Category: World War II

Old Sarge: The Day Freedom Slammed into Hitler’s Atlantic Wall

Posted by in American History, World War II

The fate of the Free World hung in the balance, as about 180,000 Americans, British, Canadians, and Free French slammed themselves against Hitler’s Atlantic Wall and the most disciplined and ruthless army in history.

Patriotism and Involuntary Service

Posted by in Military Interests, World War II

He never complained about his long, involuntary service in the Army, but he never talked about it either. To him it was part of life, something you did because you were born in and grew up in this country.

The Mesa County “Veterans Remember” Project

Posted by in Veterans, World War II

The “Veterans Remember Project” is a collection of stories and memories from World War II, with those from Korea and Vietnam to follow.

Could Millennials be the Next “Greatest Generation?”

Posted by in National Defense, National Security, World War II

They also say Americans are sick of war. That America has no stomach for boots on the ground. They say America can’t afford to defend itself. Hopefully, America’s youth will never have to liberate Paris again. But, it would be unwise to assume that this generation could not.

Though 70 Years Have Passed, The Legacy of D-Day Remains

Posted by in American History, National Defense, World War II

In many ways, D-Day was America’s battle. Every branch of the armed forces fought during the invasion of Normandy. The Navy delivered the troops. The (Army) Air Force took command of the sky. Sixty U.S. Coast Guard cutters provided search and rescue. Even a handful of Marines were on hand. And 160,000 GIs hit the beaches.

Remember the Japanese War on Oregon?

Posted by in History, Veterans, World War II

The Japanese bombs tumbled from the small seaplane and impacted the forests, the pilot circled once and spotted fire around the impact point. He executed an 180 degree turn and headed back to the submarine.

The Boys who became Men Because of Dachau

Posted by in Veterans, World War II

My father’s unit was one of the units that was tasked to bring food and medical supplies to the former prisoners, who were still dying at the rate of more than 100 a day after the liberation. The sights our men saw sickened even hardened combat veterans, and men who had been tough soldiers for years openly wept.

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