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  • DEC. 22 - Battle of the Bulge-the largest, bloodiest WWII battle on Europe's western front

    12/22/2013 8:58:40 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies ^ | December 22, 2013 | William J. Federer
    The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle during World War II on Europe's western front, with casualties of 81,000 Americans and 100,00 Germans. It began at the end of 1944 when National Socialist Workers Party amassed three armies for an enormous attack against the Allies in the Ardennes Forest. eneral Eisenhower stated in his order, DECEMBER 22, 1944: "By rushing out from his fixed defenses the enemy may give us the chance to turn his great gamble into his worst defeat. So I call upon every man, of all the Allies, to rise now to new...
  • Ike's Son Remembers George S. Patton Jr.

    12/22/2013 10:26:40 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 23 replies
    American Heritage Magazine ^ | Summer 2012 | John D. Eisenhower
    <p>On the morning of December 19, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower strode into the gloomy school building in Verdun that housed the main headquarters of General Omar Bradley’s Twelfth Army Group. He had called a meeting of all the senior commanders under Bradley. More than just the building was gloomy; the weather outside was a dark gray, and the tactical situation facing the American Army in Europe was also dark. Adolf Hitler’s gigantic Ardennes counteroffensive had been launched three days before, and German Gen. Hasso von Manteuffels’s Fifth Panzer Army was about to surround the all-important road junction at Bastogne. The news had reached the United States, and near panic reigned from across the ocean.</p>
  • America Fails the ‘Global Test’

    10/07/2004 10:25:48 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 23 replies · 2,600+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 9 October 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Before we get rolling on John Kerry’s commitment to a “global test” for American foreign policy, let’s take a look at the latest giant leap for mankind that took place over the Mojave Desert in California this week. The two events are related, in a curious way. SpaceShipOne was an ugly duckling, designed by Burt Rutan for the precise purpose of winning the Ansari X Prize of $10 million. A generation from now, no one will remember the name of the prize, only the fact of the first private, entrepreneurial step into space. Just like no one today remembers the...
  • Former Compton Mayor, 2 Others Convicted (CA)

    02/10/2004 10:44:07 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 10 replies · 323+ views
    ABC 7 News ^ | Feb 11, 2004 | AP
    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - The former mayor and two other ex-officials were convicted Tuesday of misappropriating public funds and making an unauthorized loan in a city long plagued by poverty and crime. Shouts and screams of protest erupted in the crowded courtroom after Superior Court Judge Jack Morgan ordered the three men taken into custody. Former Mayor Omar Bradley, Councilman Amen Rahh and City Manager John D. Johnson were found guilty of felony charges involving the use of city-issued credit cards for personal expenses.Court documents indicated they used the cards as "personal piggy banks" to pay private expenses ranging from...
  • Patton: The Glory of War and its Limitations

    09/26/2003 8:04:35 AM PDT · by mrustow · 107 replies · 2,577+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 28 September 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    "Das Geheimnis Pattons ist die Vergangenheit," says a captain in the German high command. "Patton's secret is the past." The secret of the man and the movie. I rented the 1970 film, Patton, last week, and saw it three times with my son. A fellow’s got to get his money’s worth. It made quite an impression on yours truly, though I’m not so sure about Richard, who is three-and-a-half years old, and is currently much more passionate about James and the Giant Peach. The moment Patton opens, you know this will be like no other war movie. General George S....
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General of the Army Omar Bradley - May 24th, 2003

    05/24/2003 12:00:03 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 96 replies · 6,701+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...