WWII Hero


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michiganfan
July 4, 2003, 07:54 AM
This was in my local paper today. i hope I got this link correct.
http://www.freep.com/voices/columnists/erdz4_20030704.htm[/url]

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Preacherman
July 4, 2003, 09:32 AM
Powerful stuff... Thanks for posting this - very appropriate for July 4th.

Byron Quick
July 4, 2003, 10:45 AM
Many of the George Trebonyaks who are still with us have never shared their stories and never will. But those who do are worth hearing,

I ask every patient of mine who is of the proper age: were you in the military? If they answer yes, I ask what they did. I've heard some amazing stories.

Sunray
July 4, 2003, 12:40 PM
Knew a guy while in the Queen's Service who wore an old blue sport coat. Had a badge with a fouled anchor and a Thompson SMG, on the left breast pocket. It was the badge of Combined Ops. Commandos.
Johnny had been on the Dieppe Raid with the Fusiliers d'Montreal. He got out when he was told to get on the boat. Back on the ship, the MO looked him up and down and asked him how he got off the beach. I walked, Sir., says Johnny. How? You have 8 bullet holes in you, one of which is a compound fracture of your leg. Johnny didn't know it until that moment.
He's dead now. About 20 years. Every time I see a posting like this one, it makes me think of Johnny Mann and his "Hero Jacket". He was too.
Thanks.

clem
July 4, 2003, 01:39 PM
I am sure that the French are also thankful for what Mr. Trebonyaks did.:D

4v50 Gary
July 4, 2003, 03:46 PM
Write him a nice thank you card and buy his book. I bought one that was written up in the American Rifleman. I'll do this when I get home.

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