View Full Version : I visited Joe Louis' grave yesterday


La_Vibora
06-21-2009, 10:22 AM
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/607/jlou.jpg

For those that don't, the US buried him in Arlington cemetery, which is essentially a military cementary, and ironically in his death finally gave recognition for what he had done for America during his time in the service. RIP Champ! Top 3 heavyweight of all time imo. Wish that I was old enough to see him fight live.

JAB5239
06-21-2009, 10:39 AM
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/607/jlou.jpg

For those that don't, the US buried him in Arlington cemetery, which is essentially a military cementary, and ironically in his death finally gave recognition for what he had done for America during his time in the service. RIP Champ! Top 3 heavyweight of all time imo. Wish that I was old enough to see him fight live.

In my opinion the greatest heavyweight ever. Thats pretty cool you went to his grave.:fing02:

Ziggy Stardust
06-21-2009, 12:56 PM
It's funny, I only live 20 miles away from it but I haven't been to Arlington National Cemetary in years.

Poet

La_Vibora
06-21-2009, 01:14 PM
In my opinion the greatest heavyweight ever. Thats pretty cool you went to his grave.:fing02:

Thanks, I also went to see Dempsey's grave in New York as well since I have a relative who was buried at the same cemetery.

mickey malone
06-21-2009, 05:51 PM
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/607/jlou.jpg

For those that don't, the US buried him in Arlington cemetery, which is essentially a military cementary, and ironically in his death finally gave recognition for what he had done for America during his time in the service. RIP Champ! Top 3 heavyweight of all time imo. Wish that I was old enough to see him fight live.
No1 for me..! Been to the States 3 times & never did that...
Regards & Respect "old boy" Top of the morning!!!!

CCobra
06-22-2009, 04:37 PM
This is excellent. He is the greatest Heavyweight of all time in my opinion.

The Surgeon
06-22-2009, 05:00 PM
Thats pretty awsum man, love Joe Louis, named my son after him, well his middle name! 2nd Favourite fighter ever

Kelly Robinson
06-22-2009, 05:20 PM
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/607/jlou.jpg

For those that don't, the US buried him in Arlington cemetery, which is essentially a military cementary, and ironically in his death finally gave recognition for what he had done for America during his time in the service. RIP Champ! Top 3 heavyweight of all time imo. Wish that I was old enough to see him fight live.

Thanks for sharing that.

phallus
06-22-2009, 09:59 PM
In my opinion the greatest heavyweight ever. Thats pretty cool you went to his grave.:fing02:

This is excellent. He is the greatest Heavyweight of all time in my opinion.

in my opinion, joe louis is the greatest ever also.... good thread

Brunswick Assassin
06-25-2009, 07:54 AM
In my opinion the greatest heavyweight ever. Thats pretty cool you went to his grave.:fing02:

Without a doubt! Add Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott and Jack Dempsey to the list also.

bodyshot
06-25-2009, 08:04 AM
The reason I'm boxing fan right here. My grandfather wouldn't shut up about him...

alza1988
06-25-2009, 08:04 AM
Nice pic .Here's a doc u might be interested in
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling - a history (part 1 of 9)
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▀ringer
06-25-2009, 08:32 AM
Joe also gets my nod as the #1 greatest Heavyweight of All Time.

Such an amazing fighter, and such an amazing human being as well.

His life was over years before mine even began.

But over the years I've been privledged enough to see many of his fights, and watch documentaries and biographical films about him.

Through that, I felt like maybe I got to know who he was. Maybe, just a little.

A true American hero, that man. And an exemplary figure for any man to look up to.

-CANE-
06-25-2009, 09:24 AM
A true great in and out of the ring.