|They certainly were special, bama. My dad was 35 in 1942, and he had six kids and was a farmer. He got a nice letter from the SSS saying he was better off growing oats and they didn't need his scrawny body all that bad.
But I had the great good fortune to know some who served then. The guy from the 101st who jumped behind Normandy. The Ranger who climbed the cliffs and the grunt who marched from Anzio to Pilsen. I do like to think we still make their kind.
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