Skip to comments.Sept. 11 in military history
Posted on 09/11/2018 9:44:05 AM PDT by fugazi
Todays post is in honor of the nearly 3,000 Americans that were killed by terrorists on this date in 2001 and the four Americans that also lost their lives 11 years later in Benghazi, Libya.
John D. Yamnicky Sr. graduated the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952, then flew attack planes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The 71-year-old native of Waldorf, Md. had retired as a captain in 1979, and was on a business trip for a defense contractor when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon, killing all 64 aboard.
Lt. Cmdr. Otis V. Tolbert Jr. was the son of a Naval aviator and played football for the Fresno State Bulldogs before receiving his commission in the Navy. Football had taken its toll on his knees so he couldnt follow his fathers footsteps and become a pilot, so he earned his commission and joined Naval intelligence. On this date, the 38-year-old Lemoore, Calif. native was working in the Pentagon when the building was hit by Flight 77, killing 125 service members and civilians on the ground.
1776: After the British capture Long Island, Continental Congressional delegates Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge meet with British Adm. Lord Richard Howe for a peace conference at Staten Island. Hoping to bring a quick end to the conflict, King George granted Howe the authority to discuss peace terms, but not including the recognition of American independence. When Howe states that the loss of America would be like losing a brother, Franklin replies that we will do our utmost endeavors to save your lordship that mortification.
1814: New York is saved from a possible invasion by British forces when Commodore Thomas MacDonoughs squadron decisively defeats the British
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But here we are. Still safe, and we owe that to those that defend us. Thank you.
September 11, 2001: Islam’s War Against Civilization re-ignites in earnest,
September 11, 1683
Vienna was under siege from the muslim army that threatened to take Europe and wipe out western civilization and Christianity.
Polish King Jan Sobieski and his Winged Hussars, although outnumbered, swept in an defeated the muslims and saved Europe.
The date of that defeat was why the terrorists chose it to attack US
Talk about holding onto a grudge!
1777. Washington's army attempts and fails to stop the Brit invasion of Pennsylvania at the Battle of Brandywine leading to the occupation of Philadelphia.
Well the Sunnis and the Shiites have been fighting and killing each other since 632 AD.
Just because Americans tend to be ignorant of history does not mean our adversaries are.
Always a pleasure. I think next year’s post will include the victory at the Gates of Vienna since it is so relevant. We would possibly be looking at an entirely different world if Sobieski and his troops didn’t break the siege.
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