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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Geezer on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:21 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:To the moon, Alice...

Sheila MacRae, Alice of 1960s version of "The Honeymooners," passes away:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/arts/ ... .html?_r=0

One of the greatest shows ever
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Geezer on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:24 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/09/bi ... dies-at-0/
Another one of the greatest generation. Their contribution will never be matched
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:30 pm

Geezer wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/09/bill-wild-bill-guarnere-band-brothers-fame-dies-at-0/
Another one of the greatest generation. Their contribution will never be matched


RIP. From the article, I didn't know Babe Heffron died in December. They're all passing too quickly anymore.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:52 pm

William Clay Ford RIP...
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:51 am

Dickie Dunn wrote:
Geezer wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/09/bill-wild-bill-guarnere-band-brothers-fame-dies-at-0/
Another one of the greatest generation. Their contribution will never be matched


RIP. From the article, I didn't know Babe Heffron died in December. They're all passing too quickly anymore.


I volunteer with Spirit of '45. WW2 vets and all of that generation are dying at such a fast rate. We are trying to get as many of their stories as we can, while we can.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:02 pm

Geezer wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/09/bill-wild-bill-guarnere-band-brothers-fame-dies-at-0/
Another one of the greatest generation. Their contribution will never be matched

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:06 pm

Just heard about Wild Bill this morning.... so sad. :(
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby columbia on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:11 pm

Jake Powers, who operates a Band of Brothers tour company in Grafton, Mass., said Guarnere worked behind the scenes to ensure that his comrades received the recognition they deserved.


Amy relation to Shifty?
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby penny lane on Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:45 pm

Retweeted by Pittsburgh news now
Wild Bill Guarnere ‏@wbguarnere 47m

Wow! What an honor for WBG! http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/ ... 1403110212


Salute to Bill Guarnere.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:20 pm

penny lane wrote:
Retweeted by Pittsburgh news now
Wild Bill Guarnere ‏@wbguarnere 47m

Wow! What an honor for WBG! http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/ ... 1403110212


Salute to Bill Guarnere.


Indeed. :face: <-- not a facepalm but quiet reflection
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:23 pm

Fraulein Helga of "Hogan's Heroes" dies at 76. (There was no good segue from the previous post, so here it is.)

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/cyn ... d=22879147
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:33 pm

Chumlee from Pawn Stars death hoax going around.

Don't believe the hype.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:55 pm

http://www.nbcnews.com/#/news/us-news/v ... ies-n52876

Whether or not it was really him, another from the Greatest Generation is gone.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby JS© on Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:03 am

Glenn Edward McDuffie, the young sailor who can be seen in one of the most iconic photos from the end of World War II, has died in Dallas, according to family members. The WWII vet was 86.

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Mr. McDuffie was 18 when he was captured in the famous kiss photo with nurse Edith Shain. She died in 2010 at the age of 91.

Mr. McDuffie spent 50 years in Houston before moving in 2009 to North Texas to live with his daughter, Glenda Bell, his only living offspring, after his health began to decline. Mr. McDuffie collaborated with Houston Police Department forensic artist Lois Gibson in 2007 to prove that he was the sailor sharing that lusty kiss with Shain in Times Square on Aug. 14, 1945. The kiss was captured by the famous Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt on V-J Day.

Gibson, who has done numerous reconstructions of crime victims' faces using only a skull, carefully studied the bone structure of all 11 men who had claimed to be the sailor before coming to her conclusion that the sailor was Mr. McDuffie.


http://www.sfgate.com/nation/article/Gl ... 319121.php
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:06 am

I spent a good amount of time with Edith. According to her she's not sure who it was. Then again Edith was only mostly sure it was her in the picture.

No matter. That photo sums up an entire world's emotion on that day.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby dodint on Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:00 pm

The entire world?
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:06 pm

dodint wrote:The entire world?


Come on bro. Even some people in Germany and japan were glad the war was over.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Rylan on Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:11 pm

:pop:
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby dodint on Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:14 pm

Yeah, I get that. But I doubt they were standing in the street throwing their hats in the air and making out with nurses. Folks in London, Nagasaki, and Berlin standing among their ruins would probably be feeling a quiet relief that borders closer to grieving than euphoria. The US was perhaps the only country in the world to come out of WWII better than it went in.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby blackjack68 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:39 pm

RIP David Brenner. Philly comedy icon.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby dodint on Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:41 pm

:(
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby viva la ben on Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:45 pm

I always loved his appearances on The Howard Stern Show.

RIP
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Froggy on Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:48 pm

I actually met him once back in like 2002. He was shopping in the store I worked in. Seemed like a good guy.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby slappybrown on Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:54 am

dodint wrote:Yeah, I get that. But I doubt they were standing in the street throwing their hats in the air and making out with nurses. Folks in London, Nagasaki, and Berlin standing among their ruins would probably be feeling a quiet relief that borders closer to grieving than euphoria. The US was perhaps the only country in the world to come out of WWII better than it went in.

Very well said.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:27 am

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