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  • Hal Baumgarten 29th Infantry [Survivor of D-Day short video]

    01/07/2016 12:13:52 AM PST · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    World War II Foundation ^ | October 27, 2014 | WWII Foundation
    Hal Baumgarten was a 19 year old private on D-Day. Jewish and originally from NYC, Baumgarten was in Company B of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th. He landed in the 2nd wave on Omaha Beach in one of the most heavily defended parts of Omaha, the Dog Green sector below the village of Vierville-sur-Mer (as depicted in the movie Saving Private Ryan). Hal was wounded 3 times on D-Day and twice more on June 7th. He had 23 surgeries after June 6, 1944, to repair wounds suffered on the Normandy coast of France. Hal has written several books...
  • Amherst County D-Day veteran Bob Sales dies at 89 [Omaha Beach Survivor]

    02/24/2015 4:18:39 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    The Lynchburg News & Advance ^ | February 23, 2015 | The Lynchburg News & Advance
    Robert Luther "Bob" Sales Sr. enlisted in the National Guard at the age of 15, lying his way into the service. It was 1941, before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. “My father told my mother, ‘don’t worry, because he won't last a week,’ but I lasted five and a half years, won many decorations, killed a lot of Germans, done a lot of things,” he had said in a 2011 interview with The News & Advance recorded in his Madison Heights home. Sales, an Amherst County native who landed in France on D-Day at the age of 18 and then...
  • The American Flag Daily: Overlord

    06/06/2014 5:23:01 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 6, 2014 | JasonZ
    June 6, 1944 was the day 156,000 men from the United States and other Allied nations began the liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe with the amphibious invasion of Normandy, France - the largest such invasion in history. Less than a year later, Nazi Germany surrendered and the European portion of World War II was over.
  • Life on the front lines: Extremely rare colour photos of U.S. troops before and after D-Day

    02/13/2012 5:48:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Extremely rare and striking photos of the days leading up to and after the historic D-Day invasion have been put on display, nearly 70 years after World War II's dramatic turning point. The full-colour images, taken by photographer Frank Scherschel, display anxious American soldiers as they prepared for Operation Overlord, the code name for the Battle of Normandy.
  • Martial Law: The Fix Is In (Donofrio)

    12/05/2011 3:46:43 PM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies
    Natural Born Citizen ^ | 12-5-11 | Leo Donofrio
    The new Martial Law Bill which affirms the detention of American citizens indefinitely without due process of law passed the Senate 93-7. Habeas corpus just got knifed in full daylight, left to bleed in the cracks of the Capitol commingling with the blood of patriots who died for this country. The blood drawn like butter by Senate vampires drooling and gurgling with delight, appetites satiated… for now. Their ecstasy whisps through depraved neurons as their spit foams upon the very name of freedom. And while there are hints Obama may veto it, my opinion is that the bill has been...
  • GM chief pushing for higher gas taxes. (Obama Motors Shafts Public)

    06/07/2011 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 68 replies
    The Detroit News ^ | 06-07-11 | David Shepardson
    Detroit — General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal gas tax boosted as much as $1 a gallon to nudge consumers toward more fuel-efficient cars, and he's confident the government will soon shed its remaining 26 percent stake in the once-bankrupt automaker. "I actually think the government will be out this year — within the next 12 months, hopefully within the next six months," Akerson said in a two-hour interview with The Detroit News last week. He is grateful for the government's rescue of GM — "I have nothing but good things to say about them" — but...
  • Obama’s Limo Exempt from New ‘Green Fleet’ Rules

    04/05/2011 9:29:41 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    Auto Guide ^ | April , 2011 | Colum Wood
    Last week President Obama announced his new ‘Green Fleet’ plan that would see all of the government’s 600,000 vehicles be either hybrids, plug-in electrics or flex-fuel models by 2015. There are, however, a few exceptions – most notably ‘The Beast’. The nickname for the President’s armored Cadillac limousine, also referred to as Cadillac One, it is exempt from the new rules. Secret Service Special Agent Robert Novy confirmed as much to Fox News, commenting that, “certain specialized vehicles with law enforcement and security specifications are not subject to this directive.” Included in that list is ‘The Beast’, which features 5-inch...
  • President shutting out reporters

    04/19/2010 10:48:06 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 32 replies · 1,971+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 4-17-10 | Dan K. Thomasson
    WASHINGTON -- There is a striking resemblance to covering the White House and nourishing an infant. You know the kind of activity parents engage in when they feed the baby by pretending the spoon full of apple sauce is a loaded airplane or helicopter and the mouth is a hanger. This is accompanied by aeronautical noises aimed at diverting the kid's attention from the true objective. This happens in most administrations, but the current one is more adept at it than usual, particularly since the spoon is often empty of any sustenance for a thinning cadre of correspondents hungry for...
  • U.S. Tactics Spark Worries Over Lenders' Rights

    05/01/2009 6:41:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 1,169+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 1, 2009 | Serena Ng and Angelena Lobb
    The U.S. government's restructuring plan for Chrysler LLC is sounding alarm bells for those in the business of lending money who worry that the plan could subvert decades of standing legal precedent and investing principles. Banks, hedge funds and other investors that hold $6.9 billion in secured loans are being asked to release their contractual claims over Chrysler's assets in exchange for a fraction of what they are owed. Many lenders see that as a raw deal, because in the bankruptcy code's priority scheme, secured creditors are supposed to get paid before unsecured creditors such as employees. Investors worry the...
  • Obama campaign still funds operations ($688K to atty, incl. eligibility lawsuits (01 to 03/09)

    04/18/2009 4:04:48 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 90 replies · 5,163+ views
    Politico ^ | 4-15-09 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Obama for America spends nearly $9.5 million in the first three months of this year. ### If you glanced at the expense side of the report filed Wednesday night by President Obama's campaign committee, you might be excused for thinking there was a presidential election afoot. Obama for America, the fundraising juggernaut that powered Obama's ascent to the presidency, spent nearly $9.5 million in the first three months of this year, including $684,000 on telemarketing and print and online advertising, $994,000 on event staging and $310,000 on payroll and taxes. To be sure, some of the payments stem from...
  • Can anyone define these sentences for me: “Ego venit , ego posteri , ego eram zotted.”

    04/12/2009 12:15:48 PM PDT · by 1believer · 1,977 replies · 15,829+ views
    # De Principiis Cogitandi. Liber Secundus. (1 result) 11 Visa tamen tardi demum inclementia morbi # Luna habitabilis (1 result) 24 Visa tibi ante oculos, et nota major imago.
  • Video - Normandy invasion - D-Day German footage - Amazing

    02/27/2009 8:38:43 AM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 13 replies · 1,714+ views ^ | 02 27 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    (Video on Site) Combat footage. Die Deutsche Wochenschau. 6th June 1944, Normandy invasion from German perspective. As late as 13:35 the German 352nd division was reporting that the assault had been hurled back into the sea. From their vantage point at Pointe de la Percée overlooking the whole of the beach from the western end the German perception was that the assault had been stopped at the beach. An officer there noted that troops were seeking cover behind obstacles and counted ten tanks burning. However, as early as 07:35 the third battalion 726th Grenadier Regiment, defending Draw F-1 on Fox...
  • Kelso renews demand for state prison money

    09/22/2008 7:59:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 1,264+ views
    SacBee: CapitolAlert ^ | 9/22/8 | Dan Walters
    Federal receiver J. Clark Kelso today rejected the state's resistance to turning over as much as $8 billion to improve prison system health care, accusing Attorney General Jerry Brown of misleading a federal judge about the state's ability to cough up the money and renewing his demand that state officals be held in contempt. Brown, representing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Controller John Chiang, had told the court last week that forcing the payment would disrupt the state's already precarious finances. He made his plea a day after the Legislature failed to approve a bill that would have provided bond money...
  • Sarah Palin : Tribute

    09/02/2008 3:30:59 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 7 replies · 394+ views
    self | 9/2/08 | NewJerseyJoe
  • D-Day 1944

    06/06/2008 12:54:48 PM PDT · by Mr. Dough · 47 replies · 858+ views
    Brave Men | 1944 | Ernie Pyle
    ON THE ROAD TO BERLIN OWING to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn't arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got there the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shore line. Submerged tanks and overturned...
  • Remarks on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day

    06/07/2008 3:45:23 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies · 252+ views
    American Rhetoric ^ | 6/6/1984 | Ronald Reagan
    We're here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For four long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps, millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved and the world prayed for its rescue. Here, in Normandy, the rescue began. Here, the Allies stood and fought against tyranny, in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history. We stand on a lonely, windswept point on the northern shore of France. The air is soft, but forty...
  • D-Day Video

    06/06/2008 3:40:53 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 2 replies · 96+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | 06/06/2008 | Bill Dupray
    Video - Memo to Mr. Obama: This is the America your preacher damns. We ARE the good guys and sometimes, when talking doesn't work, you just have to go kill the bad guys. Learn your history.
  • How today’s media would have covered D-Day

    06/06/2008 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 10 replies · 112+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6/6/08 | Michelle Malkin
    Today is the 64th anniversary of D-Day. Two items for you to commemorate. 1) First, read Ronald Reagan’s unforgettable Pointe du Hoc speech on the 40th anniversary. 2) Watch this brilliant video produced last year by The Combat Report on how today’s media would have covered the 1944 Normandy invasion.
  • D-Day in Context (Oliver North)

    06/05/2008 9:08:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies · 107+ views ^ | June 6, 2008 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- Sixty-four years ago this week, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt came on the radio and implored Americans to "devote themselves in a continuance of prayer invoking thy help to our efforts." The "effort" of which he spoke was Operation Overlord, the D-Day landing of 150,000 American and Allied troops at Normandy. The risks were so great that Winston Churchill told the people of Britain: "The invasion has been launched. The result is with God." FDR described it as "a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity."...
  • GUIDE TO NORMANDY 1944 - June 6, the invasion to save the world from the Nazis

    06/05/2008 1:55:44 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 40 replies · 170+ views
    THE HISTORIC INVASION ON THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM THE NAZIS Encyclopædia Britannica tells the story of the Normandy Invasion through the spoken recollections of veterans who fought it, the newsreels that brought the news home, and the written words of historians who have dedicated years to studying the great campaign.