Jun 07-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: June: Jun 07-09
Troops back home in the U.P.    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Larry Chabot

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 09:34 am:

Perhaps this weekend you have recalled memories of D-Day back in June of 1944, or seen commemoration of it in the news. As those troups stormed Omaha Beach at Normandy, France, back home in the U.P. young boys like these faced an uncertain future, not knowing if the war would last a year or 10 years. Sometimes we forget the benefit of hindsight, knowing when a particular chapter of history will end.

And so today we are in the middle of another chapter. When will the struggles in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere be concluded, and the troops come home? Many a family here in the U.P. have sons and daughters, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters on the other side of the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, for a safe conclusion to their role in this chapter of history.

Have a good week :o)

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 09:24 am:

Hats off to all our Veterans. Past, present and future. Better yet...let's all pray we don't need the future ones!


By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 11:56 am:

Boys of that age or thereabouts went on to serve in the Korean conflict, maybe a few of these did?

I have similiar pics from 1943, 44 of my brother & I, my Uncle Jim, my cousins Judy & Peggy and I think maybe one with RCW in it like this in Woodside! RCW and my uncle Jim made excellent replicas carved from wood of the current guns used by the Army then!

By RCW (Rcw) on Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 02:14 pm:

Boy I'd like to see that one Russ.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 02:55 pm:

Thank you to all the members of the armed forces for their services past, present and future. My Dad was in the first wave to the beaches of Normandy. Once again THANK YOU !!!!!!!!.

By Larry Chabot, (Lchabot) on Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 07:05 pm:

Are you curious about who those kids are in the above WWII
picture and what happened to them?
Front left is my brother Dan, who was editor of the Milwaukee
Journal Green Sheet. Behind him is my brother Jim, a White Pine
miner, who served two hitches in the Army. I am behind Jim; all
you can see is my ear.
Back right is my brother Pete, a former Marine, now a missionary
priest. In front of him is Art Gebeau, a mining engineer in New
Mexico. The photo was taken on the Rockland Road in
Larry Chabot, Marquette

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 09:25 pm:

Good work on the video Charlie! Thanks Larry for putting the names to the faces, best ear of the bunch...lol Thanks to all veterans and thank you to all who support them.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 11:09 pm:

RCW: I'll try to find it and scan it out to you. It's not in my guest gallery here.
I got one of you from long ago I got from Dave H. but you probably got that one!

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