Australias last WWI veteran dies...

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  1. on_a_warpath

    on_a_warpath OAW 2010

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  2. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    wow, all these veterans dying. we should learn as much from them as possible, with them having firsthand experience and all. alot of history could be learned from them.
     
  3. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    *salutes* he has gone to join his buddies in heaven , he will walk the streets of heaven for he has done his time in hell, with his death only 5 veterns of WW I remain
     
  4. Spoon

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    He wasn't really a veteran though, was he?

    Yes, alright, techinically he is.
     
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    If not Veteran, definitely Vintage.
     
  6. HiKaizer

    HiKaizer Plot Botherer

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    I read this and while it represented the end of an era and the symbolism of it did not miss me when I listened to the news reports one thing struck me. Like Spoon said I couldn't really feel he was a veteran. He had no direct involvement in the war and hadn't even finished training...I do not wish to belittle the man at all but I can't help but wonder if he really contributed anything at all?

    Australians get very emotional over these veterans and in a way Gallipoli is one of the few defining moments we have as a nation. It's not surprising we react in such a way then...but perhaps a little more rational thinking could be applied.

    (( I apologise for the dry and boring nature of my post. I'm finishing an essay for the end of semester; hence I am in that writing mode at the moment. ))
     
  7. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    wow, two "last" within a month span.

    sad. :( 
     
  8. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

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    Still 110 is damned old the oldest chick on the books is like 112 right?
     
  9. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Try 122.

    He lived a long life and he is one of the last links to the "Great War". RIP.
     

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