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  1. TheFonz

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    Hello everyone. My name is Brian and I live in Louisiana. Ever since I was a child I have been interested in the history of World War II. I was fortunate to have grown up surrounded by good men who were veterans of that war. My grandfather was a radioman in the Army Air Corps. I had four great-uncles who served - a B-17 pilot, a B-24 gunner, a Marine in the Pacific, and a dogface in Europe. There were also three men who were life long friends of the family who spent many hours telling me their tales - a gunner from the U.S.S. Mississippi, a fireman from the U.S.S. North Carolina, and a Sherman tank driver in Italy, France, and Germany. I hope that I will continue to learn new things about the war here on these forums, and I hope I am able to contribute back.
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
  3. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Welcome Aboard!
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome Brian. If you get the time, add the stories that your family friends told you in your youth. We have a section for it.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Hi Brian. Glad you could join us. Please tell us what you can about your family. Their background sounds interesting. There's plenty to learn, but we also look forward to any stories you wish to share.
     
  6. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome Brian! Let me know if you need anything.
     
  7. Skipper

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    Hi The Fonz, welcome to this nice forum and enjoy your stay with us.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Hey, Brian. Welcome to the Forum! As Slipdigit said, please make use of the "Those Who Served" section to tell us about and honor the veterans in your family. Make yourself at home. This is a great place.
     
  9. TheFonz

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    It has been a long, long time since I last visited these forums. Life gets in the way sometimes and things are forgotten about. Anyway, I'm coming back and hope to contribute more.
     
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    Poppy grasshopper

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    Hey, the Fonz. Mr Kotter wants to welcome you back:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmm3KTa601s
     
  11. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Welcome Aboard Fonzi!

    Dang, a double welcome, gonna have to start reading these things :)
     
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    Welcome back.
     
  13. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Yeah, welcome back dood. Stick around a little this time. Where in Louisiana are you from?
     
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    Welcome back, and please share the stories.
     
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    Nice to have you back, I hope you'll stay this time
     
  16. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I saw the Fonz avatar lurking here recently and wanted to officially welcome you (again) to the site! It's always great to see members pop in from time to time.
     
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    Quite a family military history Brian. WeLoomed.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Howdy Brian Fonzarelli, good to have you here.
     
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    AAAyyyyy....
     
  20. TIRDAD

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    @TheFonz ,

    Warm welcome dear friend.

    Like me, you are born in a whole military / veteran family.

    Have a nice time when reading this.
     

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