Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,001
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    In January the last British veteran who served in both great (great? who called them that!!) wars, Bill Stone, died at 108 Bill Stone Dies

    Last week, sadly but inevertably the oldest surviving soldier from WW1 died, Henry Allingham at 113, He jokingly attributed his longevity to "cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women". Henry Allingham dies

    Which at 111 paved the way for Harry Patch to take over the mantle of the oldest surviving soldier from WW1, sadly today Harry died http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/world/har...111-738152.html

    It makes you wonder, apart from the horrors of war, what these guys saw in their lifetimes

    God rest (smart salute thrown)
    Cheers

    Steve

    Asking the questions everbody wants the answers too but feels too stupid to ask themselves :-)

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    12,107
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    [quote name='stevehocking' post='786182' date='25-Jul-2009 08:22']It makes you wonder, apart from the horrors of war, what these guys saw in their lifetimes[/quote]
    Amen and R.I.P. for Mr. Patch!

    As you may remember, I spend every day at a veterans nursing home, although there's no one left from that era. But, every once in awhile, I'm able to engage one of the fellas in a conversation about the old days and I wish I could use a tape and record some of their life-experienes. No wonder Roots was such a huge success!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •