It got swamped by other news. But I saw it. I read the story of a kind of lucky guy. His mother died during his birth. He lived poorly young. He was in Normandy and fought through all or much of the war in Europe. He ended making a career out of photography and is somewhat famous for it. Then he appears to have survived covid19 at 97. Tony Vaccaro.
I still remember as a kid seeing my aunt Thelma's Steel Pot with Red Cross Markings, the liner and just how heavy they were....still had her M1936 Musette bag as well...she was a Lt. Surgical Nurse and after serving in England would volunteer for Combat Duty in the Pacific and end up in the Burma theatre!! My dad went in in 45 in the Army and would eventually go to Germany then got discharged and served in the Merchant Marine(thats were I got my Navy Bug)!! I come from a small home town and one of my friends was a pilot on a C47 sending in the first wave of the 101st at Normandy! My High School Athletic Director was John Naioti who, unknown to we students, was a Navigator on a B17 flying 31 missions over Holland and Gernmany from 44 -45(saw his Obit and researched his service through some digging)....what they all had in common was they never talked about it, but when they did their eyes would well up with tears....VE Day has a special place for my family and for all those whose Dads, Aunts, Uncles, brothers, etc who served and came home...and those who didn't.....they saved the world!!
Not having had bombs rain down in the streets of NYC, we may view it thru a different lens than do Europeans.
And you're right, it still wasn't over for us as a country. Still, I'm sure it was glorious news for everyone!
I'm real close to just holding my breath praying for their success.
Not to jinx the mission, but there's little commentary on the hazards faced by Behnken and Hurley,
who are flippantly being referred to as "Bob & Doug" by the video commentators.
I am in remembrance of our seventeen...
Well after a long winter I finally took the hellcat out of storage. I checked the oil the tire pressure etc. and now I’ve got to clean it and then tomorrow supposed to be another nice day will take it for a ride.
Well it is called Union Station. So I'm plugging these shows (unseen) on Grant having actually slogged my way through the 1000 page tome of the same name by Chernow. It was in fact a good read but it's not easy to stick with it after the well known exciting bits. (Literally started it at...
DIVORCE versus MURDER
A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist; looked straight into his eyes, and said,
"I'd like to buy some cyanide."
The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"
The lady replied, "I need it to poison my...
I'm a member of the Society of the First Infantry Division and recently got an email from them which I have pasted here. I don't know what your plans are nor have I checked this out before, but it may be worth a look. Go to the website to check it out.
Every year on Memorial Day, we...