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Joy LeMay (#46946848)
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Bio Photo I am a girl that lost her 6th cousin. Forever. He was family. I knew him as an uncle. He is technically my 6th cousin. Either way it does not matter. Curtis is why I am here. Curtis' memory is why I will stay. He was misunderstood. His actions had a lot of controversy, but you didn't know him. He loved his country. He loved America... and he fought for your freedom.
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Rick
RE: On behalf of Curtis Emerson LeMay and family
You and you Family are most welcome. If you have time a visit a memorial, Jack Wayne Barzelogna's memorial and Robert Barzelogna's memorial might be of interest to you. My uncle (Jack) was under Curtis's command during the Cuban Missile Crisis when the missiles were uncovered and the bombers were launched. He would have been on Ground Zero if the Soviets had launched from Cuba. He, and my Dad (Robert Barzelogna, who was in PACAF & had missiles uncovered in Okinawa) were the muscle and blood behind Curtis's Command if the communists had pushed us to the limit during that time.

Happy Memorial Day!

Rick
Added by Rick on May 30, 2016 12:41 PM
Tom "Homer" W.
~~ YOU'RE SO WELCOME ~~
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
Thanks!
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
Rick
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.

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

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