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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/07/2017 02:20 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/07/2017 02:20 AM
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President Trump Tells Incredible Story of an American War Hero

Washington, DC...Seventy-five years ago this week, naval and air forces from the United States and Australia waged a fierce battle with the Imperial Japanese Navy for four days, halting a major Japanese advance for the first time in World War II. The Battle of the Coral Sea, as it is now known, was an important moment for the allies, weakening the Japanese fleet and contributing to their ultimate defeat in the Pacific. But the victory came at great cost. Allied forces lost 656 men, 69 aircraft, a fleet carrier, destroyer, and an oiler.




On Thursday evening, President Donald J. Trump attended an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of this historic battle and told the incredible story of an American war hero who gave his life in battle.


“On this special night, we remember the courage of these men – Australian and American – who fought in the Battle of the Coral Sea,” the President said aboard the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, which survived five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike during World War II. “The count of the dead goes on and on. And the number of wounded did not even begin to describe the toughness of the fight and their incredible sacrifice.”

“But perhaps in the story of just one man,” the President continued, “we can hope to get a small glimpse of its measure. It is the story of Lieutenant Jack Powers, a Navy flyer.”

“By the attack on Pearl Harbor, Jack had already served six years in the Navy. In the six months that followed, the Allies suffered many defeats and many, many casualties. Japan captured footholds all across the Pacific – and now was closing – and really fast – closing in on Australia. In May 1942, the invasion fleet moved on Port Moors-bee, the vital base just a few hundred miles from Australian shores. It was there, off the coast, that American and Australian ships met the enemy in the Coral Sea.

On the morning of May 7th, Jack Powers launched his Dauntless dive bomber from the depth and deck of the Yorktown. He was some flyer, I can tell you that – some great flyer. Soon, he dived straight at an enemy carrier, and dropped his bomb so low he was almost caught in the blast, and he was badly hurt. But he escaped, and the carrier sank.

That night, on the Yorktown, Jack urged the other pilots to take the same risk – he said, that's the way you do it, that's the way you win, that's the way you sink them – whatever the cost, even if it costs you your lives. That's the way you sink the ship.

The next morning he pressed his point again: ‘Remember,’ he said, ‘the folks back home are counting on us. I’m going to get a hit if I have to lay it down right next to that flight deck.’

In their courage, they turned the tide of the Pacific War. They had tremendous success. They were knocking out ship after ship.

That day Jack flew his plane to another carrier, straight into a hail of oncoming lead and fire, to land a devastating blow on its deck. Seconds later, the colossal blast – the one Jack was talking about and saying, “we have to take the risk” – engulfed his plane, and Jack was gone. He was dead. He was brave, but what a job he did.

Sometime before Jack died, he sent a wire home to his father in New York. It read: ‘Dear Dad. One thousand miles away doesn’t make any difference…your bad son is thinking of you, hoping that he is worthy of being called a chip off the old block.’ His father was a tough cookie, also.

Now it is we who are thinking of Jack, and all those brave souls who fought alongside of him – with that incredible form of attack – and especially those who found their final resting place beneath the waters where they waged that greatest of battles. They lost their lives in the fires of war, but gained immortality through their sacrifice.

And now, 75 years later, we hope that we are worthy of their deeds in the beautiful, beautiful Coral Sea. We hope to be worthy of the sacrifices made by every service member who has fought in our name – past and present.”


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-05-07 05:05:59   By: Anonymous
 
""I just want to say - you know - can we all get along? Can we, can we get along? Can we stop making it horrible for the older people and the kids?" ~ Mr. Rodney King
No one ever listens.



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    TRUMP THE WOMANIZING POTUS
    Posted on: 2017-05-07 11:20:20   By: Anonymous
     

    Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

    I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































    Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

    I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































    Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

    I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































    Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

    I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































    Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

    I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































    Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

    I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































    Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

    I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































    Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

    I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































    Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

    I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL







































































































































































































































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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-05-07 08:03:11   By: Anonymous
 
Tell that to the Muslims, they will cut your head of as to look at you! You snowflakes will never get it, main reason you, and Thunder Thighs lost the election! We needed a man who would confront our enemies instead of paying them off, kinda like a weak parent that gives in all the time! In turn you raise a worthless adult! Our society is full of worthless, spoiled kids who we'regiveneverything! GO TUMP, WE LOVE YOUR POLICIES! By the way, GO AWAY HILLARY, YOU'RE A LOSER, AND THE MAN BEFORE YOU!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-05-07 08:11:39   By: Anonymous
     
    So long as you understand we'll be sending in more American boys and girls to die on battlefields that never change anything in the end.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-05-07 08:42:55   By: Anonymous
       
      War creates better technology better defenses better everything we need war one day we might need it to fight something larger

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-05-07 08:26:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Tell that to a Muslim - I totally agree , good post !
    Go Trump !

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      Re: Proud American!
      Posted on: 2017-05-07 08:45:55   By: Anonymous
       
      I find it refreshing for our President to reflect on America's past. It is also encouraging that he doesn't offer any excuses for America's history or future. Nobody is perfect but I appreciate the direction that President Trump is heading. WTG!!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-05-07 09:42:07   By: Anonymous
     
    um, I voted for the man who is in office, President Donald Trump.
    You sure cry and whine a lot. Maybe you should take a Midol and quit being a cry baby. Are you afraid of everyone who has a different skin color then yours? If so, try taking Mom out with you wherever you go. That way you can always hide behind her dress, and if worse comes to worse you can always push her towards whatever scares you so much and run like hell like you no doubt usually do.
    Oh, one more thing....BOO ha ha ha the little scaredy cat just peed in his pants, whining little snowflake, grow a pair, this time bigger then a pea.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-05-07 09:48:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Listen to the big bad guy who thinks all Muslims are evil and will cut off the heads off all the infidels. No doubt you'll shoot first and ask questions later, let God sort'em out. You must be one big, bad, tough son of a gun. So, what color dress are you wearing today Muslim killer? Too bad they don't let midgets who talk like John Wayne in the armed forces, no doubt you'd be a Navy Seal, or a Ranger in a day or two. Wow, wish I could get your autograph, could you sign that box that your Tampons came in?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-05-07 09:55:39   By: Anonymous
     
    " GO TUMP" Who's TUMP? My goodness, bright you are not.
    Maybe you should refer to our President with a little more respect, and learn to spell his name you dumb nitwit.
    Please practice, I want to see you write his name correctly, no copy and pasting, 100 times.
    Our 45th President of these United States is President Donald John Trump.
    100 times you ignorant nitwit.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-05-07 11:20:42   By: Anonymous
       

      Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

      I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































      Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

      I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































      Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

      I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































      Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

      I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































      Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

      I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL






































































































































































































































      Welcome to our world. where the POTUS brags about grabbing women's pvssiers and cusses like a sailor.

      I guess he learn those antics from his deplorables! LOL







































































































































































































































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Nice tie.
Posted on: 2017-05-07 16:38:22   By: Anonymous
 
Nice tie.

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    [Reply ]

      Re: Nice tie.
      Posted on: 2017-05-08 07:24:21   By: Anonymous
       
      Is today the day the crazy old fool is going to put out his tax returns ?

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        Re: Nice tie.
        Posted on: 2017-05-08 07:26:26   By: Anonymous
         
        Hillary was right about is dirty old bastard. A total crook

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          Re: Nice tie.
          Posted on: 2017-05-08 07:28:23   By: Anonymous
           
          He did very poor in school. He never reads

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            Re: Nice tie.
            Posted on: 2017-05-08 07:30:42   By: Anonymous
             
            Good luck in taking away the health care of the people. Dirty pervert...

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              Re: Nice tie.
              Posted on: 2017-05-08 07:32:28   By: Anonymous
               
              We all know he paid no taxes for over twenty years ....

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                Re: Nice tie.
                Posted on: 2017-05-08 07:35:39   By: Anonymous
                 
                Obama was the best ever .. This jerk trump is racist and stupid

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                  Re: Nice tie.
                  Posted on: 2017-05-08 11:58:01   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Trump is a dick...

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Leftest
Posted on: 2017-05-09 07:44:27   By: Anonymous
 
I've noticed that POS that does the scroll down business to monopolize the comment space reminds me of the Trump protesters. The protesters are only there to disrupt and try to intimidate. This POS who does the same thing with the space available in the comment section of the Pine Tree is nothing more than the snowflake losers that need a good ass-kicking. When you are there only to waste peoples time I have no time for you!

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