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Ed, Bale
Your father and Homer Aiken
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:39

Was your father Warren Whipple? There have been several Homer Aiken in USMC. Is this the one that was in my tank company on Tarawa?
Ed. Bale

  • Re: The tipping pointjack whipple, Mon Dec 26 16:24
    Hi all, good question and one my dad answered to me as a kid, teen and young adult. He was a Lt. in I/3/6 and caught the last couple of days in the epic point blank gunfight, also a close friend of... more
    • Your father and Homer Aiken — Ed, Bale, Tue Dec 27 10:39
      • Re: Your father and Homer Aikenjack whipple, Tue Dec 27 10:49
        He was in the China Gal, my dad's name is kind of odd, Burb. He and Homer had a battlefield reunion on Tarawa which made the papers of the day as a human interest deal, I've got a couple of pretty... more
        • Re: Your father and Homer AikenEd, Bale, Tue Dec 27 11:00
          I remember your father but did not really know him. I had a number of friends in 1/6; all are now deceased. Did not know of Homer's relationship ith your father. Homer, "Pappy", was a great Marine... more
          • Re: Your father and Homer Aikenjack whipple, Tue Dec 27 11:31
            He was pretty much estranged from his family. A hard price, but part of the bargain I suppose when you are a career Marine. The nurse that he was close to at the hospice said a niece would visit... more
            • Pappy Aiken and your fatherED. Bale, Wed Dec 28 09:56
              Would love to have any and all you can release on both. E mail to Snail mail to 1321 Park Bayou Dr C219, Houston, Texas 77077-1597. The son contacted me when Pappy was having so ... more
              • Re: Pappy Aiken and your fatherjack whipple, Wed Dec 28 12:47
                Col Bale, after I thought of it for awhile my gut feeling is that it might be more appropriate given your professional relationship with Homer to contact you personally, although the folks who visit... more
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