May 23, 2008

As WWII vets pass, memories preserved

(MSNBC) - They were a swashbuckling lot — parachuting behind enemy lines, charging onto sandy beaches as bullets whizzed by, liberating countries from a totalitarian grip.
They jitterbugged the nights away, sang about faraway sweethearts and painted the noses of their B-17 bombers with bawdy pinups. "They're overpaid, over-sexed and over here," the British groused about their American allies.
And now, they're dying off, and with them the memories that defined what has been called the Greatest Generation. Continued

Photo: Library of Congress