Skip to comments.Today in US military history: Jihad at Fort Hood and 2 Roosevelts lead attack in 'No Man's Land'
Posted on 11/05/2018 8:20:07 AM PST by fugazi
Today's post is in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Jose A. Rivera, who was killed in action on this day in 2003 in Mumuhdyah, Iraq. The 34-year-old native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
1862: Realizing an army led by Gen. George McClellan would never defeat the Confederates, Pres. Abraham Lincoln removes the cautious Army of the Potomac commander, choosing Gen. Ambrose Burnside as his replacement. Two years and three days later, Lincoln would defeat McClellan - a Democrat - in the 1864 presidential election.
1915: Lt. Commander Henry Mustin catapults from the USS North Carolina in a Curtiss AB-2 flying boat, becoming the first American to make a catapult launch from a ship underway.
1917: U.S. Army Maj. (future Brig. Gen.) Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and his younger brother Lt. (future Lt. Col.) Archibald Roosevelt - both sons of former Pres. Theodore Roosevelt - lead the first American patrol into "No Mans Land" during World War I. "Archie" will be wounded severely enough to merit a retirement with full disability, only to rejoin the Army during World War II. When an enemy grenade destroys the same knee wounded in the previous world war, Lt. Col. Roosevelt becomes the first person declared 100 percent disabled in two wars.
Theodore Jr. also rejoined the Army during World War II and earned the Medal of Honor while leading his troops at Utah Beach during the Invasion of Normandy. He died one month later of a heart attack. His brother Kermit left basic training and joined the British Army during World War I, transferring back to the U.S. military as a captain when the American Expeditionary Force
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“Workplace Violence” - Hussein al-Obama.
Recall that Batack Obama preceded his Ft Hood shooting rematks with a ‘shout out’ and for years refused to permit the event to be called ‘terrorism’ instead calling it workplace violence (from a known wolf jihadist terrorist).
The brass knew that Hasan was a jihadist, he had not hidden his views.
They transferred him from Fort Meade to Fort Hood instead of drumming him out.
There were very good reasons why the founders excluded the children of foreign nationals from being Commander in Chief.
We should have stuck to the Constitution.
2009: KNOWN ISLAMIC TERRORIST Nidal Malik Hassan kills 13 and wounds another 29 soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest shooting on a U.S. military installation.
I had that pop up on my social media “memories” feed, and still can’t believe with all the warning signs that nothing was done about the traitor Hassan, and that he is still alive and breathing.
Gen. Casey should be knocked down a star, and frankly, charged as an accessory to every Islamic shooting thereafter because of these comments:
Shortly after the shooting, General George Casey, Chief of Staff of the Army, said that the
“real tragedy” would be harming the cause of diversity, saying, “As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well.” Several months later, in a February 2010 interview, Casey said, “Our diversitynot only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
Still pisses me off today.
Wow, first I’ve heard of Casey’s comments. Nauseating. The PC infestation in our cultural institutions is total.
I remember him saying something like that, and had to look up the exact wording on Wiki. It’s disgusting for an Army man, General even worse - to say something like that. The loss of even one good soldier by this murdering traitor is not worth any amount of “diversity”.
Honestly, if any of my family members are ever killed by a Muslim extremist, I’ll be charging Obama, Clinton and Casey (among others) as co-conspirators and/or accomplices.
Old Teddy Roosevelt’s boys were no slouches.
Archie served in the Pacific having a ridge named after him in the New Guinea campaign, Roosevelt Ridge.
Due to his wounds from WW1 he could easily have sat out the second war but refused. He petitioned his cousin, FDR, to return him to active duty as the army would need experienced officers.
Between the wars Theodore Jr served in the New York State Assembly/2nd district, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of Puerto Rico, Governor General of the Philippines as well as Chairman of the Board of American Express and Vice President of Doubleday Books.
Returning to the army Ted served in North Africa and Sicily before being relieved due to “reasons of health” due to his needing a cane. His removal stemmed from a fued between his CO, Major General Terry Allen and Lt General George S Patton.
Assigned to the 4th Infantry Division in England Ted Jr petitioned his CO to allow him to land on Utah beach with the first wave. His reasoning was that subsequent waves landing would need concise information that he would be able to provide.
Brigadier General Roosevelt was not only the ONLY General to land on the first wave at Normandy, he was the oldest man at 56 years old and the only to have a son who also landed that day. His son, Captain Quentin Roosevelt II, landed with the first wave on Omaha beach.
Finding that the landing craft had drifted 1 mile south General Roosevelt redirected the forces so they were attacking the flank and rear of the German line.
He directed traffic, gave orders and greeted each new wave on the beach with the updated plan of battle.
The troops coming ashore figured “if the old man was standing there without a care it couldn’t be too bad”.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr did all that with his old war wounds and a bad heart that he successfully hid from army doctors.
That bad heart would take his life one month later.
George Patton called TR Jr “the bravest man I ever knew”.
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