For WWII vet, April brings a liberation celebration

There are 10 comments on the Apr 14, 2011, Farmington Daily Times story titled For WWII vet, April brings a liberation celebration. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Airborne ranger Clarence Jack celebrated his liberation for the 66th time Wednesday.

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Realistic

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Apr 14, 2011
Thank youu DT's for a fine story of one of the last remaining Great Americans. And thank you Mr. Jack.
grateful citizen

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 Apr 14, 2011
Thank you, sir, for your service and sacrifice. What an amazing attitude you have! I hope some of the younger generations who read this article are aware of exactly what your generation did for the rest of us. God Bless You!
Al Loy

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Apr 14, 2011
Enjoyed the story and thank you Mr. Jack. I wanna know who the Navajo prisoner was. There can't have been an overwhelming number of Navajo POWs from Crownpoint who were captured in France in June 1944.
Dogs Rule

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Apr 14, 2011
Wow!! I would love to meet you Mr. Jack and sit and talk!! Thank you!
Ponto

United States

#5 Apr 14, 2011
Al Loy wrote:
Enjoyed the story and thank you Mr. Jack. I wanna know who the Navajo prisoner was. There can't have been an overwhelming number of Navajo POWs from Crownpoint who were captured in France in June 1944.
I believe that was my dad, he always took me to Jack's place and told me how he met Jack in the POW camp, I was very young then. Yes, my dad was from Crownpoint and was decorated with with medals of purple heart and bronze star medal, he was disable with bullet wounds to the head and body and frozen waist down. He was a very good dad left the family 20 plus years. He was on a sucide patrol and not to come back, given there last rights, He use to cry saying he kill to many young men in his young days in the war and use to say where is the respect of our people.
come on

Rio Rancho, NM

#6 Apr 14, 2011
Ponto wrote:
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I believe that was my dad, he always took me to Jack's place and told me how he met Jack in the POW camp, I was very young then. Yes, my dad was from Crownpoint and was decorated with with medals of purple heart and bronze star medal, he was disable with bullet wounds to the head and body and frozen waist down. He was a very good dad left the family 20 plus years. He was on a sucide patrol and not to come back, given there last rights, He use to cry saying he kill to many young men in his young days in the war and use to say where is the respect of our people.
Wow... Thank you for sharing this story with us. Too bad the DT didn't catch it in time to print it with Mr. Jack's story. I am grateful for your father's service and sacrifice as well.
American

Farmington, NM

#7 Apr 14, 2011
This is truly an amazing story. I am so very proud to be an American. Thanks for sharing Ponto
MP MAN

Albania

#8 Apr 14, 2011
Thanks for a great story, thanks JACK and PONTO for this story. i am far away from home myself. once again thanks.
Al Loy

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Apr 14, 2011
Ponto wrote:
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I believe that was my dad, he always took me to Jack's place and told me how he met Jack in the POW camp, I was very young then. Yes, my dad was from Crownpoint and was decorated with with medals of purple heart and bronze star medal, he was disable with bullet wounds to the head and body and frozen waist down. He was a very good dad left the family 20 plus years. He was on a sucide patrol and not to come back, given there last rights, He use to cry saying he kill to many young men in his young days in the war and use to say where is the respect of our people.
Ponto -- Thank You!! That was a quick find -- The Daily Times needs to follow up on this. I would love to hear your Dad's story. So glad you replied.
Jonny

Chinle, AZ

#10 Apr 14, 2011
Thank you Mr. Jack for your valor and courage during the time when the odds were not there. Dad was there in Germany too.

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