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3 comments by Hendrix on Mar 8th, 2011

Monday the 7th, possibly the most dissapointing moment of my life.
I have always been one of those people who has taken immense pride in the actions of my grandparents, greatgrandparents, and other relatives during the struggles we have found ourselves locked into as defenders of what is right.
I would often spend hours wrapped in a trance as my maternal grandfather regalled me with stories of his shenanigans in France, Germany, Palestine and Korea, sitting bare kneed, legs crossed on the carpet drinking tea and eating garibaldis whilst i stepped into his boots as he ran around, capturing bridges, clearing minefields, and generally being the swashbuckling hero that every grandfather should be to his eldest Grandchild. He was a young lad when he joined up, 16 years old according to his birth certificate, but older (he had been born in Ireland, but not been registered until his family moved to England in 1930) so as such, easily passed for his true age of 19. He Joined early on in the war, deciding on going for a career rather than just war-time service, and served with the Royal Electronic and Mechanical Engineers, before doing P Company (or the equivalent back then!) So he could be attached to the Parachute Regiment, and therefore earn that little bit more pay! He Served in various places, but talked only really of Arnhem during the war.
After this, he was sent to Palestine (Which he did not talk about at all). Following this, he served in various places including the Malayan Emergency before he was wounded in Korea. He had a metal plate in his foot, and since had walked funny for the rest of his life.
My grandfather and I were extremely close. After i Left the Army i had gone to live with him and my grandmother, and we would sit around swapping stories of various exploits. He passed away in 2004, and I ws more distraught than i have ever been in my life to lose him and have struggled since.
I found out yesterday that he told my grandmother when he died that he had not served in the military, that his 'injured' foot was the result of being twinned in the womb with his stillborn brother and had barred him from joining the army. He had not seen service anywhere.
What pissed me off more than anything are the lies and the stories. He did not have to tell me that stuff, he did not have to lie - i would of looked up to him not matter what. Im struggling right now to deal with this.

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BcForCe
BcForCe Oct 22 2009, 11:31pm says:

hows it going hendrix are u out of the army ?

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Hendrix
Hendrix Oct 23 2009, 3:00pm replied:

i am mate! all is well, you?

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ninjadave
ninjadave Oct 11 2009, 2:09pm says:

Your project still looks beautiful!

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figalot
figalot Oct 10 2009, 8:59pm says:

np keep up the great work on the mod....forgot to say im tracking

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Frandude
Frandude Sep 17 2009, 6:24pm says:
Quote:Jingo is a discworld novel mate...

GAHH! Sorry, for doubting you. :S

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Frandude
Frandude Sep 17 2009, 12:43pm says:
Quote:dude, your quote about the man on fire, im sure it was Terry Pratchett (specifically 'cut my own throat' dibbler) from the book Jingo.

Actually it was from Discworld, but good try.

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Stubby
Stubby Sep 10 2009, 5:17pm says:

I thought about that, but i decided to twist the story to the recapturing of cities lost in the tet offensive.

So urban combat.

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Stubby
Stubby Sep 9 2009, 11:50am says:

Well, if you would like to contribute any effort whatsoever, feel free.

At this point its just a map, and around 30 or so textures.

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Stubby
Stubby Sep 9 2009, 11:21am says:

are you perhaps interested in joining?

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Stubby
Stubby Sep 8 2009, 5:49pm says:

Going to be making my mod on source, The plan is to be urban combat based on the retaking of cities lost during the tet offensive.

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