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(Huffington Post)   Frank Tanabe, WWII Veteran and Japanese internment camp Internee, has cast his last vote   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 10
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2012-10-23 07:14:48 AM  
2 votes:

Crewmannumber6: they had internet camps? Basterds!



FTFY


CSB: Last year at a Veterans Day ceremony I met a WWII vet who was at the invasion of Normandy and Okinawa. He could barely stand, but he was up for the Anthem, stood for all honorifics for the troops and respected moments of silence, prayer etc. After I introduced my 10 year old son (a HUGE WWII buff) to him and walked away, my son asked me "Dad, that man was at the invasion of Normandy?" After telling him yes, and the invasion of Okinawa, my son thought about it and said "His balls clank when he walks, don't they?".

/outta the mouths of babes..... 
//was trying not to laugh too hard
2012-10-23 06:20:15 AM  
2 votes:
...Personally, I don't care if his vote is the one that puts President Obama over the top. This is why he fought; this is why we still serve.
2012-10-23 12:58:04 AM  
2 votes:
And he is one of the reasons why we have the right and duty to vote. It's sad that it is taken for granted in this country. The last Presidential election in 2008 only had 57% turn out. That is horrifying.
2012-10-22 09:30:28 PM  
2 votes:
Please don't leave us yet, sir.

Hold on for just a little longer.

I'll be here and I won't forget.
2012-10-23 09:18:20 PM  
1 votes:
If you live in San Diego, you really ought to try to get tickets to this

Allegiance

It's playing at the Old Globe until this Sunday, then it's going off to Broadway. When it comes to your town, go see it.
2012-10-23 12:36:56 PM  
1 votes:

lohphat: Free Radical: Japanese internment camp Internee

[michellemalkinisanidiot.com image 500x529]
"There was nothing wrong with detaining potential enemies!"

The face of race-bating evil.

How ironic.


Michelle thinks that if she bashes immigrants and the coloureds enough, the white people will finally accept her as one of their own.
2012-10-23 09:32:59 AM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: They don't make 'em like that any more


Take a look at the obit of anther great man of Jaoanese heritage, John Kashiwabara, MD. He was our family doctor and the person who helped bring me into this world safely. I have since moved away from SoCal so I lost touch over the last 20 years. I didn't find out he died until a few months after. I'm sad he never got to meet my daughter and she never got to meet a great man.

The nisei and their families imprisoned in America for their race marks one of the darkest periods in our history. But due to the honor bound by their culture many fought bravely in WWII. Dr. John took the route of medicine and participation in civic organizations. People like that are rare. Senator Inouye is another.

BTW...What ever happened to participation in civic organizations who strive to make the community a better place? Perhaps if we got involved we wouldn't have people waning the government to keep their hands off their Medicare or wonder why taxes are needed to pay for infrastructure like schools so that the standard of living remains high. *sigh*
2012-10-23 09:06:19 AM  
1 votes:

kendelrio:
CSB: Last year at a Veterans Day ceremony I met a WWII vet who was at the invasion of Normandy and Okinawa. He could barely stand, but he was up for the Anthem, stood for all honorifics for the troops and respected moments of silence, prayer etc. After I introduced my 10 year old son (a HUGE WWII buff) to him and walked away, my son asked me "Dad, that man was at the invasion of Normandy?" After telling him yes, and the invasion of Okinawa, my son thought about it and said "His balls clank when he walks, don't they?".


Shame everybody's pissing away everything they fought for on things like the TSA, Patriot Act, Iraq, Afghanistan...
2012-10-23 08:24:35 AM  
1 votes:
Some soldiers served multiple theaters, it depended on what they did. My Grandfather served in every theater, but then his job was to

dervish16108: Did a lot of people get transferred from the European to the Pacific theatre?


I know my Grandfather did, but then served in all theaters. He was a recovery mechanic for the Army air corps. When a plane crashed and they thought it might be salvageable he would go out and try to patch it up well enough to be recovered and flown back to a base. By the very specialty nature of what he did, he ended being sent anywhere they had to recover a crashed plane from. He ultimately flew out of every continent except Antarctica. After he was discharged he successfully spent the rest of his life never again getting on an airplane.

The Japanese soldiers who served were often treated very poorly and had very high rates of distinguished service. Anyone who did that deserves respect and it was unfortunate that it took so long for them military to give them their due.
2012-10-23 07:53:17 AM  
1 votes:
Bet he considers himself fortunate to be a taxpayer and a citizen, too.

People in that generation (my dad was in that generation) were proud to do their share and own a stake in the country. A lot has changed.
 
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