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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:42 PM

3. I was a frontal assault against a defended position.

The beach had to be taken to prevent the right flank at Utah from being contained. Visiting the cemetery and museum at Omaha beach was one of the most emotional visits of my life.

But I guess it was no worse than the corn field at Antietam, still the bloodiest day in American military history. Nor many battles fought by our soldiers and marines in WW1.

I so hope we never have to send young Americans off to die wholesale like that again. Killing on that scale boggles my mind.

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