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Old Dec 17, 2011, 3:16 PM   #1
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is this one, my mother and father's wedding photo from 1946. I pulled it out because I buried my father this past Wednesday.



The patch ( a panther devouring a caterpillar tread) is the 612th Tank Destroyer Batallion, in which he commanded one of the M10s. The 612th is known for valiant service during the Battle of the Bulge where the M10s went up against Panzers, which he once told me was like shooting a BB gun at a brick house.

He always was my only hero. RIP, Dad.

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So sorry to hear that Ted. Our deepest condolences. You have lost a true hero.
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Condolences Ted- a fine picture of you parents..
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What a great photo Ted, Hard to think at times, that our parents were young. Photos bring it all to life.

My dad left us a few years back and there are things I still want to talk about. He would have love another visit here. He loved the States.

My condolences Ted.
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That one is a beautiful picture Ted,

So sorry to hear that.. I know that feeling.

My sincere condolences for you and your family.

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Old Dec 17, 2011, 7:44 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot, guys!

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What a great photo Ted, Hard to think at times, that our parents were young. Photos bring it all to life.
You nailed it, Ken. That's why I love this photo - it clearly shows who my mother fell in love with. The man I remember wasn't quite the young, tall hunk who was a boxer in high school and the Army.
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Dear Ted,

I'm truly sorry to hear of the passing of your father. While it's never a good time, the Holidays are a particularly difficult time to accept such a great loss.

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

May his spirit live on in those fond memories that this beautiful photograph
will no doubt provide.

sincerely,

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Sorry to hear this Ted, I am glad for you that you had such a relationship with your dad.
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Ted, please accept my sincerest condolences. Sounds like you had a great relationship with your dad unlike so many these days that don't even know who their dad is. You had a great role model and i'm sure you will treasure that.
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What a beautiful photo of your parents. I understand why it is your favourite.
When I first looked at it, I thought it was a studio shot of two hollywood stars.
My condolences for your sad loss.
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