Skip to comments.The last Medal of Honor recipient to have stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day dies at 92
Posted on 02/21/2014 12:08:23 PM PST by TurboZamboni
Ehlers was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on June 9 and 10, 1944, according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. He repeatedly led his men against heavily defended enemy strong points exposing himself to deadly hostile fire whenever the situation required heroic and courageous leadership. Ehlers heroically defended his unit from withering machine gun fire and mortars, personally killing at least seven Nazi soldiers, taking out multiple enemy positions
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RIP, thank-you for your service!
May he and all his brave comrades rest in peace.
Thomas Sowell, the former USMC photographer, might have told him to not fight a battle he could not win, like he’s telling Ted Cruz to do with his case
Not in June of 1944 he wouldn’t!
And of course it’s reported in the foreign press. Not one word of this in the Marxist propaganda machine posing as our fair and impartial media here in the US.
Wahoo! Great man in heaven now!
The FCC prohibited it as imperialistic pigdog propaganda.
I’m grateful that so many men like this lived long lives after suffering so much hell. I hope they knew peace, they certainly earned it.
No, I know. Was thinking about these wonderful guys after reading Sowell’s plea to Cruz to run away.
God Bless this fine soldier. He’ll be with his brothers now.
We need this type of courage and tenacity to return this country to a form which this beautiful man served.
Thank God for him and all of the others like him.
You might want to actually look before you say things like that. A quick search finds it covered on The NBC And ABC websites, in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Orange County Register, the Seattle Post Intelligencer and several others.
but what I think is that my own dear WW2 vet parents would be distraught if they were alive today at what our American people have done.....so they're in a blessed and better place now as is this fine gentleman...
Ave atque vale.
a shallow and stupid generation....
I’m sure in his last few moments in that landing craft,
he did not believe he would be around for another nine minutes.
Where? I was just looking at Abc and NBC news all they got is Olympics
“Saving Private Ryan” did a good job of portraying that.
If you read the Daily Mail piece, you can see that they just picked it up from NBC.
Aside from Christ on his way to Calvary,
have there ever been any other men who were
so certain they were about to give up their
lives for others?
His brother died on the beach....Ehlers learned of it several days later.
Bummer. MOH recpients are the very best of us. There was a time when a grateful nation looked upon these men in awe and thankfulness. There are many excellent books(nothing by Brokaw or Rather) that detail some of the heroics of our MOH winners. What some of these men did for their fellow soldiers is beyond words. Learning about it from the DM is a kick in the balls and an indictment of our leftist media.
Now he's with his true buddies. God bless.
My Dad was there on that beach those same days. He earned a bronze star, a silver star, and a purple heart. They may have even been in the same unit.
I don’t equate anyone in the Senate with a MOH winner.
This guy had stones bigger than all the Senate.
“Saving Private Ryan did a good job of portraying that.”
My Dad died long before that movie came out, but when I first saw it was like he wrote the script. He told me what it was like, and watching it was like seeing his words played out.
It really was kinda spooky, right down to the guys puking on the ride in the landing craft.
RIP, to a true hero
I remember him saying his brother had been killed in Italy just before D Day and how determined it had made him. We can only wonder where we get such fine men s those who fought and beat the Axis.
Would you believe it ?
NBC News has a story
No, someone must have hacked the site. The National oBama Channel would never post that story.
RIP brave hero.