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  1. davet

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    Taking a moment to think of those brave men and give thanks

    I can't imagine stepping off that landing craft

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    . They never show this one, nurses comeing ashore to treat wounded, God Bless them.

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    Always remember, never forget and make sure you instill that thought in at least one person of the next generation.
    Regards,
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    Goggle ignores D-Day. Doesn't surprise me. A Sargent from Louisiana fitted a tree cuttin blade on Tanks because the Hedgerows exposed the underbelly of the tanks, thereby they could plow right thru them. Media will ignore this Memorable Day. Son jumped with the Old Timers for the 50th anniversity.

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    If you want to understand the ultimate success on D-Day, read Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Crusade In Europe." It isn't very well written; the General wrote it himself. It is grinding and ponderous in places. But the drift is, Ike and his staff had a savage appetite for excruciating details, millions and millions of them. These extended through every possible consideration of logistics, equipment, weather, strategy and timing, into mind-blowing considerations not just of the personalities and blind spots of the enemy leadership but of all of the character traits of their allies, military and civilian leadership. Eisenhower didn't just do this work, he bathed in it, he buried himself in it. If it weren't the world in balance, it would have been insane. And then the whole invasion had to be put on the edge of iffy weather. Astonishing individual.

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    Stand Tall, Boys!

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    My great uncle Ernie (Ernest Teckman) crossed Utah Beach 72 years ago today as a 26 year old Technical Sergeant (equivalent to a Sergeant First Class today) and fought across Europe until the very end with a Purple Heart and a Silver Star in his service record. He was also a pipe smoker who converted to cigarettes during the war.

    May he rest in God's Blessed Peace.

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    Denver Brocs take Presidents attention today, he has missed 4 or 5 memorial ceremony's , I'm like the man who shouts I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE.

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    I always lift a toast to those who died on D-Day and to those who survived and went on to other battles. I try to visit the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on Memorial Day but couldn't make it this year. Incidentally, the museum was originally named the D-Day Museum. If you ever find your self in New Orleans go spend the day there and pay the extra to sit through "Beyond all Boundaries". It's a 4-D experience that's well worth the money (they even make it freaking snow inside the theatre.). I also enjoyed

    They also have Final Misson: The USS Tang Experience where you get to take part in a simulation of the Tang's final misson.

    There is even a special exhibit honoring the Merchant Marines.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
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    The USS Tang Experience where you get to take part in a simulation of the Tang's final misson.

    One of the best books I've read, Clear The Bridge, about the USS Tang and it's patrols.

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    Remembering the men who fought and died to establish a toehold in France, that led to victory over one of the most evil regimes in history.

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    Google's search engine routinely has animated little scenes to commemorate stuff. Famous events, famous people's birthdays, and so forth.

    Today, D-Day was ignored.

    Fairly recently, this person was honored:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Kochiyama

    (Be sure to read the details of her activities, not just scan the article.)

    It is becoming clearer by the day that he who controls discourse on the Internet will soon control the world. Further, that massive resources to that end are already being deployed.

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    In a 2003 interview, she expressed admiration and support for Osama bin Laden, saying "...I consider Osama bin Laden as one of the people that I admire.

    On June 6, 2014, the White House honored Kochiyama on its website for dedicating "her life to the pursuit of social justice, not only for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, but all communities of color."[

    Okay

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    He who learns history from the internet is destined to be an idiot.

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    I'm simply disgusted with the news media. I'm retired and have been home all day and I did not hear one, not ONE mention about D-Day on the T.V., and or the radio! All I heard all day was about Muhammad Ali (who refused to serve) so it's quite obvious that the news media considers him more important than the thousands of those who gave their lives 72 years ago. My father (God Bless his soul) got as far as St. Lo before he lost his face (literally) and both of his eyes.

    My apologies for what should be considered a solemn day for all Americans, but... FUCK THE NEWS MEDIA!

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    [/quote]All I heard all day was about Muhammad Ali (who refused to serve) [quote]

    I copied this from elsewhere;
    Draft Dodger, Lifelong critic of the United States of America and its Armed forces, Lifelong member of a religious organization that preaches hate for the Caucasian race, Outspoken supporter of Islamic Wahhabisim, Lifelong financial supporter of Louis Farrakhan, Lifelong adulterer, Financial supporter of the Black Lives Movement, Outspoken critic of the existence of the State of Israel and made countless comments as too the evil of the Jewish religion and Jews, A one time financial supporter of the PLO and friend of Yassir Arafat. I guess I need some help in understanding why this man is being defined and memorialized as a National Hero???[quote]

    A lot of coverage of D Day here in Canada, it hasn't completely gone to shit here yet... YET.

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    Please, lets not make this a discussion about Muhammad Ali as I only used his name to make a point about the absurdity and ignorance of the news media.

    A lot of coverage of D Day here in Canada, it hasn't completely gone to shit here yet.

    Well, at least it's good to hear that at least the Canadian news media doesn't have their collective heads up their ass'.

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    Shame on me for forgetting all about this historic day and thank you for posting! Truly an epic event in history for freedom.

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    The U.S. Coast Guard was at Normandy also. Many of the landing craft was Coast Guard Manned and a flotilla of 60 83-foot cutters rescued 1500 allied soldiers from the water and transported them to safety.
    http://www.uscg.mil/history/articles/h_normandy.asp

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    I found this line particularly interesting. The CGC-24 stood by the HMS Albatross for two days and acted as a courier, including "fetching an officer's pipe" and transporting personnel. Despite these minor SNAFUs, most of the cutters were well used and spent the day pulling British and Canadian soldiers and sailors from the channel.

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    Davet:

    A very sincere thank you for starting this thread today.

    I've said several prayers these past few days for the souls of those young men who parachuted into the Cotentin Peninsula and all the warfighters scrambling off their landing craft onto the Juno, Gold, Sword, Utah and Omaha beaches - as well as every sailor, airman, meteorologist,logistics specialist and cook who supported the invasion.

    June 6th is one of my very personal high holy days, Davet.

    You Canadians always remember better than us Yanks. (We weren't in the Great War long enough to experience the losses you suffered.)

    Kindest regards,

    Fnord

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    My Dad was a junior officer aboard a Large, Stationary Target in the European Theatre. Unfortunately he died before I could extract more than the most cursory details of his service.

    Thanks, Dave, for the thread.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 2 years ago #

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