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John Eisenhower, Historian and Ike's Son, Dies
AP via ABC News ^ | December 21, 2013 | Douglass K. Daniel

Posted on 12/21/2013 8:17:55 PM PST by EveningStar

John S.D. Eisenhower, the son of a five-star general turned president who forged his own career in the U.S. Army and then chronicled the history of the American military in numerous books, died Saturday. He was 91.

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1 posted on 12/21/2013 8:17:55 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

may the angels sing him home


2 posted on 12/21/2013 8:22:58 PM PST by Nifster
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To: EveningStar
Ike was a good man and I'm willing to assume that the same was true of his sons.A couple of years ago,while on I-70 in Kansas,I came upon signs for Ike's birthplace and Library.I stopped for a couple hours and wish I had stayed longer.Impressive to say the least.
3 posted on 12/21/2013 8:27:01 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: EveningStar

Family relationships, genealogy if you will, connects us more closely than we all realize. We are but a scant 10 generations or so from the founding of this country. I can remember my great grandfather, who theoretically could remember HIS grandfather, who dated from the eighteenth century.


4 posted on 12/21/2013 8:28:01 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Gay State Conservative

Thats funny. He was born in north texas.


5 posted on 12/21/2013 8:29:25 PM PST by annelizly
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To: Nifster

Father and son served the nation well. I hope that there are more like them in the family line.


6 posted on 12/21/2013 8:30:39 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: annelizly

yep, on October 14th


7 posted on 12/21/2013 8:32:59 PM PST by advertising guy (givin Iran, an oil producing country, billions, is like givin Texas cattle cause they can grow hay)
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To: EveningStar
His outstanding book, The Bitter Woods shed new light on the Battle of the Bulge which allowed a lot of brave men to finally be recognized for the courageous actions they performed during the battle. After his book came out, many historians realized that the actions along the "Northern Shoulder" of the Bulge was key to the Americans stopping the German attack.
8 posted on 12/21/2013 8:33:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: annelizly; Gay State Conservative
A couple of years ago,while on I-70 in Kansas,I came upon signs for Ike's birthplace and Library.I stopped for a couple hours and wish I had stayed longer.Impressive to say the least.

Thats funny. He was born in north texas.

Hmmm. Maybe your weren't really in Kansas anymore, GSC. Something not right ;-)

9 posted on 12/21/2013 8:34:05 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
.A couple of years ago,while on I-70 in Kansas,I came upon signs for Ike's birthplace

Go back and ask for a refund. Then drive North on US 75 from Dallas toward the Oklahoma line to get to where you want to go.

10 posted on 12/21/2013 8:38:38 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Gay State Conservative

Ike was a great general in his time. He was no friend of Joe McCarthy, however. He folded as a President.


11 posted on 12/21/2013 8:38:46 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: EveningStar

So far from God is one of the best books on Military History I have ever read. I highly recommend it. May the Angels welcome him with open arms.


12 posted on 12/21/2013 8:55:50 PM PST by CyberSpartacus
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To: Gay State Conservative

Visit the Eisenhower farm at Gettsyburg. A tour of the house and grounds, left me with some lasting impressions of the man.The Ike I have in mind was much like many retired army colonels of the “Brown shoe” era. Strong-willed, intellectually tough, and plain in their tastes.


13 posted on 12/21/2013 8:58:28 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Jane Long

I know he was raised in kansas. But born in denison, tx. I toured the house. Awesome to see. Ended hislife on his farm in gettysburg ,pa. Just learned that this summer when we visited there. The man got around!


14 posted on 12/21/2013 9:00:03 PM PST by annelizly
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To: annelizly

Ike Eisenhower’s family were members of a pacifist sect; they moved from Penn. to Texas to avoid the civil war. After Ike was born, ironically he applied to West Point for its free education.

His mother remained a pacifist all during WWI, passing out leaflets, etc. It is possible that the reason he was never sent overseas during that war is because he was considered suspect by government—pacifism, German ancestry, etc.

Had he not returned to the states from the Philippines, he might have ended up with Gen. Wainwright’s job—surrendering; and been stuck in a prison camp for the next four years.

Instead...


15 posted on 12/21/2013 9:11:34 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


16 posted on 12/21/2013 9:12:33 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: EveningStar

From the Wiki Article: “A lifelong Republican, Eisenhower became independent and voted for Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, citing dissatisfaction with Republican incumbent George W. Bush’s management of U.S. foreign policy.[8]”

What the hell does this have to do with his life?


17 posted on 12/21/2013 9:17:22 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

That’s a big black mark, voting for a traitor. Perhaps due to senility.


18 posted on 12/21/2013 9:25:26 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: EveningStar
I have an excellent book of his on the December 1944 Ardennes offensive:

The Bitter Woods: The Battle of the Bulge
http://www.amazon.com/The-Bitter-Woods-Battle-Bulge/dp/0306806525/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387689676&sr=8-1&keywords=the+bitter+woods

I consider it a must-have for any student of the Ardennes campaign.

On this date in 1944 (69 years ago), the poor German bastards had been drawn into the 101st Airborne's clever Bastogne trap, and had them surrounded.

19 posted on 12/21/2013 9:27:37 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: EveningStar

bttt


20 posted on 12/21/2013 9:28:34 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: annelizly

His family went to Denison TX and failed in a business, if I recall correctly, and he was born at this time. The family went back to Abilene, Kansas shortly thereafter. I’ve toured the home there in Abilene. He and his wife Mamie are buried on the grounds there.


21 posted on 12/21/2013 9:31:20 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: fhayek
I can remember my great grandfather, who theoretically could remember HIS grandfather, who dated from the eighteenth century.

My mother's uncle, as a boy, climbed a telegraph pole to watch Lincoln's funeral procession pass buy in Upstate NY.

22 posted on 12/21/2013 9:42:02 PM PST by PGR88
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To: FlingWingFlyer
His outstanding book, The Bitter Woods shed new light on the Battle of the Bulge which allowed a lot of brave men to finally be recognized for the courageous actions they performed during the battle. After his book came out, many historians realized that the actions along the "Northern Shoulder" of the Bulge was key to the Americans stopping the German attack.

Yes, great book (see my post #19). I'll have to check it for a mention of Lieutenant Lyle "Failboy" Bouck, who believed for a significant portion of his life that his command of his I&R infantry platoon was a failure, because his 18 men were only able to hold off and delay an entire German Panzer Army for a day.

Battle of Lanzerath Ridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lanzerath_Ridge

Lyle Bouck
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyle_Bouck

Lyle "Unbelievable Bad-ass" Bouck just turned 90.

23 posted on 12/21/2013 9:42:33 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: PGR88

That’s just what I mean. American history spans just over the living memory of two or three lifetimes. It is just the twinkling of an eye compared to the totality of human existence. Maybe an anomaly. Great story. I love those kind of things. I read Bill James. He wrote in the nineties that there might still be people alive that saw Cap Anson play.


24 posted on 12/21/2013 9:47:34 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Gay State Conservative
I went to Johns Hopkins, where the library was the Milton Eisenhower (Ike's brother) collection.

It contained all of Ike's papers.

I was not a history buff at the time, but NOW I'd like to have a look at them.

Back then the papers were under lock and key.

I remember the door leading to the goods.

Wish I was more "curious".

I'll never get so close again.

25 posted on 12/21/2013 11:27:44 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: fella
BTW, what ever happened to (Camp David) David Eisenhower?

Seems like EVERY election cycle we're treated to what ever Eisenhower grandchild "thinks" about the republican party.

And it's ALWAYS how "awful" the modern day republicans are.

26 posted on 12/21/2013 11:32:56 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: kiryandil
"On this date in 1944 (69 years ago), the poor German bastards had been drawn into the 101st Airborne's clever Bastogne trap, and had them surrounded. "

True enough, one would suppose. What doesn't get much talk now is that on this date in 1944, the 28th Division, PA national guard, had already been pretty much destroyed in action while delaying the Nazi advance east of Bastogne.

If it hadn't been for the sacrifice made by the 28th and few other divisions against an entire German army corps, there wouldn't have been a Bastogne for the 101st to defend.

27 posted on 12/21/2013 11:47:11 PM PST by OKSooner ("Like, cosmic, man.")
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To: annelizly
Thats funny. He was born in north texas.

And even funnier, despite having just won the biggest war in recorded history, Ike didn't have a birth certificate until it was an October surprise (Wednesday, October 1, 1952).

http://www.sonorannews.com/archives/2010/100922/frontpage_Ike.html

28 posted on 12/21/2013 11:53:24 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: kiryandil
Suggested reading on the opening days of The Bulge:

"To Save Bastogne", Robert Phillips:

http://www.amazon.com/Save-Bastogne-Robert-F-Phillips/dp/0812829077/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387698685&sr=1-1&keywords=to+save+bastogne

"Alamo in the Ardennes: The Untold Story of the American Soldiers Who Made the Defense of Bastogne Possible ", John C. McManus:

http://www.amazon.com/Alamo-Ardennes-American-Soldiers-Bastogne/dp/0471739057/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387698783&sr=1-1&keywords=alamo+in+the+ardennes

29 posted on 12/21/2013 11:54:05 PM PST by OKSooner ("Like, cosmic, man.")
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To: fhayek
"American history spans just over the living memory of two or three lifetimes."

Along those same lines, the last known "Civil War" widow died in 2008. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maudie_Hopkins

30 posted on 12/22/2013 12:38:49 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Rebelbase

That’s the kind of obvious crap that Leftist history types stick in Wikipedia. Think about how much goes unnoticed.


31 posted on 12/22/2013 3:33:40 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Rebelbase

Ignore my previous, I was thinking Ike, not son of Ike. This is why I try not to post before coffee.


32 posted on 12/22/2013 3:35:36 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Ike was born in Dennison, Texas, not Kansas although his library is in Kansas.


33 posted on 12/22/2013 4:45:22 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: annelizly

Ike was born in Denison, Texas but Abilene Kansas was his boyhood home until he went to West Point. He considered himself a Kansan.


34 posted on 12/22/2013 7:08:59 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: boop
It contained all of Ike's papers.

Doubt that since the Eisenhower library is also in Abilene.
35 posted on 12/22/2013 7:12:06 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Old Yeller

In Abilene: Eisenhower Museum, Eisenhower Library, Boyhood home, Final resting place of Ike, Mamie, and an infant child. All in one location. Then over at the Abilene cemetery are the graves of his parents.


36 posted on 12/22/2013 7:15:58 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: CondorFlight
It is possible that the reason he was never sent overseas during that war is because he was considered suspect by government—pacifism, German ancestry, etc.

Nothing to do with it. Early in the war, he was charged with organizing and training the US Army's first tank brigade which was located at Camp Colt, located on the Gettysburg battlefield. Ike was later given orders to go to France but the Armistice was signed before he got there.

37 posted on 12/22/2013 9:07:37 AM PST by Ditto
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To: boop
David Eisenhower
38 posted on 12/22/2013 10:00:28 AM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: CondorFlight
Ike Eisenhower’s family were members of a pacifist sect; they moved from Penn. to Texas to avoid the civil war.

Not true. Ike's ancestors lived in Pennsylvania since the mid 1700's. Ike's father moved from Pennsylvania to Kansas in 1880. He was a college educated engineer and owned a General Store in Kansas, which went bankrupt. He moved to Texas in 1889 where Ike was born in 1890. The family returned to Kansas in 1892 when Ike was still a toddler.

39 posted on 12/22/2013 10:28:43 AM PST by Ditto
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To: PGR88

As a kid in 1960, I attended the Boy Scout Jamboree in Colorado Springs, and still remember Ike’s drive-thru for all the lads. He was sitting atop the back seat of an open convertible like you might see in one of today’s parades down Main Street.


40 posted on 12/22/2013 10:36:35 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: PGR88

Thanks for sharing, I love family history stories like that. During the Civil War, some Confederate cavalry under Col. John Hunt Morgan invaded Indiana and Ohio. During what became known as Morgan’s Raid some Confederate soldiers camped out on my ancestors farm. They were generally well behaved, but they did help themselves to the smokehouse, according to family tradition. Col. Morgan would be captured, escape and return to duty, and then be killed in combat before the war ended.


41 posted on 12/22/2013 3:52:33 PM PST by rdl6989
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