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2016: The National "Cry For Help"
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(01-09-2017, 12:25 PM)The Wonkette Wrote:
(01-03-2017, 09:39 AM)Bob Butler 54 Wrote: Not to say I would wish to have been born in my father's time.  His free tour of Italy provided by the government in 1944 to 1946 didn't sound like a lot of fun.  I was just old enough to avoid Vietnam.  I'd say my timing was good enough to be very pleased with.

Did you father stay in Italy after Europe surrendered?

For a little while.  There wasn't enough shipping to get everyone home instantly.  While they were there, the US military was able to help somewhat with helping the natives recover.  For example, my father was Army Signal Corp.  There were enough downed phone lines and ruined central offices to keep him occupied until the USS Yorktown showed up to give him a ride home.
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