It takes a lot to kill a Light Infantryman...

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by botfeckid, Jul 12, 2007.

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  1. What a fella. Makes you realise how (relatively) easy we sometimes have it these days.
  2. Speechless, these men cannot be forgotten.
  3. There has been some talk of a state funeral for the last serving man. If his family request it I think it would be a fitting send off form him, and all the others that fought and died.
  4. Humbling.
  5. Extremely humbling.
  6. And then to out live a wife of 56 years and two sons.

    Humbling indeed.
  7. Humbled by this story
    No other words come to mind
  8. Thank you for posting this- truly humbling.
  9. why is it when I read stories like this the tears start falling? I'm supposed to be a big ruftie tuftie FFS!
  10. Nothing but respect...
  11. I read the article in the canteen at the Nick, I openly cried, no shame, the guy is a true hero in my book, the words were so true, his closing sentence was "I never got over it, you never forget it, never".

    As some in Arrsedom have said before, the war is only over for the dead, the survivors are still living it.

    I discussed the story with my psychologist this morning, even she looked a bit upset.

    Let us never forget our servicemen and women EVER.

  12. And, on reflection - jeez he looks good for 109!!!

    If I look like that by about 70, I'll be pretty chuffed.
  13. Bit of dust in my eye. God Bless him, this soddin' government won't.