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(Huffington Post)   Frank Tanabe, WWII Veteran and Japanese internment camp Internee, has cast his last vote   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 9
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2012-10-23 07:14:48 AM  
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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 06:08:01 AM  
2 votes:
One foot in the grave and he's already voting Democ---No, I can't do it.

The man deserves his thread to be trolled by better men than I.
2012-10-23 09:11:55 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.


The last time I saw a WWII vet was a couple of weeks ago. We passed him while he was hiking a mile and a half up a steep trail from the beach and he made a joke about how it was rougher on the way up. (Needless to say, our perfectly healthy eight-year-old got tired and had to rest several times on the way back.)
2012-10-23 09:00:24 AM  
1 votes:
And he also never gave Hans Gruber the code.
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 08:06:04 AM  
1 votes:
What a great American, a man that everyone should aspire to be like.

Wait......you voted for the guy I'm not voting for???? YOU SON OF A B*TCH!!!!
2012-10-23 07:52:27 AM  
1 votes:
viceganda.net

♪I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want

If you Tanabe be my voter, you gotta be near your end.♫

/I'm sorry. That was horrible. But I already wrote it all out, so I don't want to waste all that effort.
2012-10-23 05:57:05 AM  
1 votes:

A true hero.

you can bet he had a hell of a sense of humor.

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Ken Watanabe
2012-10-23 05:53:01 AM  
1 votes:

SpaceyCat: 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.


the irony being that he voted for Ron Paul and just threw his vote away willingly.
 
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