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Old 08-24-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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The mad piper passes.

Maybe because I am partly Scottish, but this WW2 vets passing was a sad day.

LONDON — , a Scottish bagpiper who played highland tunes as his fellow commandos landed on a Normandy beach on D-Day and lived to see his bravado immortalized in the 1962 film “The Longest Day,” died on Wednesday in a hospital in the western England county of Devon. He was 88.
Two nice obits from the NY Times very fine military report John Burns and this one from England.

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Old 08-24-2010, 08:41 PM   #2
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Oh, in BigNick's kilt thread someone (was it you, I'm too lazy to look again) wrote about him. Sad passing but a long life!
I love pipers--we had a solo piper play Amazing Grace (and yes, my mother told me it was a funeral song) on the steps of the church when we got married and then led us by the river to our reception site. A hot sweaty job for the young cadet! I have an uncle who was a piper until he had a hand amputated.

What a legacy for Bill Millin!
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