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Greatest Generation

In loving memory of my Dad, Bob Matteson, a World War 2 Veteran who served in France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia

Greatest Generation

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WWII board bus to view monuments. When told they were weren't open, one old vet replied "neither was Normandy". 10-05-13

I SO LOVE that the #HonorFlight #Veterans "adapted & overcame" the #POLITICS of Government when they got around the PETTY, MEAN-SPIRITED, politically motivated & TOTALLY UNNECESSARY barriers in DC! My sincere thanks & #GodBless ALL who serve or have served! #vets #military #heroes

Bomber nose art

A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. This photo appeared in the Dec. 19, 1941, edition of LIFE magazine.

From my hometown, Cloquet, Minnesota. Married 65 years, died just hours apart.

From pinner Arthur Kemper "My Daddy's Purple Heart from World War II. What a treasure."

US Army soldier Walton Trohon photographed while cleaning the face of a young French orphan, November 1944

A US soldier is welcomed home by his wife and baby, 1940s.

Dog Sits Up While Soldier Says Goodbye - U951020INP - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. Washington, DC. June 08, 1942

Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

All-Story Love (Cover Art) - Gloria Stoll Karn, December 1945.

"Remember the attack on Pearl Harbor"

Soldier returns home, 1940s #vintage #WWII

New York, NY 1944 Soldier tenderly kissing his girlfriend goodbye in Pennsylvania Station before returning to duty after a brief furlough.

tearful farewell

Decorated.Thank you♥

The many men and women who have served our country ....TRUE HEROES.

Novel by Elisabeth Berg about what life was like stateside during WW2. I have read it several times. Love it!

Dream when you're feeling blue : a novel (Book, 2007) [CLICnet Libraries]

Douglas Weaver served in WW2 from 1943o1045. He studied art after the war, but did not turn his art into a form of therapy until he was asked to paint a picture of the U.S. Airborne parachuting into St. Mere Eglise. Now his paintings are being showcased in Roswell, NM.

US Army soldier Walton Trohon photographed while cleaning the face of a young French orphan, November 1944

The Tuskegee Airmen #wwii #courage

James M. “Jimmy” Stewart (1908-1997), Colonel, U.S. Army Air Force 1941-45. WW II. Rejected by the draft for being underweight, he enlisted as a private in 1941 and became the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in WW II. Promoted to 2nd Lt. in 1942, he flew 20 bombing missions over Europe earning 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 4 Air Medals. In 1968 he retired from the USAF Reserve a Brig General.

I don't know who this man is, but he reminds me of my Dad. Both men are Honorable Veterans, who fought to make this country great. Don't dismiss what they fought for. Honor them, cherish them, and Thank them.

In 1942, like many Korean Americans, the three Ahn siblings, Ralph, Philip, and Susan, children from California's first Korean immigrant family, enlisted in the US military. LOVE THIS..Koreans are so dear to my heart

Nearly 67 years after coming home from war, Vincent Benedict was overcome with emotion Wednesday when an Army officer presented him with a long-delayed Prisoner of War Medal. Benedict comes from : Bryn Mawr PA.