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Joy LeMay (#46946848)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 5 days
Tom "Homer" W.
It was my honor to leave a token for your cousin. I remember well the General's visit to Homestead AFB when I was stationed there and served in SAC. God Bless America and our service men and women.

Added by Tom "Homer" W. on May 25, 2016 10:42 PM

Byron Swafford
General LeMay is a true hero of America. He saved hundreds of thousands of American and Japanese lives. Whether the Japanese will acknowledge it or not. I am so happy to know you through this site!

Added by Byron Swafford on Apr 22, 2016 4:45 PM

Jeffrey Maksymowski
RE: General Curtis Emerson LeMay
You are welcome. I am a veteran myself and I always try to remember those that served this great country of ours. I had and still have a lot of respect for General Lemay.

Added by Jeffrey Maksymowski on Nov 21, 2015 8:18 PM

Thank You!
I appreciate the well wishes communicated by you from your Family. I have always greatly respected your Cousin as my father retired from the USAF at 21 years, my broher retired from the USAF with 24 years and my uncle was medically discharged after roughly 13 years. I never served in an Air Force uniform, but GEN LeMay started off a Soldier, so he began in the same uniform in which I retired. :-) Thank you, Joy. I hope you had a wonderful Veterans Day.


Added by Rick on Nov 17, 2015 6:12 PM

RE: Happy Veterans Day!
Hi Joy,

Thank you for the note. Thinking of the Curtis put a smile on my face. How fortunate we are to have had leaders like him. Have a good night.

Scott Shearer

Added by Blackhawk on Nov 11, 2015 7:38 PM

Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhimer
Curtis LeMay
I had your Curtis confused with another. When I went back and checked I realized who you were referring to. A brave man, one I certainly respect! My father served in WWII as well and my family were also Columbus, Ohio residents. I had ready an article about him and deliberately looked him up to pay my respects.

Added by Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhim... on May 25, 2015 9:34 PM

Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhimer
RE: Curtis Emmerson LeMay
No problem at all! I enjoy the research and hope others will return the favor. :D Have a great week!

Added by Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhim... on May 25, 2015 9:19 PM

RE: Curtis Emmerson LeMay
Hi Joy,

Very kind of you to respond back. Touching that you choose today to write back. So many war heroes, but General LeMay has always been a favorite of mine. I'm in debt to him for securing and ensuring the freedom and security of the USA over the span of his life. He did it with a style and toughness I simply love. He didn't mince words or actions. He was god like.

I read your bio and it saddens me to think that General LeMay doesn't always get the respect and honor he earned. War is a dirty business and the only objective is to win. Something lost to those who never lived it or took the time to learn about WW2, the Cold War, and Vietnam War. Gen LeMay was brilliant and steadfast in war and in peace. He is in my thoughts and mind. Think I'll have a cigar.

Happy Memorial Day, Joy!

Best Regards,

Scott Shearer M

Added by Blackhawk on May 25, 2015 2:55 PM

RE: Thank You
You're very welcome. General LeMay was well respected by his fellow airmen.

Rob Schultz, TSgt

Added by Rob on Jan 20, 2015 4:27 PM

William Bjornstad
RE: Thank you
You are most welcome. Gen Lemay was a great military leader.

William Bjornstad
Find A Grave Member ID #47016546

Added by William Bjornstad on Jan 15, 2015 1:51 PM

R. E. Wood
RE: Thank you
Miss Joy,

They don't make Generals or Men like Curtis Lemay anymore. My father Rurel R. Wood, MSgt served in SAC and I have his retirement certificate signed by the General. My dad was a top turret gunner on B-17s during WW2; 8th Air Force; Basingbourn England; 91st Bomb Group. He served many years in SAC; 1941-1962.

I myself served in SAC as a security policeman (see updated pic of me on my profile); there was a lot of pride in being in SAC; the General made it what it was; a superior professional striking force. SAC Security Police had a very professional reputation and were well respected thruout the Air Force. I served 1968-1989.

My best to you and your family.

Nathan E. Wood, MSgt. USAF/ret
SAC Security Police

Added by R. E. Wood on Jan 15, 2015 5:51 AM

Re: Thank You
No need for thanks, Ma'am. General LeMay started off in the uniform that I gave most of my life, and he ended his career in the same uniform from which my father and brother retired. After serving 31 years & 7 deployments in 5 wars, I understand him, and respect his courage to make the extremely tough decisions that will have pasty academics, arm chair quarterbacks and historians second guessing him forever, most of which never wore a uniform and wouldn't know a battlefield from a baseball field. God bless him....and you.


Added by Rick on Jan 15, 2015 3:31 AM

Judy McKibben Willis
RE: Thank you
You are most welcome.. You must be very proud of Curtis.. His story touched me deeply.. Very sincerely Judy McKibben Willis.

Added by Judy McKibben Willis on Jan 15, 2015 2:06 AM

Judy McKibben Willis
Curtis Emerson LeMay
You are most welcome Joy. You must be so proud of your cousin. My Husband was in the Air Force in the 1960's and when I saw your cousins photo on F.A.G. it made me smile. So be proud of his accomplishments and his dedication to our country. God Bless You Both. Best Wishes, Judy.

Added by Judy McKibben Willis on Jul 19, 2011 1:53 AM

Rhonda Sue ❤
RE: Curtis Emerson LeMay

You Are So Welcome Joy.
Have A Great Week Dear Earth Angel :-)


Added by Rhonda Sue ❤ on Jul 12, 2011 10:21 PM

Pat ONeil
RE: Curtis Emerson LeMay
You're welcome. I was at Offutt AFB in Nebraska from June of 1958 to February 1959 when I separated from the service. General LeMay was always nice to me. I worked in Communications about 3 floors below ground at HQ SAC.

Added by Pat ONeil on Jul 12, 2011 9:26 AM

RE: Curtis Emerson LeMay
My pleasure, Ma'am. My father and brother both retired from the USAF, and GEN LeMay was an inspiration to my father who served during his time and retired in 1974. Historians are unjustly critical of the bombing campaign he approved to destroy Japan's heavy industry and war fighting capability, but he was a master of war, clearly understood the Enemy, took the measures necessary to collapse and defeat the Enemy resulting in the War ending swiftly and thousands of marines and soldiers being spared maiming or death in a storm against the Japanese mainland. Our politicians then had the wisdom to trust his (and other combat commanders')wisdom, experience and stay out of his (and their) way. The same cannot be said of our current politicianswho seem to have a detrimental and annoying habit of playing "arm chair General" when they have neither the experience or expertise to do so. I've always respected GEN LeMay.

Added by Rick on Jul 12, 2011 6:06 AM

Pasadena Girl
RE: Curtis Emerson LeMay
You are very welcome.


Added by Pasadena Girl on Jul 12, 2011 5:46 AM

RE: Curtis Emerson LeMay
It was my pleasure. I really appreciate every man & Woman in uniform. I only wish I was able to have served. But due to a family illness (Neurofibromatosis) I was not. I don't get it though. My Mom's sister served and she had it to. Who knowns back then, they probably didn't know about it. Then come to find out my GR8 Aunt on my father's was a Full Bird cornl, and worked @ pentagon. Had I known that then. I would've called her. Thank You for getting back to me. Thank You and GOD BLESS YOU, AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Added by joancrawfordsgreatestfan on Jul 12, 2011 3:43 AM

SSG. Peter Duras USAR
RE: General Curtis Emerson LeMay
Thanks for your message on your cousin. Your cousin was a great leader of men. I have studied World War II all of my life. Your cousin died while I was serving in the first Gulf War. I did not know of his passing in till I found him on findagrave. I wish you well.
Pete Duras.

Added by SSG. Peter Duras USAR on Jul 11, 2011 11:46 PM

karl anglin
General Le May
Alaways be proud of your uncle!

Added by karl anglin on Jun 24, 2009 12:27 PM


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