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MN Gal

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of MN Gal   Send Email To MN Gal Posted on: Aug 29, 2013 - 6:45am
Good Morning All,
As I was getting ready for work, the CBS This Morning show said that there were some WWII letters being released on line today.
They were found in the will files but were being held because of their secret material.
I have to get to work, but I thought I would give you guy's a heads up if you had not heard about it before.
Maybe its well known info and I will look like a dope.
Anyone who has the time to look at these, could you please keep your eye out for my father in-law?
Robert (Bob) Rocheleau from Minneapolis.
Its funny how excited I feel about a news clip I would have paid no attention to a few years ago.
I think I am hooked.
Cheers,
Julie





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Hi Julie,

I searched CBS News Morning show website and the only thing that was even close to "WW2 Letters Released Today" was a reference to Obama's Executive order Banning the re-importation of certain Military grade guns that were used in WW2, such as an M1 Garand or a Thompson SMG. The story said that a full list of these weapons available online at the BATF's website. Here is some text from "CBS News website"

"The second executive order announced Thursday aims to keep military-grade weapons off the streets by prohibiting private entities from re-importing firearms that the United States previously provided to foreign allies. Currently, the law requires U.S. government approval before these weapons can be re-imported. According to the White House, over 250,000 such weapons have been brought home since 2005.

Biden noted that, prior to 2005, that re-importation wasn't occurring. The new executive order, he said, would end the "practice of allowing countries to send back to the United States these military weapons to private entities. Period."

The executive order institutes a new policy of denying requests to bring military-grade firearms back to the United States. A few private entities, like museums, are exempted from the new restriction."

This will directly affect our PT Boat Museums from obtaining some of the weapons we may have wanted to display. I hope as soon as Obama is gone the next President will rescind this Executive order.

Jerry


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hi julie/ i heard about this on our ch annel 13 cbs,io thinjk, this mrnimng.did not catch where to locate the letters though .the statement was as uyou said.that the letters were being released. earl

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Jerry, I have been going to apologize to the board because when I got home from work, I googled searched and scanned the CBS News site several times.
I could not find anything either. I thought maybe I was dreaming or going crazy. I have been a little obsessed trying to get this book done. I do dream about it.

Thanks to Earl, at least someone else heard the same thing.
That makes me feel better.
I wasn't watching the TV, it was just on in the background.
I am sorry if I jumped the gun and miss spoke, I hope that more comes of it.

Thanks,
Julie





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I found it,
Sadly for us WWII people, It was from the first world war.
I did a google search with less words.
I just googled war letters.
Several links came up, those interested can do their own search, I pasted one below.
Sorry for wrong information, I will be more careful in the future.
Regards, Julie


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-forgotten-letters-of-world-war-one-never-before-seen-love-notes-and-final-wishes-of-thousands-of-soldiers-killed-in-the-trenches-finally-revealed-100-years-after-being-written-8789513.html


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Hey Julie, a quick note. Various records have been reclassified and then re-declassified (pretty much everything non-nuclear from WWII was declassified all at once via an executive order from President Clinton. Some cryptological records have been pseudo-reclassified by the NSA so they could go back through them and re-catalog them, a source of much furor in the Pearl Harbor conspiracy circles ("this proves they're trying to hide something!"). Some documents that were declassified before the executive order have recently been reclassified after the GAO (Government Accounting Office) determined that they were improperly declassified in the 70's and 80's. Due to current policy, those records are all being shipped back to DC where they will sit until they work their way through the backlog of other records to declassify. These are all records that have potentially sensitive information after 70 years in them, so it's pretty "high class" stuff.

Short of it is, if there's every a mass release of previously-classified records, I don't think it's going to involve anything useful to you unless your father-in-law was intimately involved in top-secret stuff.

Don't keep dreaming and looking though!

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