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18 August 2015


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Great story Daniel..makes one wonder if our local men knew why they where fighting and what they where fighting for. Did our local men realize that their country was under attack by countries that wanted what wanted nothing but their resources.... I wonder

Great yarn, Daniel!

Hi Daniel, this is a very interesting experience of meeting someone that fought of our country in the Second World War. For those who survived are still remembered as the heroes and are highly respected.

Most soldiers who fought in Papua and New Guinea still have those old memories of how the place was like in the past and how they struggled to survive. I believe they will never forget the experiences they had in Papua New Guinea.

Great story, Danel. I like this.

Thanks Robin. When I was in the US in 1991, I saw Americans celebrate the success of the Gulf War. Flags were flying everywhere in Washington DC.
Independence Drive was thronged with thousands of cheering people during Victory Parade celebrations.

I noticed that General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and his troops had become instant heroes.

But as soon as I met Lt Barney Nelson, this jovial 72 year old WWII veteran - he became my instant hero as well as brave soldiers who had fought with him in the Pacific Theatre.

Great read, Daniel. How exciting to have met this old soldier from a lifetime ago.

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