Emotions run high for WWII vet

There are 9 comments on the Public Opinion story from Apr 30, 2010, titled Emotions run high for WWII vet. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A tear rolls down 88-year-old Galen Strayer's face when he mentions the deaths of his friends, the desperation of the Germans and the hunger of the children on the streets of Italy.

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Grateful

Shippensburg, PA

#1 May 1, 2010
Although you saw many terrible things, you saved the world for future generations. Thank you! You are a true hero.
Shame

Chambersburg, PA

#2 May 1, 2010
My 88 year old friend in Port St. Lucie,Fla. who is one of the younger WWII vets along with 56 other vets are leaving next saturday for D.C. to visit the WWII memorials. Each will travel with a companion, a wheel chair if necessary,( most have signed up for these ) their meds, etc.They have been told security at the airport will have them remove their shoes, etc..he laughed and said "What in hell would a 90+ year old vet have in his shoe that would be a threat to national secuurty when most of us can't even lean over to tie their shoes"..The shocker for me was the fact that the organization that sponsored this trip are flying these "old timers" back on the SAME DAY. YES!! after taking them on a whirlwind tour they are not keeping them over night..this will be a sure way to decrease the number of our remaining vets. SHAME! they dererve better.
Thank-You

Newport, PA

#3 May 1, 2010
It is because of men like this that we have the freedom we do today and from the bottom of my heart I say THANK -YOU
I Feel Your Pain

Shippensburg, PA

#4 May 1, 2010
Thank you Mr. Strayer.
Prism

Mechanicsburg, PA

#5 May 1, 2010
To Serve and do it Honorably - Many thanks Mr.Strayer. As for the charactor of the person who came through and judged the gratitude for People like yourself. Wow,I just don't get it!!!
Buddy

Carlisle, PA

#7 May 1, 2010
Many thanks and peace to Mr. Strayer.
dpc373

Denver, CO

#8 May 1, 2010
Thank you for your service Mr. Strayer. May God bless you and all of our veterans.
Prism

Mechanicsburg, PA

#9 May 1, 2010
Prism wrote:
To Serve and do it Honorably - Many thanks Mr.Strayer. As for the charactor of the person who came through and judged the gratitude for People like yourself. Wow,I just don't get it!!!
For the sake of clarity... I was refering to the person who put nuts etc. on the first two comments. I personelly have the Highest Regards for Mr. Strayer all who have served and those still serving... May God Bless them all!!
Mother

Greencastle, PA

#11 May 1, 2010
Thank you Mr. Strayer.

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