“The freedom I live with and enjoy was established in their blood. They didn't even know me, but they were paying a debt for generations to come.” Marcus Brotherton, A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us
“Sergent Earl Hale sent us out to get transportation. We went out to look for what we could find. We came across Hitler's car, but it had no wheels. We found a bus, but it wouldn't start. We saw a fire truck and took that. On the way back to camp we had a wonderful … Continue reading HITLER’S CAR HAD NO WHEELS
“The only course open is to pledge myself to the cause of making sure that the things he died for are not forgotten.” Marcus Brotherton, A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us
“One of the five new replacements went right on guard duty. He was hit in the neck within forty-five minutes. I don't know if he lived, but he never did come back. His war was pretty short. Don Bond” Marcus Brotherton, We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers
“...I was there when we opened the gates. Some of these poor wretches running out were so emaciated they actually died from the excitement of being liberated. I saw it happen several times. These people in the camps – they were like walking skeletons. You could see all their bones. The gates opened and the … Continue reading I’M FREE!
“Liebgott stuck the Luger between the mayor’s eyes and pulled the trigger. The Luger misfired. Right when it clicked, this German went off running down the road. Speirs said, ‘Shoot him.’ One of our men shot and missed. I shot about thirty feet over the mayor’s head. Another man brought him down. I won’t say … Continue reading I WON’T SAY WHO
One of the side benefits of writing World War II stories is the opportunity to stand next to one of the dwindling number of veterans who were there, who witnessed the war up close and personal, and who are here to remind us about the war’s purpose. James Stockton is one of those veterans. He […] … Continue reading REBLOG: Shimpai Nai (No Worry) — Gone for a Soldier
[ad_1] Daryl Weathers remembers making an attempt to drag males from the ocean off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the one World Struggle II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the strict off the usAbner Learn, additionally coated lots of […] … Continue reading REBLOG: Survivor of newly discovered WWII shipwreck: ‘So many’ to rescue — Satoshi Nakamoto Blog