Awesome: First Commercial Space Capsule Docks With International Space Station | Main | Sat. Nite Chess Thread 05-26-2012 [OregonMuse]
May 26, 2012

The Boys of Pointe du Hoc

Some of them are buried here, at Colleville sur Mer, in Normandy.

American-Cemetery-at-Colleville.jpg

Men of the Second Ranger Battalion, led by Lt. Col. James Rudder. Three companies of Rangers scaled a 100 ft cliff with ropes and ladders, under fire. to secure the cliffs. Of the 225 men who assaulted this cliffs, 135 were wounded or killed. After two days of fighting, only 90 could still bear arms.

They took the cliffs. At a terrible cost.


Many of their comrades rest here, in honored glory.

This is what Memorial Day is about.


My favorite Reagan speech is the one where he remembered them,


Faith, and belief. Loyalty and love.

May they be remembered forever.

digg this
posted by Dave In Texas at 08:04 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Berserker-Dragonheads Division: "Happy doggie in the top pic. ..."

Gref: "353 as to water storage - I started thinking about ..."

Infidel : "the sewer replacement saga continues. Came home i ..."

Kindltot: "25% of disposable income, that is. ..."

Kindltot: "[i] The problem with no withholding is few people ..."

Squanto: "Greetings Sir or Madam, Please note the names Sq ..."

Infidel : "Storing pasta in the jars is an option. Posted by ..."

[/i][/b]Clyde Shelton: "[i]Comrade, you know ve do zis only for your own g ..."

irright: "Did the hamsters die? ..."

Vulcan Legal Aid Society: "Squonk would be a great nic Posted by: Doof at ..."

Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "[i]Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 08, 2021 0 ..."

Kindltot: "[i]Part of me just hates tossing perfectly good gl ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64