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Metal memory from
Battle of the Bulge

Philadelphia Inquirer, by Daniel Rubin

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 12/30/2013 10:14:41 AM

The box arrived at Ted Nobles´ house in Middletown, Del., two days before Christmas, and, for the longest time, he let it sit there, unopened. "I was overwhelmed," he says. The sender was an older man in Fresno, Calif., a vet who had served in the same part of Europe during World War II as Nobles´ great-uncle Wally. For more than a decade, Nobles had been researching the history of his family, including his maternal grandmother´s only sibling, Lt. Wallace Lippincott Jr. - a Chester-born Quaker from Swarthmore who after graduating from the University of Delaware went off to war,

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My own late father was wounded and captured at the age of 18 by the Germans around the same time as this hero´s death in January 1945. I´m glad the memories are lasting for a little while longer.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ocho reales, 12/30/2013 10:42:57 AM     (No. 9672766)

A very touching story of family loss. It reminds us of the sacrifice that our fathers and grandfathers made to keep us free. May the family take some solace in having some article from their loved one. God bless his soul!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: barbcrose, 12/30/2013 11:27:18 AM     (No. 9672842)

My mother´s brother, Hal, died in WWII and is buried in an area of Belgium where families still tend the graves. My grandfather and other relatives have been there through the years and are always given the upmost courtesy and respect because of what Hal and his fellow armymen gave.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/30/2013 12:06:49 PM     (No. 9672890)

Great story, thanks for posting.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Videodrone, 12/30/2013 1:48:25 PM     (No. 9672995)

Contrast

Lt. Wallace Lippincott Jr.

v

Pajama Boy

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 12/30/2013 1:48:32 PM     (No. 9672996)

What 3 said. This was a nice break from non-stop obamadrama.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rama41, 12/30/2013 2:00:09 PM     (No. 9673018)

A great story. I was privileged to attend D-Day events last June with a veteran of the 712th from Texas. I´ll make sure he sees the article.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 12/30/2013 3:21:59 PM     (No. 9673155)

My father in law was captured by the Germans on December 19th, three days after the Battle of the Bulge started. He was in the 106th. They were marched to Germany where he stayed at Bad Orb (Stalag 9) until April 1945. He never spoke much about it other than to say he got a free cruise on the Queen Mary and got to stay at a fine resort in Germany.

He was a great man and I miss him.

Love, Honor, Truth

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