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Gold, Silver, Bronze:  Medals that Matter
Gold, Silver, Bronze: Medals that Matter
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Olympian Metallics : Gold, Silver, Bronze (Standard Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Aug 24, 2016
Aperture: 13.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 8
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2016

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For those who may be wondering, these are some (but by no means all) of the medals and insignia earned by my father, who served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. I placed them on his uniform for the photograph. He passed last year at the age of 97.

Like many of his generation, he seldom spoke of his experiences (even though some of them, I later learned, were pretty harrowing) and always simply said that he did what every other man and woman of his generation needed to do for the country and our way of life.

It wasn't until his mid-90s that I could get him to open up and tell me the story of his and my mother's life. I found it fascinating and sometimes down right funny despite the circumstances.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 37
Avg (all users): 5.6842
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5500
Avg (non-participants): 5.7321
Views since voting: 431
Views during voting: 127
Votes: 76
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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09/04/2016 04:49:36 PM
Congratulations on the Top Ten finish, Jeff. A thoughtful tribute to your Father & Mother.

Message edited by author 2016-09-04 16:50:19.
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09/04/2016 03:49:08 PM
This got an 8 from me. I thought it would be higher up. But, still... it did well!
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09/01/2016 08:50:06 PM
Very eloquent image. A generation that will never be repeated.
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09/01/2016 03:25:24 PM
Congratulations Jeff! Wonderful shot!
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09/01/2016 11:55:35 AM
Wonderful memories to have of your dad.
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09/01/2016 12:05:47 AM
Really don't get the voting on this challenge, this should of beaten me hands down!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2016 11:22:58 PM
Very nicely done! Congratulations on the medals, may a virtual medal come your way :)
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08/28/2016 07:19:22 PM
yes they do
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