Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by on_a_warpath, Jun 3, 2009.
Australia's last World War One soldier dies, aged 110 - Yahoo! News
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.
*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
He wasn't really a veteran though, was he?
Yes, alright, techinically he is.
If not Veteran, definitely Vintage.
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. ))
wow, two "last" within a month span.
Still 110 is damned old the oldest chick on the books is like 112 right?
He lived a long life and he is one of the last links to the "Great War". RIP.
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