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Pacific Paratrooper

The Golden Stairs up Imita Ridge. Engineers cut more than 2,000 steps into the mountain. The Golden Stairs up Imita Ridge. Engineers cut more than 2,000 steps into the mountain.

October 1942, Australian journalist, George H. Johnston, recorded his graphic account of the rigors, of what he called, the toughest fighting in the world: 6451302 “The insect life, from scorpions to butterflies, is impressive, but only for a time though.  You eventually reach a stage when flora and fauna and even the Japs gradually lose interest.  Your mental processes allow you to be conscious of only one thing – ‘The Track’ – or more usually – ‘The Bloody Track.’

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“You listen to your legs creaking and stare at the ground and think of the next stretch of mud and you wonder if the hills will even end.  Up one almost perpendicular mountain face more than 2,000 steps have been cut out of the mud and built up with felled saplings inside which the packed earth has…

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May is Military Appreciation Month

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I sincerely hope you enjoy this pictorial post of THANKS for our Military during their month.

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Farewell Salutes – 

Patricia “Ellen” Anderson – Pocatello, ID; US Navy

Jack Coons – Rockville Centre, NY; US Army, WWIIMilitary-Appreciation2

Rudolph Domizio – WPalm Beach, FL; US Army, WWII

Charles Heard – Austin, TX; US Navy, WWII, CBI

John Loopstra – Anchorage, AK; US Navy, WWII

Chris Norgren – Wichita, KS; USMC, Nepal earthquake, helicopter pilot

George Olsen – Bourbonnais, IL; US Army, WWII

Richard Palmer – Burlington, VT; US Navy, Korea, Vietnam, USS Forrestal

Bill Speer – Benton, AR; US Army, WWII

Charles Walker – Okeechobee, FL; USMC, Pfc

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