Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Gen. Patton ~ July 30, 2007
Posted on 07/29/2007 5:00:47 PM PDT by StarCMC
Come read about one of the greatest US Military heroes of all time!! I’ll be back to visit after dinner!
Patton if he was alive today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyUX6wV1lBQ
Oh well, 2nd.
Hi Star! *HUGS* How are you?
I wonder how General Patten would feel that 60 years internet poster like Freeper be photoshop him with Karl Rove Looter guy Baghdad Bob Dubya Cheney AND ME
Screw it Monk
He was the real deal.
This Day in U.S. Military History July 30
1964 - At about midnight, six “Swifts,” special torpedo boats used by the South Vietnamese for covert raids, attack the islands of Hon Me and Hon Ngu in the Tonkin Gulf. Although unable to land any commandos, the boats fired on island installations. Radar and radio transmissions were monitored by an American destroyer, the USS Maddox, which was stationed about 120 miles away. The South Vietnamese attacks were part of a covert operation called Oplan 34A, which involved raids by South Vietnamese commandos operating under American orders against North Vietnamese coastal and island installations. Although American forces were not directly involved in the actual raids, U.S. Navy ships were on station to conduct electronic surveillance and monitor North Vietnamese defense responses under another program, Operation De Soto. The Oplan 34A attacks played a major role in events that led to what became known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. On August 2, North Vietnamese patrol boats attacked the Maddox, which had been conducting a De Soto mission in the area. Two days after the first attack, there was another incident that still remains unclear. The Maddox, joined by destroyer USS C. Turner Joy, engaged what were thought at the time to be more attacking North Vietnamese patrol boats. Although it was questionable whether the second attack actually happened or not, the incident provided the rationale for retaliatory air attacks against the North Vietnamese and the subsequent Tonkin Gulf Resolution. The resolution became the basis for the initial escalation of the war in Vietnam and ultimately the insertion of U.S. combat troops into the area.
I totally agree. We need another one just like him. Maybe the next generation will produce one.
Just heard from my boy tonite! I’d stayed home from church because I wasn’t feeling good and I guess this was supposed to be!
We didn’t get to talk long, just long enough to hear about the TWO week delay in his group getting started, the shots, the haircuts and what to send and not to send and to tell him I loved him.
He sounded good and is already irritated at some of the guys because they won’t listen to instructions!
About 70 years overdue, but worth the wait, eh?
Funny, though a bit long.
July 30, 2007
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights. James 1:17
At a wedding I attended, the brides grandfather quoted from memory a moving selection of Scripture about the relationship of husband and wife. Then a friend of the couple read Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare. The minister conducting the ceremony used a phrase from that sonnet to illustrate the kind of love that should characterize a Christian marriage: Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. The poet is saying that true love does not change with circumstances.
The minister noted the many changes this couple would experience during their life together, including health and the inevitable effects of age. Then he challenged them to cultivate the true biblical love that neither falters nor fails in spite of the alterations that would surely come their way.
As I witnessed the joy and excitement of this young couple, a verse came to mind from James: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (1:17). God never changes, and neither does His love for us. We are recipients of a perfect love from our heavenly Father, who has loved us with an everlasting love (Jer. 31:3).
We are called to accept His unfailing love, to allow it to shape our lives, and to extend it to others.
MG George S Patton III retired in the late 70s at Ft Knox, KY.