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World War II Legacy

"World War II Legacy"

book captures the story of my life. From 1930 my life under the Russian Dictator, Josef Stalin of the Soviet Union. 1941 at the age of 11, I survived 3 years in Hitler's Army for three years retreating on the fringes of the German Russian frontlines as Nazi forced labor during World War II. Surrendered at the age of 14 to the U.S. Forces in Tittling i. Dreiburgenland Bavaria, Germany.

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Bloody Footprints

1929 My Father Josef’s first deportation to Siberia

My Mother Nina Przegalinska -maiden name- Piotrowska twenty one years old I am six months old. Sixty years later I drew this picture in Palm Bay, Florida of My Humble Estate in Yur’yevka near Kyiv Ukraine, Soviet Union.

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Oxford Warehouse Carpet

1971- Our Store, "Oxford Warehouse Carpet". Junie with papoose on her back, Tad, Jr., 1 year old, and me. Oxford, Michigan

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Galin Family

The Galin Family, my wife June with Joseph and Tad Jr. 1973

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Home Life Again

Galin Kids

Tad Jr., five and Joe, three with their beloved Pushkin Holly, Michigan, 1975

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Tad and His Wife June

1992 Tad and June Galin and the Humble Beginnings of Legacy for Life. At the Wild Flower Restaurant, Meeting a friend, Ted Elias, at Happy Hour Time on Trans Coastal Waterway Boca Raton, Florida. Subject, New Biotechnology; Legacy was born.

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Legacy For Life Buildings

The Humble Beginnings of Legacy started here at # 1. And # 2. Above. Spring of 1998 Legacy's first office at 102 S. Harbor City Blvd. Melbourne, Florida.300 sq. ft. on the second floor on the back of the building on this side of the tracks with two little windows and no phone. It is here that I named Legacy USA, Inc. Legacy was born. We had 2 employees and growing. February 1998 we moved next door into 1500 sq. ft. a small freestanding building to the right #2

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German Heavy Machine Gun

German Heavy Machine Gun

CAPTION READS:
PLATE 9. - M.G. 34
on Heavy Mounting.
Note the dial sight with which this weapon is equipped.

German Heavy machine guns like this far outmatched the light arms the Russian Partisans had to defend and than retake our village with, than lose it again to the Germans. 1942 this is when we, Mother and I were under the Gun taken by the German Army as laborers.

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It is important for man to develop his potential that he may be in readiness for all upheavals and all opportunities to Health, Wealth and Happiness!



Subject:
T a p s
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
02:26:32 -0400
From: Lee Stevens, To Tad Galin

I never knew... DID YOU?

If any of you have ever been
to a military funeral
in which taps was played;
this brings out a new meaning of it.

Here is something
Every American should know.
We in the United States
have all heard the haunting song,
"Taps..."

It's the song that gives us
the lump in our throats
and usually tears in our eyes.
But, do you know the story
behind the song?

If not, I think you will
be interested to find out
about its humble beginnings.

Reportedly, it all began in 1862
during the Civil War,
When Union Army Captain
Robert Elli was with his men
near Harrison's Landing
in Virginia. The Confederate Army
was on the other side
of the narrow strip of land.

During the night,
Captain Elli heard the moans
of a soldier who lay
severely wounded on the field.

Not knowing
if it was a Union or
Confederate soldier,
the Captain decided
to risk his life
and bring the stricken man
back for medical attention.
Crawling on his stomach
through the gunfire,
the Captain reached
the stricken soldier
and began pulling him
toward his encampment..

When the Captain finally
reached his own lines,
he discovered it was actually
a Confederate soldier,
but the soldier was dead.
The Captain lit a lantern
and suddenly caught his breath
and went numb with shock.
In the dim light,
he saw the face of the soldier.
It was his own son.
The boy had been studying music
in the South
when the war broke out...
Without telling his father,
the boy enlisted
in the Confederate Army.

The following morning,
heartbroken,
the father asked permission
of his superiors to give his son
a full military burial,
despite his enemy status.

His request
was only partially granted.

The Captain had asked
if he could have a group
of Army band members
play a funeral dirge for his son
at the funeral.

The request was turned down
since the soldier
was a Confederate.

But, out of respect for the father,
they did say they could give him
only one musician.

The Captain chose a bugler.
He asked the bugler to play
a series of musical notes
he had found on a piece of paper
in the pocket
of the dead youth's uniform.

This wish was granted.

The haunting melody,
we now know as "Taps"
used at military funerals
was born.

The words are:

Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes
From the hills.
From the sky.
All is well.
Safely rest.
God is nigh.

Fading light.
Dims the sight.
And a star.
Gems the sky.
Gleaming bright.
From afar.
Drawing nigh.
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise.
For our days.
Neath the sun
Neath the stars.
Neath the sky
As we go.
This we know.
God is nigh

I too have felt the chills
while listening to "Taps"
but I have never
seen all the words
to the song until now.

I didn't even know
there was more than one verse.
I also never knew the story
behind the song
and I didn't know
if you had either
so I thought I'd pass it along.

I now have an even deeper respect
for the song than I did before.
Remember Those Lost and Harmed
While Serving Their Country.
Also Remember Those
Who Have Served And Returned;
and for those presently serving
in the Armed Forces.

Please send this on
after a short prayer.

Live each day
like it's your last,
"cause one day
you gonna be right."
- Ray Charles


Author, Tadeusz PrzeGalinski born
  in Yur’yevka near Kyiv, Ukraine
    former Soviet Union, Russia.
            Drawing by Author

Adolf Hitler's Retreat
Adolf Hitler 3rd from left returns the salute of his guests
at Berchtesgarden in Bavaria, Germany.

Sinister plans would soon play themselves out that would directly affect us
and some 175,000,000 people and then the rest of the world.

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Thank You Letter
from
41st U.S. President
George H. W. Bush


Pastor Tad Galin Senior D.D. Recalls Tittling ..

This Official Document confirms that
My Life Story is a True Story

April 1945, I Surrendered in Germany to U.S. Forces.
May 8, 1945 World War II Officially Ended.
I was 14 years old.
My sister Anne was 6 months old.
To avoid becoming a P.O.W. I discarded my German uniform.
The baby's clothes, my pullover and trousers
were given to us in Tittling i. Dreiburgenland
by friendly Bavarian locals.


In 1941, I was 11 years old in Hitler's German Army as Nazi labor.
1952 never went to school, got off the boat in NY Harbor
from Germany as a U.S. Soldier, could not speak or read English.

Coming To America
1. Germany, Just Before Leaving For U.S.A.
2. Coming To America
3. Really Coming To America
The author is in the middle.


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Author's Life Under Hitler and Stalin

Click on the icon on the right of the taskbar,
located at the bottom of the Video Window,
to make video Full Screen.

Produced at Florida Atlantic University "Owl's" Studio
to preserve our history for future generations.

Different resolutions/stream rates available on "Watch Video" Page
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"Freedom is ...
the Strength of Our Nation."

33 years later
"Whispering Pines"

Click on this text to learn more about Tadeusz Kosciuszko at Wikipedia.com



****** Author ******
Pastor Tad Galin, Sr. DD
( Tadeusz PrzeGalinski,
Senior,
Doctorate of Divinity )
Science Of Life
Church
( Universal Life
Church )


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On September 2, 1945
General Douglas MacArthur,
accepted the surrender of Japan aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.

A Father's Prayer

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee-and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge. Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail. Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past. And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength. Then, I, his father, will dare to whisper, "I have not lived in vain.

-- General Douglas MacArthur




The Four Bs
Whenever You Are
Ministering or Witnessing
To Someone ..

B Nice 
B Real 
B Brave
B Jesus



God Gave You
Your Life as a Gift ..
What You Do With It
Is Your Gift To God






My Father in Siberia

PRISONER

1929 My Father Josef’s first deportation to Siberia
Winter 1930.
My father, Josef Przegalinski, Cutting trees in the Russian Taiga, Khabarovsk, Siberia.

I had to do this drawing from my memory of a drawing that was hanging on the wall in our house alongside with a portrait of my Father; it was done by my Fathers Brother Pawel when they joined my Father in this forsaken Russian Labor Camp for the purpose of passing to my Father a forged passport. My Mother and I were picked up by armed German soldiers in 1942.

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Adolf Hitler's Retreat

Adolf Hitler's Retreat
Close up of Hitler
Life changing staff meeting for the upcoming "Barbarossa", the code name
for the invasion
by Germany into Russia,
The Soviet Union,
June 22, 1941.
This was the beginning of World War II.

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D-Day Normandy Invasion Troops

Art work rendered
by Richard von Gerhardberg


World War II June 6, 1944 General Eisenhower Addressing Troops for the D-Day Normandy France Invasion. All of these men and more made a statement in their lives, that freedom is not free. This Author was freed by these men at 14.
The Price!
U.S. Military men and women
Killed 407,316
Wounded 671,846
Never returned so that we can raise our families with liberty and peace.

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Berlin Air Lift

British Polish Command
Special Forces
1948-49 Trauen, Germany, British Sector
Berlin Air Lift
Among other duties,
for several months
with these Special Forces,
our job was to support
and transport supplies
and material round-the-clock
for the "Berlin Air Lift."
The Cold War was in full swing.
I was eighteen years old.

From Here at 18 years of age
I decided to move
to American Sector
to Join the U.S. Polish
Special Forces.
This event changed my History.
This ultimately would lead me
to the U.S. Army
and the U.S.A.

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Kirchheimbolanden, Germany

1950 Kirchheimbolanden,
1951 Kiserslautern,
Germany American Sector,
U.S. Polish Command
Special Forces
Guarding special ammunition located in old abandoned mines
used by U.S. Military
after World War II
as secret storage
deep in the German forest
40 miles from nowhere.
I was twenty years old.

Here at 20 years of age
One year later
I was on my way ...
I joined the U.S. Army
Ratified by the
81st 82nd and 84th Congress.
This was my destiny,
to build my Family's Legacy,
to prosper,
raise my family in U.S.A.
in freedom,
The Land of the Free
and The Home of the Brave,
and to write my life story,
"My Life Under Hitler and Stalin".

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Statue of Liberty

I arrived in New York Harbor January, 1952. I was 22 years old. For the first time in my life, I was free. The most beautiful sight in the world.

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Model Soldier

Author
1952 U.S. Model Soldier
Ft. Devens, MA

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Soldiers, Very Young
















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LEGENDS OF HOLLYWOOD



Marilyn set
The motion
Picture Standard
For
Glamour
And
Sensuality
in film favorities
Such as

Some like it Hot,
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,
Bus Stop,
And
The Seven Year Itch.

Few other actresses
personified
The phrase
"Hollywood movie star"
as did
Marilyn Monroe
(1926-1962)

Classically beautiful

Personally,
I always felt
Marilyn Monroe
was a good omen
For me,
Since she left Joe Dimaggio
In Tokyo
And came to see me,

To every one of us,
She was U.S.A.,
Some 8,000 miles
From home and left us
With life long memories.

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Galin's Living Photos


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