Why Are We Having a D-Day for Rossie?

About the headstone I posted yesterday on Our Ancestors

Lest We Forget

Message from Nicolas Paquin

Rest assured that I am not fighting this fight for nothing. There are three reasons for this.

Injustice first. You have to listen to the video to understand that there is an injustice to Ross. Those who made the monument to the Typhoon pilots in Noyers-Bocage deliberately omitted it because he did not die with his hands at the controls of his plane. They decided that he did not deserve to be with his brothers in arms. On the official list in the church next door, he was not counted either.

I took steps to correct the situation on this monument and was refused. Someone even had the affront of claiming that his file is a fake and that Ross was a mechanic who dressed up to appear in the squadron’s photos. Absurd and unfair.

Second reason, the meaning of sacrifice. As long as we take…

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8 thoughts on “Why Are We Having a D-Day for Rossie?

      • The pilot? Nicolas? or the man in France? I am not sure of the exact meaning of… someone who wants to be a hero? I think you mean the person who does not believe Nicolas’ story about Ross Johnson.

      • yes, a wanna-be is someone who pretends to be a hero – like those who buy medals and say they earn them.
        But you said he has his service records – so that’s good enough for me.

      • I just wanted to be sure. I have this pilot’s record of service which I will use to document my blog. This is by no means to pressure people to contribute. I did contribute in the names of all the veterans I have met since 2010. I know they would approve.

    • I can’t resist writing about people sharing stories about unsung heroes. Someone even had the nerves in France of all places to confront him saying he was making up this story. He has this pilot’s photos, letters, and record of service. Sometimes you can convince people. How did someone put it…? “You can’t handle the truth…”

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