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  • Ray J. Bacak
    ... Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 7:08 PM Subject: Fw: THE CZECHS REMEMBER Subject: THE CZECHS REMEMBER Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 10:22 PM The Czechs
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 1, 2010
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      Subject: THE CZECHS REMEMBER
      Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 10:22 PM





       
       The Czechs Remember...........It's too bad so many here in America have forgotten about our WWII heroes.
      May 6th, 2010, was the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by General George Patton's 3rd Army. The city of Pilsen celebrated as shown in the photos below because they love America and the American Soldier.
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      even 65 years later.......by the thousands

       
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       the citizens of Pilsen came to say thank you...

       
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      lining the streets of Pilsen for miles.

       
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      From large crowds...

       
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      To quiet reflective moments...

       
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      Including this American family's private time to honor and remember their American hero.

       
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      This is the crash site of Lt. Virgil P. Kirkham, the last recorded American USAAF pilot killed in Europe during WWII.   It was Lt. Kirkham's 82nd mission and one that he volunteered to go on.  At the time this 20 year old pilot's P-47 Thunderbolt plane was shot down, a young 14 year old Czech girl, Zdenky Sladkove, was so moved by his sacrifice she made a vow to care for him and his memory. 
      For 65 straight years , Zdenky, now 79 years old, took on the responsibility to care for Virgil's crash site and memorial near her home.
      On May 4th, she was recognized by the Mayor of Zdenky's home town of Trhanova , Czech Republic, for her sacrifice and extraordinary effort to honor this American hero.

       
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      Another chapter in this important story.....the Czech people are teaching their children about America's sacrifice for their freedom.

       
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      American Soldiers, young and old, are the ''Rock Stars'' these children and their parents want autographs from ..
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      Yes, Rock Stars ! ... As they patiently waited for his autograph, the respect this little Czech boy and his father have for our troops serving today was heartwarming and inspirational.

       
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                     Here is what the city of Pilsen thinks of General Patton's grandson.                    

       
      George Patton Waters ( another Rock Star! ) .

       
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      And it's front page news.. not buried in the middle of the social section..

       
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        God Bless America and may God look  favorably on the Czech Republic.

       
       







































       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       


       

    • Nangotoo
      Wow! With so many of the Europeons forgetting the role of the American soldiers in their liberation, this is a breath of fresh air! My uncle (and some of his
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 2, 2010
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        Wow!  With so many of the Europeons forgetting the role of the American soldiers in their liberation, this is a breath of fresh air!  My uncle (and some of his friends from their hometown in TX) was one of the soldiers who fought in most of the major battles in Europe and Africa.  God bless the Czech people who took part in this celebration.
        Nan
         


        Subject: THE CZECHS REMEMBER
        Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 10:22 PM





         
         The Czechs Remember.... .......It' s too bad so many here in America have forgotten about our WWII heroes.
        May 6th, 2010, was the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by General George Patton's 3rd Army. The city of Pilsen celebrated as shown in the photos below because they love America and the American Soldier.
        []

         
        even 65 years later....... by the thousands

         
        []

         
         the citizens of Pilsen came to say thank you...

         
        []

         
        []

         
        lining the streets of Pilsen for miles.

         
        []

         
        From large crowds...

         
        []

         
        To quiet reflective moments...

         
        []

         
        Including this American family's private time to honor and remember their American hero.

         
        []

         
        This is the crash site of Lt. Virgil P. Kirkham, the last recorded American USAAF pilot killed in Europe during WWII.   It was Lt. Kirkham's 82nd mission and one that he volunteered to go on.  At the time this 20 year old pilot's P-47 Thunderbolt plane was shot down, a young 14 year old Czech girl, Zdenky Sladkove, was so moved by his sacrifice she made a vow to care for him and his memory. 
        For 65 straight years , Zdenky, now 79 years old, took on the responsibility to care for Virgil's crash site and memorial near her home.
        On May 4th, she was recognized by the Mayor of Zdenky's home town of Trhanova , Czech Republic, for her sacrifice and extraordinary effort to honor this American hero.

         
        []

         
        Another chapter in this important story.....the Czech people are teaching their children about America's sacrifice for their freedom.

         
        []

         
        American Soldiers, young and old, are the ''Rock Stars'' these children and their parents want autographs from ..
        []

         
        Yes, Rock Stars ! ... As they patiently waited for his autograph, the respect this little Czech boy and his father have for our troops serving today was heartwarming and inspirational.

         
        []

         

         

         
        []

         
                       Here is what the city of Pilsen thinks of General Patton's grandson.                    

         
        George Patton Waters ( another Rock Star! ) .

         
        []

         
        []

         
        And it's front page news.. not buried in the middle of the social section..

         
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          God Bless America and may God look  favorably on the Czech Republic.

         
         







































         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         


         

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