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  • Jim Downs
    Re: FW: Chicago Tribune & Mighty By Sacrifice by ... From: Todd Weiler To: loy@denvertest.com ; carol ; bdickinson@chevron.com ; katherineherrick@aol.com ;
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      Re: FW: Chicago Tribune & "Mighty By Sacrifice" by
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      From: Todd Weiler
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      Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 2:36 PM
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      Jim,


      Just a note to let you know that something special happened at the "America" spot this year. August 29th, 2009 was a rainy day after a week of perfect sunshine in CZ. At Slavicin the rain stopped enough to allow the laying of the wreathes for the 28 airmen's grave, but at the dedication of the Edward Sallings' hide out house in Preckovice the tears from above poured for 10 minutes. The continuing rain drops caused the afternoon outdoor mass to be moved inside in Rudice. But the Meyrick family wanted to see the site of Russell's death and his memorial. Just before sunset we set out in a van to the site.


      As we arrived the forests were still full of wisps of fog blowing through the fir trees and the fields. (See attached pictures). As the family exited the van, the sun broke through the clouds to the west and shot golden beams of light underneath the dark forest canopy. It illuminated the white floral wreath in a radiant light. My knees weakened and my eyes watered as I realized what was happening.


      I ran 100 yards out into the neighboring meadow and saw the sign in the sky of Russell's approval. A huge rainbow was spread end-to-end over "the place they call America"! Four generations of Meyrick's where being united in a very, very special way.


      These and many more unforgettable special moments highlighted this year's reunion. Hope to share it all with you some day.


      Keep 'em Flying!


      Todd Weiler
      2nd Bomb Group Historian
      tjweil@...
      1-414-688-6401


      Link to Chicago Tribune Article:
      www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-oped0828americaaug28,0,4268113.story




      At 4:09 PM -0600 8/26/09, Loy Dickinson wrote:
      This refers to a new book by Jim Noles and his father about Mission #263 which has just been published.
      Loy Dickinson



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      From: Noles, Jim [mailto:JNOLES@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:56 AM
      To: 'loy@...'
      Cc: 'jandjnoles'
      Subject: Chicago Tribune

      Dear Loy:

      I hope that this email finds you well. I just wanted to let you know that there is a strong possibility that, on Friday, the Chicago Tribune will run an editorial that I wrote about the August 29, 1944, air battle and its aftermath. The editorial mentions your visit to the Russell Meyrick memorial with my father, Jana, and Michael Zitnick. It might even use a photo of you laying a wreath at one of the other memorials that my dad snapped.

      Frankly, I was surprised that the Tribune would run an editorial from a freelancer such as myself and so I didn't want to mention this possibility to anyone unless it looked like my effort had succeeded. Apparently, it has (although we should be aware that it would be quite easy to get bumped). Anyway, we'll know for sure on Friday. I'll try to get my hands on a copy once it is published and send it on to you. No sense sending anything to you now; it's possible that my work will be edited for space or content by the editors. I'm trusting, by the way, that you don't have any objections to you being mentioned in the editorial or having your photo used. If you do, then please let me know and I'll pull the plug.

      Personally, I am delighted at this opportunity. If published, it will help remind a larger number of readers why some of the far corners of the globe are still called "America" -- thanks to you and your comrades and faithful friends in foreign lands.

      Sincerely,

      Jim Noles, Jr.




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    • Susan Durisek
      Thank you for sharing this! S. ... From: Jim Downs To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 5:46 PM Subject: [Slovak-World] Fw:
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        Thank you for sharing this! S.
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        Re: FW: Chicago Tribune & "Mighty By Sacrifice" by
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Todd Weiler
        To: loy@... ; 'carol' ; bdickinson@... ; katherineherrick@... ; 'Earl Martin' ; 'Lew Waters' ; 'Barb' ; janet@... ; 'john nigborowicz' ; jerseyjoeows@... ; leoz@... ; farleymann1@... ; cnastoupil@... ; 'kingman loomis' ; 'Jack Norwine' ; Johnyczar@... ; johng@... ; Jim Downs ; Alex Pallas ; 'Carel/Bonnie' ; 'betty weninger' ; breeshupe@... ; 'Gerry Case' ; gakraus1@... ; 'GARY HAMMONS' ; 'mary estill buchanan' ; 'Midge Pressentin-Ebben' ; marcshupe@... ; Pauldick70@... ; 'pinduck' ; ray.mcpeak@... ; 'Sid Underwood' ; valerievogt@... ; zlsandy@...
        Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 2:36 PM
        Subject: Re: FW: Chicago Tribune & "Mighty By Sacrifice" by James L Noles

        Jim,

        Just a note to let you know that something special happened at the "America" spot this year. August 29th, 2009 was a rainy day after a week of perfect sunshine in CZ. At Slavicin the rain stopped enough to allow the laying of the wreathes for the 28 airmen's grave, but at the dedication of the Edward Sallings' hide out house in Preckovice the tears from above poured for 10 minutes. The continuing rain drops caused the afternoon outdoor mass to be moved inside in Rudice. But the Meyrick family wanted to see the site of Russell's death and his memorial. Just before sunset we set out in a van to the site.

        As we arrived the forests were still full of wisps of fog blowing through the fir trees and the fields. (See attached pictures). As the family exited the van, the sun broke through the clouds to the west and shot golden beams of light underneath the dark forest canopy. It illuminated the white floral wreath in a radiant light. My knees weakened and my eyes watered as I realized what was happening.

        I ran 100 yards out into the neighboring meadow and saw the sign in the sky of Russell's approval. A huge rainbow was spread end-to-end over "the place they call America"! Four generations of Meyrick's where being united in a very, very special way.

        These and many more unforgettable special moments highlighted this year's reunion. Hope to share it all with you some day.

        Keep 'em Flying!

        Todd Weiler
        2nd Bomb Group Historian
        tjweil@...
        1-414-688-6401

        Link to Chicago Tribune Article:
        www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-oped0828americaaug28,0,4268113.story

        At 4:09 PM -0600 8/26/09, Loy Dickinson wrote:
        This refers to a new book by Jim Noles and his father about Mission #263 which has just been published.
        Loy Dickinson

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        From: Noles, Jim [mailto:JNOLES@...]
        Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:56 AM
        To: 'loy@...'
        Cc: 'jandjnoles'
        Subject: Chicago Tribune

        Dear Loy:

        I hope that this email finds you well. I just wanted to let you know that there is a strong possibility that, on Friday, the Chicago Tribune will run an editorial that I wrote about the August 29, 1944, air battle and its aftermath. The editorial mentions your visit to the Russell Meyrick memorial with my father, Jana, and Michael Zitnick. It might even use a photo of you laying a wreath at one of the other memorials that my dad snapped.

        Frankly, I was surprised that the Tribune would run an editorial from a freelancer such as myself and so I didn't want to mention this possibility to anyone unless it looked like my effort had succeeded. Apparently, it has (although we should be aware that it would be quite easy to get bumped). Anyway, we'll know for sure on Friday. I'll try to get my hands on a copy once it is published and send it on to you. No sense sending anything to you now; it's possible that my work will be edited for space or content by the editors. I'm trusting, by the way, that you don't have any objections to you being mentioned in the editorial or having your photo used. If you do, then please let me know and I'll pull the plug.

        Personally, I am delighted at this opportunity. If published, it will help remind a larger number of readers why some of the far corners of the globe are still called "America" -- thanks to you and your comrades and faithful friends in foreign lands.

        Sincerely,

        Jim Noles, Jr.

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