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2014-01-05 -Land of the Free
"Unconscious" Army Ranger Salutes His Commander
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Posted by Omavising Ebbemp9815 2014-01-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [596 views ]  Top

#1 ...what makes this kind of man who can reach out from the darkness and give dutiful respect..?
Posted by Uncle Phester 2014-01-05 15:21||   2014-01-05 15:21|| Front Page Top

#2 I can think of people to whom I can link this.
The result would be blank looks.
Two nations.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2014-01-05 17:33||   2014-01-05 17:33|| Front Page Top

#3 I got some dust in my eyes, that's why there's water coming out of em.
Posted by OldSpook 2014-01-05 18:00||   2014-01-05 18:00|| Front Page Top

#4 There is something about the title "Soldier" to some men. On D-Day with the winds gusting and waves high off the Normandy beaches, the LSTs dropped their ramps and tanks out fitted with floating skirts went off the end of the ramp into the deep water with tank after tank sinking after being swamped by the high waves. But having been ordered to go into battle, American tank crew after American tanks crew, even after seeing all the other tanks sink into the deep waters, went off the end of the ramps without hesitation. (And one or two eventually did make it to the beach to support the infrantry under fire.)
Posted by Omavising Ebbemp9815 2014-01-05 19:30||   2014-01-05 19:30|| Front Page Top

#5 Ref D-Day tanks.
Most of that battalion was lost. The Coasties crewing the LSTs of the other battalion, seeing the catastrophe, ran in closer, taking hits, to get their guys off in calmer water.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2014-01-05 22:09||   2014-01-05 22:09|| Front Page Top

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