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The last Medal of Honor recipient to have stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day dies at 92
Daily mail ^ | 2-21-14 | Ryan Gorman

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3rdid; moh; omahabeach; vets; ww2
RIP, Great American.
1 posted on 02/21/2014 12:08:23 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

RIP, thank-you for your service!


2 posted on 02/21/2014 12:10:45 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: TurboZamboni

May he and all his brave comrades rest in peace.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 12:11:25 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Amen.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 12:13:42 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: TurboZamboni

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


5 posted on 02/21/2014 12:14:00 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

Not in June of 1944 he wouldn’t!


6 posted on 02/21/2014 12:18:36 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 12:21:27 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Biggirl

Wahoo! Great man in heaven now!


8 posted on 02/21/2014 12:21:47 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The FCC prohibited it as imperialistic pigdog propaganda.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 12:24:45 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 12:27:53 PM PST by cbvanb
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To: equaviator

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.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 12:35:29 PM PST by stanne
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To: TurboZamboni

We need this type of courage and tenacity to return this country to a form which this beautiful man served.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 12:35:32 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Thank God for him and all of the others like him.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 12:38:47 PM PST by matthew fuller (The GOP is dead- Long Live the TEA Party!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Not one word of this in the Marxist propaganda machine posing as our fair and impartial media here in the US.

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.

14 posted on 02/21/2014 12:38:54 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: TurboZamboni
real heroes.....

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...

15 posted on 02/21/2014 12:43:00 PM PST by cherry
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To: TurboZamboni

Ave atque vale.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 12:43:07 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: cbvanb
what happens when all the good men are gone?.....what then?.....I don't see anything promising from the younger generations....the boys are weaklings and porn addicted and the girls have learned that Hooters is their lives' goal....

a shallow and stupid generation....

17 posted on 02/21/2014 12:45:38 PM PST by cherry
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To: TurboZamboni

92 years.

I’m sure in his last few moments in that landing craft,
he did not believe he would be around for another nine minutes.

RIP.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 12:49:41 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Where? I was just looking at Abc and NBC news all they got is Olympics


19 posted on 02/21/2014 12:54:01 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Saving Private Ryan” did a good job of portraying that.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 12:55:25 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If you read the Daily Mail piece, you can see that they just picked it up from NBC.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 12:56:18 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: TurboZamboni

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?


22 posted on 02/21/2014 12:58:18 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

His brother died on the beach....Ehlers learned of it several days later.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 12:58:26 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 1:03:10 PM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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Men like this are why half-staff was conceived.


             

25 posted on 02/21/2014 1:15:34 PM PST by tomkat
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To: TurboZamboni

Now he's with his true buddies. God bless.

26 posted on 02/21/2014 1:22:08 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


27 posted on 02/21/2014 1:26:09 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: LeonardFMason

True.

I don’t equate anyone in the Senate with a MOH winner.
This guy had stones bigger than all the Senate.


28 posted on 02/21/2014 1:33:53 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

““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.


29 posted on 02/21/2014 1:38:45 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: TurboZamboni

RIP, to a true hero


30 posted on 02/21/2014 1:41:41 PM PST by StoneWall Brigade
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


31 posted on 02/21/2014 2:05:18 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Would you believe it ?

NBC News has a story

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sgt-walter-ehlers-wwii-medal-honor-recipient-dies-92-n34836


32 posted on 02/21/2014 3:00:05 PM PST by re_tail20
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To: stanne

Alrighty then.


33 posted on 02/21/2014 3:42:31 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: re_tail20

No, someone must have hacked the site. The National oBama Channel would never post that story.


34 posted on 02/21/2014 4:20:44 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
New York Times has the story now.
35 posted on 02/21/2014 7:38:40 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

RIP brave hero.


36 posted on 02/21/2014 7:43:19 PM PST by Ciexyz
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