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    This is Bill Conner. His 20-year old daughter passed away. So Bill set out on a 2,600 mile bike journey to clear his mind.

    But he stopped along the way to meet the young man who received his daughter?s heart.

    https://twitter.com/RexChapman/statu...89682850004992


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    On July 15, 1946, 500 Nisei soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, newly returned from Europe, marched down Constitution Avenue to the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., to receive their seventh Presidential Unit Citation. This time, the honor was bestowed by President Truman himself when he delivered these famous words to the veterans. "You fought not only the enemy, but you fought prejudice — and you have won. Keep up that fight, and we will continue to win — to make this great Republic stand for just what the Constitution says it stands for: the welfare of all the people all the time."

    This unit, of which my deceased Uncle (Purple Heart medal recipient) and Father were members of, recruited from the the American born citizens of Japanese ancestry who were interned by the US govt at the many internment camps during WW II. Basically they were given two choices, stay in the camp or fight for a country that interned you. They fought in the European theater and became the the most highly decorated unit for its size (4000 soldiers) in US history.

    442nd Regimental Combat Team

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    We are the Samurai, the warrior elite who protect and serve. Armed and armored from head to toe, masters of our personal weapons and bound by Honor, Duty, Loyalty, and Honesty. We walk the long path into the places society would prefer forgotten, and chase those demons that most would run from screaming in fear. We are the Samurai.

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    National Guard helicopters rescue 200 trapped by fire

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/inside-dar...ry?id=72869187
    "Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment." Harlan Ellison

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    Michigan man finally gets daughter...youngest of 15 kids...
    https://www.krwg.org/post/after-14-b...by-girl-family
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