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Former reckless farmboy. Former cadet. Behavioral Scientist. Former USAF officer. Marksman. Personnel Manager. Attorney. Husband and father of 2.
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TDM · Nov 27, 2020

Grandpa Ben died a while back.  He'd be around 90 if he were alive now, so your dad might be a bit young to have met him back when he was active duty.  I agree that most military documentaries are @#$% regarding war.  They definitely aren't dirty or miserable enough; don't portray long periods of stress and inactivity, trying to maintain vigilance, infrequently interrupted by sudden life threatening situations; sudden death beyond the typical soldier's ability to control.

Userunfriendly · Nov 27, 2020

Watching 2016 Midway.  Horribly silly, completely utter Hollywood rah rah stuff.  Except this version has the highest ratings by Annapolis for historical accuracy.clear.png

Userunfriendly · Nov 27, 2020

Wow.  Might have met my dad.  He was a Korean national in the Army of Vietnam.  Made a lot of drops.  clear.png

Userunfriendly · Nov 27, 2020

Was your Step Grandfather in the OSS or SOE?  clear.pngclear.pngclear.png  Those people were...stupid brave. 

TDM · Nov 27, 2020

Quite possibly, like I said, his official records don't match what he disclosed prior to his death.  US Marine Corp. for sure, though I'm guessing that he might have been affiliated with non-military agencies.  Some units of the USMC had wartime affiliations with agencies like the CIA and attacked strategic civilian targets in combat zones.  My grandfather wasn't one of those folks, since his cover job generally didn't do their activity in warzones, possibly SAC (formerly SAD)-SOG?

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