WWII Pilot (my girlfriend's grandfather) has cancer.

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  1. Clay_Allison

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    I just found out tonight that it's nearing the end of a long flight for the grandfather of my girlfriend (of 4 years). He flew P-47s in the Pacific with the 7th Air Force before switching to transport.

    He's 94 now and I've always found him to be a real gentleman, friendly and engaging. I hope he has more time left, but I am deeply saddened by the news.
     
  2. Njaco

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    Sorry to hear this Clay. My prayers to you and your girlfriend. And :salute: to her grandfather. I hope he can beat this.
     
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    I didn't learn he was a fighter pilot until one thanksgiving I was talking to him and made a reference in conversation to the P-47. He said, "I flew a P-47 during the war." and I just stopped with my mouth open for a second, then said, "Then why am I still talking?"

    edit: remembered my exact choice of words.
     
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    Sorry to hear about that, Clay. Thoughts and prayers are with him and the family.
     
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    Sorry to hear the news Clay.
     
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    Sounds like a interesting guy makes it even more sad to hear this Clay

    Heres hopeful
     
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    All my best to him.
     
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    It does go to show how few of those guys are still with us. It's going to be the end of a great era.
     
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    My best wishes Clay. Seems like hes been on the front line his whole life being a pilot in war and living to 94. Hopefully many good years ahead :)
     
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    Best wishes Clay!
     
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    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girlfriend and her Grandfather Clay.
     
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    My prayers are with you, your girlfriend and her grandpa. He sure did deserve a better end of his life...
     
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    Sorry to hear it, Clay.
     
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    Sorry to hear that Clay.

    TO
     
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    Sorry to hear it man.
     
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    My prayers for him and his family.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your news man, my Mum is in hospital right now on a course of chemo....
     
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    Thanks, guys. It's much appreciated.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Thoughts and prayers are with him.
     
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    Sorry to hear about that clay.
     
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