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Video || Trump Praises Allied Forces During D-Day Ceremony

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  1. Listening to Rush Limbaugh:
    A caller tells the tale of her father who was at that place, and later returned home safely.
    She said he wouldn’t talk about the war other than 2 stories that weren’t much.

    All these years, I wondered why my father who trudged across northern Europe to Germany and suffered some horrendous things, refused to talk about his war experience.
    Rush told us that HIS father wouldn’t talk about his war experiences either.
    What was this reticence of WWII veterans to relating their personal war stories?

    My mother would just tell us that the homeland experiences during the war were ‘nothing much’, a lot of shortages and she downplayed most of what was happening here.
    just wondering.

    • The reticence is the product of trauma. My father was in the Korean War. He never spoke of his experiences in the Air Force except in the most off-hand, superficial manner. He surprised me one day by telling me out of the blue that he had never believed in PTSD until one of his buddies came to visit and wanted to talk about the “good old days.” Dad told me as they talked he broke out in a sweat and started to shake and offended old buddy by telling him finally that he didn’t want to relive the good old days.

      I have never been in combat, but I have had experiences of which I do not want to speak. The trauma of those times lies just beneath the calm of everyday life, no matter how years pass by. We go on and get by somehow.

  2. My Dad was a Marine in the Pacific during WWII. He never said much either. Rush was spot on in that segment. They were a different, better generation.

    • I agree. They were adults at an early age. They did not expect to be childless at 30 or on their parents’ medical insurance until 26. They expected to use their high school years to learn and prepare for the responsibilities of adulthood and citizenship.