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Posted: July 09, 2007 06:10 pm
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Gral. Roman is too "young" to be a ww2 participant as soldier.
He is "only" 72 years old :D

He recomended me to speak with veterans outside Oradea, cos he motivated that those from Oradea were not on the front line, they were mobilised usually on the spot, on the factories.

He also promised to look for memoires published in Oradea, he said he will give them to me if he will find something.
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Posted: July 12, 2007 04:04 pm
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Hello!

The first succes following the phone numbers given by gral. Roman.

I managed to meet a romanian ww2 veteran, Mr. Tucra Aurel, from 3dr Mountain Division. He was seargent, on both eastern and western front.

I also interview another romanian ww2 veteran, seargent Neag Nicolae, from 1st Infantry Division, 93rd Regiment, also from eastern and western front.

I'll contact Victor for sending to him the memoires of these 2 veterans.
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Posted: April 21, 2009 02:19 pm
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According to ANVR statistics, tehre are currently around 100000 veterans and 12 Mihai VIteazul Order holders still among us. I renew my call from the first post of the topic.
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Posted: April 21, 2009 03:38 pm
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If some one is from Bihor county and want to contribute, I can provide the phone numbers of some contact persons with ww2 veterans.
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Posted: April 22, 2009 12:18 pm
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From that hundred thousand of veterans :blink: , how many do you think really fought on the first line? No disregard, but I knew two old guys (one of them passed away at the beginning of this year) who were veterans, but their only contribution was to dig trenches when the Soviet troops were approaching; one of them (the surviver) was even proud of the fact that he ran away in august (I guess immediately after the beginning of the offensive) and got rid of the uniform - from what he told me (not very reliable, though...) he didn't even have a rifle, just a shovel!
Oh, I forgot to add, I live in the north of Botoşani county, just a few km. south of the border!
I mean, the real veterans, who fought and were sometimes in prison camps etc., are extremely rare today! Those must be found and cherished, respected etc.
IMO, at least...
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Posted: April 22, 2009 02:31 pm
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I interview 3 veterans, all of them were involved in fightings. Of course not all veterans who are living today fought in the first line, but this happens to other countries, too.
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Posted: April 22, 2009 04:14 pm
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I didn't actually want to interview anybody, but those I wrote about were just some neighbours I helped to get a free Romtelecom phone-line. There are many "leeches" among the veterans - I guess not only in Romania...
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