusty in here
 
2012-09-02 07:03:01 PM  

apaster16: well this has me confused.... but im not sure if i give one.


I give enough to PLONK your f'n ass. I just wish I could put you on an express elevator to Hell with a steak tied around your neck.
 
2012-09-02 07:04:30 PM  
apaster16

Dude, you should have your own Morning Zoo show!

/Seriously, go DIAF
 
2012-09-02 07:06:00 PM  
Who let all this dust in here.
 
2012-09-02 07:11:34 PM  
I'm not sure this is the place to ask, but why has there been no Fark coverage of the Paralympics?

Does NBC not cover this?

Or is it because the USA isn't too high on the medal table?
 
2012-09-02 07:13:27 PM  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/disability-sport/19083815
 
2012-09-02 07:14:07 PM  
Greatest generation for a reason, wish I could of been one of them.
 
2012-09-02 07:14:31 PM  
. . .I will never leave a fallen comrade.

We mean it when we say it.
 
2012-09-02 07:14:49 PM  

sparkeyjames: Who let all this dust in here.


This.

I was going to make some snarky comment about the fact that the medic remembers that the guy was the cook and kept him well-fed, but I decided that the dust level was just too high.

/dusty
 
2012-09-02 07:28:59 PM  
I am among the first to batch at the "dust in the room" meme, but if anything EVER truly deserved it, it would have been this story.


Wow...
 
2012-09-02 07:40:56 PM  
i am in general pretty non-feeling/non-emotional, not my best trait, but that is a great submission, and even made this jaded bastard tear up a bit.
 
2012-09-02 08:24:41 PM  
Wow.

Carry on, redleg.

/former artillery
 
2012-09-02 08:29:16 PM  
*purr*
 
2012-09-02 08:29:50 PM  
I'm not even going to try and pretend it's dusty. *sobs*
 
2012-09-02 08:32:01 PM  
Hooah Soldier-Medic. You are a great credit to us all!

/Army medic instructor
 
2012-09-02 08:33:10 PM  

apaster16: well this has me confused.... but im not sure if i give one.


maybe one day you will have a special person in your life. then you will have reason to give a flying fark.

my life is filled with special people. you don't need to hear about them. you need your own.
 
2012-09-02 08:41:42 PM  

apaster16: well this has me confused.... but im not sure if i give one.


These are the sort of people we are raising these days.

/even in MN
 
2012-09-02 09:03:38 PM  
Dusty, onions, all those memes. This was a great story.
 
2012-09-02 09:05:45 PM  
Semper Fi.
 
2012-09-02 10:31:52 PM  
Very dusty area. That was a beautiful story.
 
2012-09-02 11:10:05 PM  

apaster16: well this has me confused.... but im not sure if i give one.

maybe one day you will have a special person in your life. then you will have reason to give a flying fark.

my life is filled with special people. you don't need to hear about them. you need your own. 

My father was stationed tn the Aleutian Islands during WW2. The extreme cold ruptured his eardrum and caused massive hearing loss. One of my childhood memories is of my father driving to the Greyhound station on Thanksgiving. If he found a stranded serviceman, he would bring him to our home for dinner. He passed away 2 years ago, miss him.
 
2012-09-02 11:12:57 PM  
I meant to credit the quote to KrispyKritter. For some reason It didn't work. Sorry bout that.
 
2012-09-02 11:29:18 PM  
apaster16

Be gentle on him, it's his first day on Fark.
 
2012-09-03 12:04:42 AM  

KrispyKritter: apaster16: well this has me confused.... but im not sure if i give one.

maybe one day you will have a special person in your life. then you will have reason to give a flying fark.

my life is filled with special people. you don't need to hear about them. you need your own.


you get a favorite.
 
2012-09-03 12:38:42 AM  
Thanks, subby.

"That guy up there" got my 1st immediate "plonk".

BronyMedic made my favorites list. BronyMedic, where did that pic come from, do you know?
 
2012-09-03 01:29:42 AM  
I wish you people would dust the place before I come in here. Too damn dusty. Gets in my eyes.
 
2012-09-03 03:31:34 AM  

Misconduc: Greatest generation for a reason, wish I could of been one of them.


This fine gentleman in fact was considered a member of the "Silent Generation"; which refers to the generation born between 1925-1945, including soldiers who fought in the Korean War. As per Wikipedia, the characteristics of this generation can include the following:" grave and fatalistic, conventional, possessing confused morals, expecting disappointment but desiring faith, and for women, desiring both a career and a family."This generation is seen as sandwiched in between the "Greatest Generation" -- those who fought in and lived through World War II and those who lived through the Great Depression; and the Baby Boomer Generation. Of course these are all just general labels and descriptions of people based on when they were born.

This man may now be "Silent" due to his dementia, but from his caring and nurturing actions he is displaying now at the nursing home toward the soldier from his unit in Korea, and the bravery he displayed as a medic in Korean War (a much less popular war than World War II), he should be considered a member of the " Greatest" Generation.
 
2012-09-03 02:54:00 PM  

Silverstaff: . . .I will never leave a fallen comrade.

We mean it when we say it.


Late to the party, Just read your bio. Welcome to TotalFark. You also get favorited in blue.
 
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