Seventy-five years ago today the Marines raised the flag over Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima and a mass was said at the summit. Iwo Jima probably has the sad distinction of being the most expensive
Sad, but inevitable: LONDON — Paul Farnes, one of the last remaining Battle of Britain fighter pilots who helped protect the U.K. during World War II, has died. He was 101. Farnes, who was a wing commander during the
Hattip to commenter Nate Winchester. So here’s the thing: In my opposition to the ugly and evil policies of the Trump Administration and its conservative Christian supporters, my approach has been strongly influenced–ironically–not by “liberalism” as my critics
Before Guadalcanal the enemy advanced at his pleasure – after Guadalcanal he retreated at ours. Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, Jr. Admiral Chester Nimitz said of the Marines who took Iwo Jima that uncommon valor was a common virtue.
(Much of the information contained in this post was taken from a post on Father Conway written by Bill Millhome. Go here to read his post.) Early this year the Navy rejected efforts to have Father Thomas Michael Conway awarded
The real heroes are dead. Audie Murphy When Audie Murphy starred in his aptly titled World War II biopic, To Hell and Back, his battlefield exploits were downplayed. Partially this was due to Murphy’s modesty, he had not wanted to appear in
After Pearl Harbor war between the US and Nazi Germany was inevitable, but Hitler relieved FDR from the tricky business of turning the attention of Congress and the US, riveted on Japan, to Germany, by obligingly declaring war first. Here