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Old 11-28-19, 10:24 PM
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

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Because he has a very inflated sense of self importance so it would be amusing to know he's a liar. But I wouldn't reveal him in front of his whole family or anything. And his story seems so dubious to me that it's always baffled me why no one in the family has questioned it. It's like they're all so dumb that can't do the math and figure out he would have been 15 on D-day. If a 90 year old says he was at Normandy you believe it, when an 80 year old says he was at Normandy you're supposed to ask follow up questions.
Total vindication!!!

Wifeís Grandpa is now 90 and has done a bazillion things to piss off the family. He was not present at Thanksgiving tonight, but his daughter finally came clean that his war record is all lies. Leaves me wondering why they blew smoke up his ass for all those years.
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I thought this was going to be a secret nazi thread, lame.
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I thought this was going to be a secret nazi thread, lame.

Likewise.





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I too came for the secret Nazi and am leaving disappointed. Oh well, glad you were finally able to get the truth about that old liar.
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Originally Posted by DVD Polizei View Post
Same here.

Ahhhh screw it all, I'm starting at 55.
Did I ever tell you how I was part of the invasion of Panama? I didn't capture Noriega, or anything like that. I was a block away holding off the Panamanian army. But I didn't get any publicity like those guys did who stormed the presidential palace. They got to be on TV when we got home.

I was a fan of Shania Twain before she got big. She played a club in town, it's closed now, and I talked to her afterward. She was cool, not at all stuck up. I ended going up to her room, and we had a threesome with Madonna. Not Madonna, what's the name of that woman who did that song? Her.
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Hail Hydra..
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

When the twin towers came down - I was down there. I'm not considering myself a first responder, but I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there.
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Walter Mitty being alive and well.

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... or an evil / criminal version resembling Raymond "Red" Reddington from the current NBC show The Blacklist.
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When the twin towers came down - I was down there. I'm not considering myself a first responder, but I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there.
You're a true hero, sir.
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To OP, I agreed with you from the beginning. That's a pretty big lie to put out there in order to (I assume) gain some unearned deference and attention from family and friends. I agree with you that it should have been called out and challenged, if only out of respect for those that did actually serve and sacrifice. Good For You!!
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He may not have actually been at Thanksgiving this year, but he will tell stories about how he carved the turkey and then had sex with Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Shania Twain, AND Lady GaGa on top of the cranberry sauce. And then you all gave them a standing ovation.
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Originally Posted by SterlingBen View Post
I thought this was going to be a secret nazi thread, lame.
Both of my grandfathers fought for Germany during WWII. My maternal grandfather, who was a judge and by all accounts a good man, was not a supporter of the Nazis, but was conscripted. He picked up an agonizing then-incurable gastrointestinal disease during the war, and committed suicide a couple of years after the war directly because of the disease (he left a suicide note).
I'm less clear on my paternal grandfather, who died in 1983. He was decidedly not a good person (though I recall him from my young childhood as a kindly grandpa), and based on his reputation I would not be surprised if he was a member of the Nazi party. My mother thinks he was, but she never liked him because he was a self-centered male-chauvinist jerk. I should ask my uncles and aunt, who would know better.
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My father, who is 93 now, served in WWII beginning in 1943, right after he graduated from high school at 17. His parents wouldn't agree to sign for him to go in the Navy before then. His older brother by three years served in the Pacific with the Army Air Corps (what the USAF was called then). His younger brother by three years missed WWII entirely but did serve in Korea.

According to my dad, he could understand men who inflated their war stories after the war because it was a "popular" war and the returning servicemen were treated like heroes who had saved the world. However, because he never went overseas himself (he was in training to be a pilot until the heaviest part of the war wound down and he was riffed from the program) but had heard his older brother talk about what the Pacific was like, he has a true contempt--even if it's tempered with some understanding of human nature--for anybody who would lie about it. At least three guys from his high school class of less than 50 students never made it home, and several others were disabled for life. He says the memory of those men should be invoked upon anybody who would tell such lies.
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My mother thinks he was, but she never liked him because he was a self-centered male-chauvinist jerk. I should ask my uncles and aunt, who would know better.
They agree ó he was a self-centered male-chauvinist jerk.
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

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Did I ever tell you how I was part of the invasion of Panama? I didn't capture Noriega, or anything like that. I was a block away holding off the Panamanian army. But I didn't get any publicity like those guys did who stormed the presidential palace. They got to be on TV when we got home.

I was a fan of Shania Twain before she got big. She played a club in town, it's closed now, and I talked to her afterward. She was cool, not at all stuck up. I ended going up to her room, and we had a threesome with Madonna. Not Madonna, what's the name of that woman who did that song? Her.

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They agree ó he was a self-centered male-chauvinist jerk.
OK, but was he a Nazi? That is the question.
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Total vindication!!!

Wifeís Grandpa is now 90 and has done a bazillion things to piss off the family. He was not present at Thanksgiving tonight, but his daughter finally came clean that his war record is all lies. Leaves me wondering why they blew smoke up his ass for all those years.
You killed your own thread.

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Mabuse = Old Man Slayer
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Excellent thread follow-up. Who doesn't love a 10-year update?
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The only person I know who went to war is my uncle (mother's brother). He landed in Belgium and 2 days later the war ended.
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Re: My wifes grandfather has a suspicious war record

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Excellent thread follow-up. Who doesn't love a 10-year update?
Exactly!!

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I thought this was going to be a secret nazi thread, lame.
​​​​​​​Same here!
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The only person I know who went to war is my uncle (mother's brother). He landed in Belgium and 2 days later the war ended.

Why didnít they send him sooner?
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Eh, let him have his fantasies. Ask him to tell stories. It's not like he's using them to take advantage of anyone.
Kudos.
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Why didnít they send him sooner?
They were looking for the sequel.

I tried. Your WW! was the funniest thing in years.

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