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Mike Flanagan
Memorial Day
Sun May 29, 2016 02:17

To all who served or those of us privileged to be the offspring of those who served.
A most blessed Memorial day to you all.
I am in Guam for 45 days and passed the ASAN invasion beach this morning. The people of Guam planted about 5000 flags for the kids that were lost in that battle in 44. Many departed 7 months later for Iwo Jima. I think of Kelly Flynn and Susan Kastlers dads. Hell ,then I think about all of our fathers who served in either WW2 Korea or Viet Nam. Sonny in the first gulf war and Robin took up some major athletics to keep her worries at bay. Mark Wilt always moved toward the sound of thunder. CC's mother met her Dad after fleeing the Russians. Mrs Dalys's brother is one of those german soldiers buried in the Bitburg cemetery.
I know I could write a book on just our Bitburg associations much less the friends we have made in the years since then.
God bless you all today.

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