Peaches, Plywood, and a Platoon: A Veteran’s Story About the Battle for Okinawa

11 thoughts on “Peaches, Plywood, and a Platoon: A Veteran’s Story About the Battle for Okinawa”

      1. It is not a part of our world that I am very familiar. Never served and no immediate family really did. The realities of that life are like a fantasy story told in a foreign tongue. It’s obvious how integrated it is into your DNA.

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      2. You know, I’ve been so much a part of this world and this culture for so long that I forget what it is to not be, and I forget that everyone does not have these experiences and these feelings. 13 years ago I wasn’t a part of it, and it seems so long ago now, but I met some people who were a part of this world and my thinking changed in a day.

        Thank you for reminding me that everyone is not a part of the same world.

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      3. I completely understand. It’s like how everything I see now has to be viewed through Katrina colored lenses. Not everyone sees the world though those either.

        Please never stop showing your world, and I’ll try to do the same.

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  1. Thank you. It brought my father to mind. He was in WWll as was his brother. His brother died two years after coming home, since there was never any illness put to his death, I’ve always assumed he “caught” something in the South Pacific. My dad, like your grandpa, talked to me about it for about ten minutes. I really wanted to learn more, but I don’t think he would have told anything except the good stories on the side.
    My brother was in “Nam” and I asked him. He said no. I know he was on the front lines for 4 years. Once when on leave the whole platoon was bombed. Another time his platoon including a general were bombed. My brother lives under a lucky star. When my kids asked him about his time, he still said no. Although he has buddies I am sure he talks to, it is a small hard shelled nut inside filled with horrors. I thank my dad, uncle, and brother for what they stood up for. We have the right to our own opinions, our vote, to free speech and a multitude of other freedoms. You can bitch about the government even if you don’t vote. What lucky people we are. Thank you to all our soldiers wheather they are on the field or behind a desk.

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