D-Day memories are still sharp for Fr...

D-Day memories are still sharp for Franklin County WWII veteran

There are 16 comments on the Public Opinion story from Dec 6, 2009, titled D-Day memories are still sharp for Franklin County WWII veteran. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Seventeen-year-old Raymond Puckett stood at the helm of a landing craft as it moved toward the beaches of Normandy, France, for the D-Day invasion.

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Mona

Hagerstown, MD

#1 Dec 7, 2009
Somebody needs to record these memories of our
Veterans before they are completely lost.
Thank you Raymond, and all of our Servicemen.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#2 Dec 7, 2009
To the nit-wits who run this "paper" let me ask you this. D-Day took place on June 6 1944. That event is commerated on June 6th of each year.
Today is December 7th. Now lets see...... what major event in history took place on this day?
If you an idiot and relied on this halfassed paper for your news you would probably wouldn't realize that it was on this day in 1941 that the Japanese savagely attacked Pear Harbor Hawaii killing over 2000 sailors and Marines, sank 6 ships and destroyed hundreds of aircraft.
Either the editorial board at this "paper" is so clueless that they forgot about what important day in WW2 history this, or they choose to ignore it.
Either way they are derelict in their duty and should be dismissed from thier duties.
Starting with Bennett, Barnes, and Major.

To this gentleman highlighted in this article I appreciate your courage and duty to our country. It's the article I have an issue with.
What

Shermans Dale, PA

#3 Dec 7, 2009
First, let me thank Mr Puckett and all the others who have served for what they have done and continue to do for our country.
Secondly, thank-you Eric Pretty for showing me that I was not the only one thinking of Roscoe as the village idiot. It looks like he really has no clue what happened today.
I believe in God

Shippensburg, PA

#4 Dec 7, 2009
Eric W Pretty wrote:
To the nit-wits who run this "paper" let me ask you this. D-Day took place on June 6 1944. That event is commerated on June 6th of each year.
Today is December 7th. Now lets see...... what major event in history took place on this day?
If you an idiot and relied on this halfassed paper for your news you would probably wouldn't realize that it was on this day in 1941 that the Japanese savagely attacked Pear Harbor Hawaii killing over 2000 sailors and Marines, sank 6 ships and destroyed hundreds of aircraft.
Either the editorial board at this "paper" is so clueless that they forgot about what important day in WW2 history this, or they choose to ignore it.
Either way they are derelict in their duty and should be dismissed from thier duties.
Starting with Bennett, Barnes, and Major.
To this gentleman highlighted in this article I appreciate your courage and duty to our country. It's the article I have an issue with.
I completely agree with you. As I read the headline, I was puzzled, but continued reading because I knew anything that this gentleman had to say would be informing and interesting. What is going on at the PO? How can they not know that today is the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks? Not exactly brilliant work. But like you said, Mr. Puckett's service is greatly appreciated and I am glad to have read it.
Dan the Man

Newville, PA

#5 Dec 7, 2009
Eric W Pretty wrote:
To the nit-wits who run this "paper" let me ask you this. D-Day took place on June 6 1944. That event is commerated on June 6th of each year.
Today is December 7th. Now lets see...... what major event in history took place on this day?
If you an idiot and relied on this halfassed paper for your news you would probably wouldn't realize that it was on this day in 1941 that the Japanese savagely attacked Pear Harbor Hawaii killing over 2000 sailors and Marines, sank 6 ships and destroyed hundreds of aircraft.
Either the editorial board at this "paper" is so clueless that they forgot about what important day in WW2 history this, or they choose to ignore it.
Either way they are derelict in their duty and should be dismissed from thier duties.
Starting with Bennett, Barnes, and Major.
To this gentleman highlighted in this article I appreciate your courage and duty to our country. It's the article I have an issue with.
Or perhaps the paper doesn't know a local vet who was at Pearl Harbor so they spoke to a local WWII vet who was in Germany. Acknowledging the service of the greatest generation on Dec 7 isn't enough for you - it has to be one that fought in the correct theater?

There aren't a lot of WWII vets left - even fewer who are willing to let the paper do a story about them - but you have to nitpick and criticize because the story doesn't reach YOUR standards of proper recognition on the proper holiday.

Talk about extremist political correctness run amuck! Pretty boy just isn't satisfied unless the acknowledgment of WWII heroes is TIMED just right!
Thor

Cresson, PA

#6 Dec 7, 2009
This is one of the most poorly written articles that I have read in a long time. Is the PO employing third graders?
disagree

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Dec 7, 2009
Dan the Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Or perhaps the paper doesn't know a local vet who was at Pearl Harbor so they spoke to a local WWII vet who was in Germany. Acknowledging the service of the greatest generation on Dec 7 isn't enough for you - it has to be one that fought in the correct theater?
There aren't a lot of WWII vets left - even fewer who are willing to let the paper do a story about them - but you have to nitpick and criticize because the story doesn't reach YOUR standards of proper recognition on the proper holiday.
Talk about extremist political correctness run amuck! Pretty boy just isn't satisfied unless the acknowledgment of WWII heroes is TIMED just right!
I think you'll be in the minority with your defense of the PO on this one. Thank you Mr. Puckett for your service. I hope the PO runs your story again on June 6, 2010, which will be the 66th anniversary of D-Day. That would seem more appropriate, the 66th on 6-6.

Seems as though things we Americans at one time would never forget (Remember the Alamo, Remember Pearl Harbor) are being forgotten. What's next? 9-11?
thor

Bellefontaine, OH

#8 Dec 7, 2009
Thor wrote:
This is one of the most poorly written articles that I have read in a long time. Is the PO employing third graders?
Wow a fake Thor!! You should perish in flames peasant!!
Finius T Rainbow

Carlisle, PA

#9 Dec 7, 2009
Thank you Raymond.
Thank You

Hanover, PA

#10 Dec 7, 2009
Thank you Mr. Puckett. May our country remember why you fought and others lost their lives.
Rex

Beach Haven, NJ

#11 Dec 7, 2009
Do you get the idea that the "must do" at the P.O. is to fill space. Fill space with copy whether it fits the occasion or not, just clap something that's generally related in to fill up space. Surely there are USMC, Army, and Navy vets in the area who were serving in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Did Barnes contact the veteran's organizations and ask?

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#12 Dec 7, 2009
Actually it was over 20 ships
Eric W Pretty wrote:
To the nit-wits who run this "paper" let me ask you this. D-Day took place on June 6 1944. That event is commerated on June 6th of each year.
Today is December 7th. Now lets see...... what major event in history took place on this day?
If you an idiot and relied on this halfassed paper for your news you would probably wouldn't realize that it was on this day in 1941 that the Japanese savagely attacked Pear Harbor Hawaii killing over 2000 sailors and Marines, sank 6 ships and destroyed hundreds of aircraft.
Either the editorial board at this "paper" is so clueless that they forgot about what important day in WW2 history this, or they choose to ignore it.
Either way they are derelict in their duty and should be dismissed from thier duties.
Starting with Bennett, Barnes, and Major.
To this gentleman highlighted in this article I appreciate your courage and duty to our country. It's the article I have an issue with.
Tex

Manahawkin, NJ

#13 Dec 7, 2009
Rex wrote:
Do you get the idea that the "must do" at the P.O. is to fill space. Fill space with copy whether it fits the occasion or not, just clap something that's generally related in to fill up space. Surely there are USMC, Army, and Navy vets in the area who were serving in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Did Barnes contact the veteran's organizations and ask?
Well Rex, from the largest ISP in America. There are a few Pearl Harbor vets left around here. Last time I checked there are 2 remaining. They are dying off at a faster rate. Soon there will be none. And that part of history will be gone. You want to bask Roscoe Barnes? Google him. You might be surprised.
Funny Biz

Frisco, TX

#14 Dec 7, 2009
It amazes me that so many "patriotic" folks chose an article about this brave veteran to proclaim him the wrong subject for the story. I could understand if you or a family member was passed up after requesting a news article about your heroric WWII vet. I just hope Mr. Puckett reads past these mean-spirited comments.
Thank you Mr. Puckett for keeping this country safe during its finest hour. I salute all of the men and women who kept the world safe from axis powers.
Your story was the right story to remind us of bravery launched after a day that will live in infamy.

“vestri solemnitas ”

Since: Feb 08

WaynesWorld

#15 Dec 7, 2009
All one has to do is lay out a nit for the wingnuts to pick at, and they are at a picnic. No matter what or who's carcass they are gnawing on.

Mr. Puckett I salute you and may there always be an eternal spring of water flowing from the scuttlebutt for you.
Snarky Rules

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Dec 7, 2009
Eric W Pretty wrote:
To the nit-wits who run this "paper" let me ask you this. D-Day took place on June 6 1944. That event is commerated on June 6th of each year.
Today is December 7th. Now lets see...... what major event in history took place on this day?
If you an idiot and relied on this halfassed paper for your news you would probably wouldn't realize that it was on this day in 1941 that the Japanese savagely attacked Pear Harbor Hawaii killing over 2000 sailors and Marines, sank 6 ships and destroyed hundreds of aircraft.
Either the editorial board at this "paper" is so clueless that they forgot about what important day in WW2 history this, or they choose to ignore it.
Either way they are derelict in their duty and should be dismissed from thier duties.
Starting with Bennett, Barnes, and Major.
To this gentleman highlighted in this article I appreciate your courage and duty to our country. It's the article I have an issue with.
Uhh! Eric, there was an article about Pearl Harbor right below this story on the front page of Monday's Public Opinion. Maybe if you really bought the paper you are carping about on their free online forum, you could avoid looking like a moron. That said, thank you Mr.Puckett for your service to our country.

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