May 6th, 2006

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"wild" bill guarnere parachuted into normandy, then into holland, fought his way through market garden and lost a leg at the Battle of the Bulge. wherever he happens to be, he holds people spellbound with war stories. "nobody cared about the war when i got home," he said, "for forty years i told people a shark ate my leg in atlantic city. nobody talked about the war."

i declare it to be international "hug someone you're happy is alive" day
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