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Subject: Burial at sea
Very sobering. Some gave what they had to give, but some gave all. God Bless them for their courage and strength of purpose.
Burial at sea
Our age group is probably the last to understand the sacrifices that were made so that we could live in freedom.
God Bless America !
This is a VERY touching video, actually a piece of film that has been made into a video, this is one that is NOT Photoshopped, it's the real scene!
Notice in the opening shot you'll see the gunner's position is all shot to hell while the pilot's cockpit ahead of it is undamaged.
Later on notice the corpsman taking a fingerprint of the deceased gunner, before the film continues, then showing the chaplain saying the final prayers, followed by taps, then the sailors push the aircraft and our patriotic airman over the side and watch it sink into the sea.
THIS WAS REAL.
This is what 18 year old "kids" were doing in 1944.
No safe spaces, no hurtful unthinkable remarks that they couldn't cope with, just dying for their country for our freedom.
This 2 minute video is pretty moving. Worth your while. "What actually made this country great is ordinary guys like this doing extraordinary things."