[It's] all the more staggering when you realize that more people were killed in the rehearsal for the landing at Utah beach than were killed in the actual landing at Utah beach. - Giles Milton April 28, 2012
posted on 04/29/2012 11:10:49 AM PDT
by Forgotten Amendments
(Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
Rush has mentioned this incident a few times over the years and he has repeatedly referred to it as a “training accident.” Always grates my nerves.
posted on 04/29/2012 11:22:28 AM PDT
(Real presidents don't bow.)
On the other hand, the rehearsal might be one of the reasons the D-Day casualties were lighter than predicted.
posted on 04/29/2012 11:42:01 AM PDT
I had forgotten all about that.Very,very sad story.The Greatest Generation.
posted on 04/29/2012 12:07:42 PM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
My father was injured during this training. Blown eardrums from the shells landing too near.
Due to secrecy, he was barely patched up and several from his unit were sent to Attu or Atak in the Aleutians.
He actually hated that he could not land on Normandy due to this snafu.
Became a communications officer as a result, allowing him to survive the war and join the AF when it was created.
posted on 04/29/2012 12:27:10 PM PDT
by texas booster
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The very definition of FUBAR.
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