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Old 04-30-09, 03:21 PM
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Or this guy?



(Did he kill fiddy Germans?)
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Does he have money you might be inheriting?
If no, expose him!
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

"Did I ever tell you about the time I won the war in Europe AND the Pacific?"

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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

I have a few web resources at work I can check for you tomorrow. My girlfriends grandfather was there on D-day... I know he is still active in the survivor community, I've even read through a phone-book looking thing which was every person there and their rank, status and war experience. I'd check that but I think it was for just the marines there.
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

I enjoy old liars, myself. I like to tell them outrageous stories, because they don't dare question my veracity.

Next time he tells a story, say, "I remember that. It was on a History Channel episode. You were in the old footage they used."
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Every time you do something nice for him, tear up a bit and say "Earn this!"
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

He's not lying. I served with him.
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

When I'm 80 I'm going to tell everyone how I helped to invent the internet.

Wait, there's a Mabuse and a Dr Mabuse? Wtf????

This is the first time I notice that!
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Every time you do something nice for him, tear up a bit and say "Earn this!"


Here's your sandwich Grandpa, earn this!
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When I'm 80 I'm going to tell everyone how I helped to invent the internet.
Damn!

I was going to write that exact thing....
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Damn!

I was going to write that exact thing....
Yeah, I was typing too fast that I could barely see my fingers. I couldn't believe that no one had posted that yet.
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Oh, the things and women I will have pretend to have done (if I make it that long )
Gosh, grandpa. Did you really do Marilyn Monroe and Madonna in a threesome?
Old 04-30-09, 07:55 PM
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
This has been bugging me for years. My wife's grandfather claims he was in the Navy during World War II. But a lot of things don't add up.

1. He claims to have been present at D-Day in Normandy (on a ship off shore), but the only photos he has show him in the Pacific, and out of uniform. Is it possible that a sailor would have been deployed in both theaters?

2. He has no photos of himself in uniform.

3. He turns 80 this year, which would make him 15 year old on D-day

In his defense he was raised in an orphanage and might have lied about his age to enter the service. Did the military require proper identification of age back then? Could a 15 year old have enlisted with a fake birth certificate or simply lied?

I think the guy was in the navy after the war and regretted missing it, or perhaps not in the navy but the merchant marine or something, and he has lied about his war record over the years because he associates with a lot of veterans.

Is there a database where you can look up veterans who served in combat?
My grandfather (retired Army - WWII, Korea, Vietnam) died when I was pretty young - never got around to trying to find out what he had done and where he had served.

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/mil...-form-180.html

Got my mom to fill out this form and send it in a couple months ago - about a week or so ago I received a package in the mail - about an inch thick - of all his records, evaluations, etc - need to make some time to go through it all (enlisted and officer records) - very cool to finally see it all.
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Did he give you a nazi fork?
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

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Gosh, grandpa. Did you really do Marilyn Monroe and Madonna in a threesome?
Then have him locked up for being a kid-fucker.
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Then have him locked up for being a kid-fucker.
Get a lousy nose job, set his hair on fire, do some bad singing and move to LA and he'd get off
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Calling him out could be dangerous if he's an immortal lying about his age instead of an 80-year-old man lying about his war record.
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It'll cost you about 10 bucks, but you should be able to find anything military related here.

http://www.searchsystems.net/list.php?nid=310
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Serenity now!
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Me and my friend started a non-profit organization called Valor's Voice where we interview WWII veterans on video. There have been many stories of people joining the army at 14-16, lying to serve their country. Back in the day when people actually wanted to be brave and be able to call themselves a man!
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Originally Posted by project86 View Post
There have been many stories of people joining the army at 14-16, lying to serve their country.
My Dad did, he was 16, and said that everyone was doing it.
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If he was 15 on D-Day 1944, then he would have been 13 (maybe 12 years old) immediately following Pearl Harbor in December 1941. I've read about the high numbers of enlistments after Pearl Harbor. Was this constant throughout the duration of the war and young men lying about their age?

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Originally Posted by project86 View Post
Me and my friend started a non-profit organization called Valor's Voice where we interview WWII veterans on video. There have been many stories of people joining the army at 14-16, lying to serve their country. Back in the day when people actually wanted to be brave and be able to call themselves a man!
Call me crazy, but if we were in a major war and it was well-known 14-16-year-olds could lie their way into the armed forces, I'm sure we'd see quite a few signing up to blow people away.
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Originally Posted by Shazam View Post
He's 80. When I'm 80, I'm gonna make all sorts of shit up.
Same here.

Ahhhh screw it all, I'm starting at 55.
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
This has been bugging me for years. My wife's grandfather claims he was in the Navy during World War II. But a lot of things don't add up.

1. He claims to have been present at D-Day in Normandy (on a ship off shore), but the only photos he has show him in the Pacific, and out of uniform. Is it possible that a sailor would have been deployed in both theaters?

2. He has no photos of himself in uniform.

3. He turns 80 this year, which would make him 15 year old on D-day

In his defense he was raised in an orphanage and might have lied about his age to enter the service. Did the military require proper identification of age back then? Could a 15 year old have enlisted with a fake birth certificate or simply lied?

I think the guy was in the navy after the war and regretted missing it, or perhaps not in the navy but the merchant marine or something, and he has lied about his war record over the years because he associates with a lot of veterans.

Is there a database where you can look up veterans who served in combat?
He actually might have served, but gave a false name. He'd have no record at all. During WWII, the US was accepting virtually anyone. If you had two legs and two arms...you qualified. Having a head was optional.

Kudos he was even there, though.

Come to think of it, I thought after the German conflict, many Americans went to the Pacific...

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