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I SEE RED!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

THE LONGEST DAY MEMORIALIZED

Monday, 27 February 2017

“In the invasion of France on D-Day, Nine Thousand Young Americans died on just one beach — Normandy. The total number of deaths of U.S. and Allied forces, as well as German defenders, in those first few days and weeks of the invasion is astounding. Yet today, tens of millions of uninformed, self-centered, spoiled, mentally lazy Americans –primarily those born after 1950, are ignorant of who initially created the great American Republic; what ideals and principles were established as our nation’s foundation; what price has been paid over the decades in the preservation of our country and our freedom; and in WWII who defeated the tyranny that was engulfing the entire world, and how many of our fellow Americans made the ultimate sacrifice. Not only do most of our two younger generations know little or nothing about this subject, but they really don’t care. The problem is not that young Americans are bad people. The cause, the neglect and the deficiency is that our colleges and universities have become Liberal-Left breeding rounds. It is time, indeed it is urgent, that every citizen is required to have a reasonable knowledge of this essential information if the United States is to endure.” — Dr. John Grady

Normandy Beach

A large percentage of our country doesn’t know of or care about Normandy. British artist Jamie, accompanied by numerous volunteers took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch into the sand 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen soldiers. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of those who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours before being washed away by the tide.

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day.

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What is surprising is that nothing about this was seen here in the US. (Because our national media is essentially Leftist.) Someone from overseas had a friend that sent it with a note of gratitude for what the US started there.

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THE BEST SUPER BOWL LI MOMENT!

Monday, 6 February 2017

 

 

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Only eighteen days following the start of OPERATION TORCH, whereupon my dad–Navy Doctor, Lieutenant Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, Jr. and his shipmates in USS COLE (DD – 155) survived a suicide amphibious assault into the French Moroccan city of Safi, the movie CASABLANCA splashed on to the silver screen for the first time.

CASABLANCA, which was rushed out several months before its originally planned 1943 release, premiered in New York City on Thanksgiving Day, 1942. The Hollywood reporter raved: ‘Here is a drama that lifts you right out of your seat.’ The New York Times called it ‘highly entertaining and inspiring…a picture which makes the spine tingle and the heart leap.’

“As near and dear to the heart as CASABLANCA is today, audiences in ’42 had an especially unique perspective. The world was embroiled in desperate conflict as the Nazi regime spread its savage poison across Europe, and the events on the screen mirrored events on the global stage. As Variety noted: ‘By curious quirk of fortune, history-making caught up to this picture set against a background of French Morocco, and its timeliness assures big box-office reception. Only a few days ago, world interest rested in the town of Casablanca, with the landing of Allied forces there and bare mention of the name still excites the imagination.’ “

(Courtesy of MGM and Turner Entertainment)


26 November 1942 Thanksgiving Day Menu aboard

USS AUGUSTA (CA – 31)

(Assigned to OPERATION TORCH with USS COLE and USS BERNADOU)

MENU

Cream of Tomato Soup a la Casablanca
Fruit Cocktail         	 Saltines
Chicken and Turkey en Casserole a la Hewitt
Baked Spiced Spam a la Capitaine de Vaisseau
Giblet Gravy           Cherry Dressing
Buttered Asparagus Tips a la Fedala
Chantilly Potatoes a la Patton
Buttered June Peas de Safi       Scalloped Tomatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Hot Parker Rolls du Lyautey
Butter         Jam
Apple Pie a la Michelier        Strawberry Ice Cream
Mixed Nuts du Jean Bart
Sweet Pickles          Ripe Olives
Cigars        Cigarettes
Cafe Noir  


THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WASHINGTON

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the

UNITED STATES SHIP COLE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

“For outstanding performance as guide for the first wave of landing boats in the attack on Safi, French Morocco, November 8, 1942. Under crossfire from enemy coast defense batteries and machine gun emplacements, the COLE, proceeding through a narrow harbor entrance in total darkness, effectively countered hostile opposition, disembarked a company of U. S. Army assault troops, and supported their attack by accurate fire from her main battery. Her distinctive fulfillment of a difficult and hazardous mission contributed materially to the victorious achievement of the Southern Attack Group.”

For the President

/s/ Frank Knox
Secretary of the Navy

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One sailor in USS COLE was shot through the lungs during the assault. My dad stitched up and treated his wounded shipmate who survived to enjoy his 1942 Thanksgiving dinner. The man reported to full shipboard duty a month later.

Commander Greg Palmer, my dad’s skipper, was awarded the Navy Cross for his performance of duty during OPERATION TORCH.

My dad was awarded the Bronze Star with with a Combat “V” for valor; the highest combination for valor awarded to medical officers performing as doctors under fire while engaged with an enemy force.

Captain Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, Jr, Medical Corps, United States Navy wearing the Bronze Star with “V” for performance of duty during OPERATION TORCH – the assault into CASABLANCA

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REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR! 7 DECEMBER 1941

Friday, 7 December 2012

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