Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, June 6, 2019

D-Day +75; Belleau Wood +101

You can read what I wrote ten years ago.

This will probably be the last commemoration where a fair number of the active participants will be in attendance.

In 1918, two Marine battalions joined the Battle of Belleau Wood . The Marine began the battle with the battle cry of SFC Daly, who yelled: "For Christ's sake men—come on! Do you want to live forever?"

The last Marine veteran of the battle, Gene Lee, died fifteen years ago.

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