= June 2017 Fleet "Monthly Contest" =

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    Gone, but not forgotten

    My great-uncle Pete Waller fought in Normandy, as well. Part of the 116th RCT, 29th Infantry, he survived landing in the first wave at Omaha and fought on until D+32 (if I remember correctly), when he was severely wounded by mortar fragments outside the town of St. Lo. I met him when he was in his eighties and I was perhaps 12 (he lived several states away from me); even at that age he spent his days mowing his also-elderly neighbors’ yards and fetching them groceries, meds, etc… anything to help. Great guy.

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    Thank you all for spending time to do this. It warms my heart to see all of you give thanks to those before us. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!


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