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I'd just like to pay a little tribute to my Uncle Ray who just died:

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/86 ... aymond.php

He and his brothers, including my dad, grew up in South Philly in the Great Depression. They ate mustard sandwiches and the three brothers slept in a single bed. They all volunteered for World War II--my two uncles fought in Europe and my dad in the Pacific.

Uncle Ray was in the Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He never talked about it much. None of them did. Only a story here and there that I remember. Like the time Germans were talking to him on the radio trying to pretend to be Americans and get their position (all with thick German accents)--Uncle Ray was a really funny guy and he used to just screw with them. Or the time he talked about walking through the rubble of French villages with his 1911 out, safety off.

Goodbye, Uncle Ray.

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A toast to your Uncle Ray. And one to all that generation. Never will we have a generation of people like them.

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A toast to your Uncle Ray. And one to all that generation. Never will we have a generation of people like them.


Thanks, VooDoo

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VooDoo Daddy wrote:
A toast to your Uncle Ray. And one to all that generation. Never will we have a generation of people like them.

Couldn't have said it better. Thank god that generation was filled with badasses or we would be speaking German.

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Thanks, guys

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Sorry for your loss, thanks to you and yours for serving.

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My step father also grew up in S Philly and talks about the same sandwiches. Also fought in WWII and Korea. Hell of a guy, I call him dad.

I'm sorry for your loss, a great loss indeed

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My step father also grew up in S Philly and talks about the same sandwiches. Also fought in WWII and Korea. Hell of a guy, I call him dad.

I'm sorry for your loss, a great loss indeed


I'm guessing he's Italian too? If not he'd be one of the few from that neighborhood that wasn't...

Thanks, again guys.

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Irish, Maginnis is the name. Said he had to fight almost every day. Probably still give a guy a go at 85. They all put that behind them when they faced the enemy.

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Irish, Maginnis is the name. Said he had to fight almost every day. Probably still give a guy a go at 85. They all put that behind them when they faced the enemy.


That'd be something if he knew my dad and uncles! Be a small world. My Uncle Ed is the only one left and he's in his mid 90s.

My dad would have been 89 this year but he died in 2006.

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Sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a great man.

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