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  1. BarronVonBerger

    BarronVonBerger New Member

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    My name is Thomas and I'm 28 years old. Now with that said, many of my elders do not believe that I know anything about world war two because of my age or I wasn't there. Agreed but I have such a love for this subject that I have been researching it ever since I was 5 years old, and by research I mean toys. So I do have conceptual knowledge of the subject and many portions of deeper understanding. From Hitler and the Thule society to the black whining dots over Germany. Know I wasn't there precisely but I have a beautiful, different perspective then everyone else due to my grandfathers words and stories, even though he hated to talk about it, and my real world experience over in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sure it's no world war and tactics are completely different but I know war, even if it's subsequent value now is nil. I love getting different perspectives from Vets of that era because it paints a different perspective that's not in history books and sadly over acted in Hollywood, due to todays media and propaganda over compensating the "War on Terror." I dismiss being called a " Hero" because I always compared the true heroes of Wars past as the true people to deserve that expletive. If it weren't for them I couldn't have done what I did. All in all this is definitely not a hate speech, I just want everyone to understand that just because we are young doesn't mean "we don't know." Thank you all Veterans of all Domestic and Foreign wars!
     
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    Welcome to the forums. Thomas!
     
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    BarronVonBerger New Member

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    Thank you I hope this site can enlighten me on more ww2 information
     
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    Woohoo someone close to my age. I'm nearly 21 so that's a 7 year gap but oh well! Welcome!
     
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    Well hello ladymage I hope your in to this kind of stuff because we would be good friends
     
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    G'day Thomas! 28s a good age and number...one of only two perfect numbers under 10 000. Welcome aboard.
     
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    Thank you CAC pleasure to meet you
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    I was 28 once myself Thomas, so I might have an understanding how you feel, I think. Anyway there's plenty of like-minded folks here, and plenty of WW2 stuff to learn. Get to digging around and enjoy yourself here.
     
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    BarronVonBerger New Member

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    Yes sir and thank you. I have done a but of perusing on here already and it seems as there is some animosity toward Americans. I never said we were the soul winners of ww2 but to those other Americans that think that way your ignorant and need to do your research
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    Welcome Thomas. When I was 28 I had little understanding of WW2, so you're ahead of the game.

    I don't see much anti-American feeling on this site. There's plenty of healthy debate, but I have experienced little feeling about my background. Read and explore the site and I'm sure you'll agree.
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Hey...no one likes yanks. : )
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    I thought that was understood?
     
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    BarronVonBerger New Member

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    Lol you guys are crazy! I think im going to like this site!
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Lou's a yankee. I'm from down south.
     
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    Welcome Thomas, if you think these guys are crazy wait a while. Can't wait for ya to meet - Urgh, Poppy, and a few others.
     
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    Popstar is a legend...
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    ...in his own mind....

    Now on the other hand, urqh is very committed. I think he was committed once or twice. He always gets out though.
     
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    howdy, welcome to the zoo,lol! theres a bunch of us yanks on here.but we keep a low profile.
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Yeah cause thats your forte huh?....
     
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    Somebody has to do it.
     

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