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Topic: Dick Bong
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Feb 4, 2009 01:48PM)
With all the stories about bongs in the news recently I thought it would be nice to take a moment and remember Wisconsin local hero, WWII Ace, and Medal of Honor winner Dick Bong. Major Dick Bong.

[i]For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty in the Southwest Pacific area from October 10, to November 15, 1944. Though assigned to duty as gunnery instructor and neither required nor expected to perform combat duty, Maj. Bong voluntarily and at his own urgent request engaged in repeated combat missions, including unusually hazardous sorties over Balikpapan, Borneo, and in the Leyte area of the Philippines. His aggressiveness and daring resulted in his shooting down 8 enemy airplanes during this period.[/i]

We remember you and thank you for your service Major Bong!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bong
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Feb 4, 2009 02:10PM)
Wow...great man!


I'll say a special prayer for him today at exactly 4:20 PM


:smoke:
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Feb 4, 2009 02:18PM)
Its 4:20 right now. some where
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Feb 4, 2009 02:25PM)
Here is the sign for the Bong Recreation Area, about halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago.

[url=http://img3.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bongsignes6.jpg][img]http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9026/bongsignes6.th.jpg[/img][/url]

Too bad it's not off exit 420.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Feb 4, 2009 02:39PM)
That sign makes me laugh every time I drive by it.
Others are the exit for Climax Michigan, and everyones favorite...
Exit 69 in Detroit.
Big Beaver Road.
It's real.
http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Humor/Images/Exit69BigBeaverRoad.jpg
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Feb 4, 2009 02:42PM)
Ha! Glad someone can confirm that it's real and not some photo shop job.


I've always gotten a kick out of it myself. Someday I hope to make it to Intercourse, Pennsylvania just to see the sign. lol!

Love those crazy signs!
Message: Posted by: nums (Feb 4, 2009 02:47PM)
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On 2009-02-04 15:42, Vandy Grift wrote:
Ha! Glad someone can confirm that it's real and not some photo shop job.


I've always gotten a kick out of it myself. Someday I hope to make it to Intercourse, Pennsylvania just to see the sign. lol! Love those crazy signs!
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To get to Intercourse PA, from Lancaster on Rt 340 you must also pass thru, Bird In Hand and just north is BlueBall, with Paraddise being just south.

NUMS
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Feb 4, 2009 02:48PM)
Nice.

Now, how do you get from Intercourse to Climax?
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Feb 4, 2009 02:52PM)
Well...You have to go through Hell Michigan first...
G
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Feb 4, 2009 03:29PM)
On I-20 in Louisiana there is a sign for an exit to "Friendship Road" and "Ammunition Plant"...

And a sign in South Carolina:
[img]http://www.3conservatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/prosperity-clinton.JPG[/img]
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Feb 4, 2009 07:19PM)
If you are ever in Newfoundland, you can spend the night in

[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/DildoNewfoundland.jpg/200px-DildoNewfoundland.jpg[/img]

John