Friday, June 06, 2008

D-Day - Never Forget

"You will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.... The free men of the world are marching together to victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory. Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."

~ General Dwight D. Eisenhower

(Quote from a speech delivered while giving the D-Day order on June 6, 1944.)

12 comments:

Civilian Overseer said...

Lt.Col, did your Buddy Duyaa ever tell you about the time his grandfather, Prescott Bush tried to overthrow FDR's democratically elected government and replace it with a Fasicst dictatorship?

Lois said...

Very nice blog.

My grandfather was a member of the Big Red One - hit the beach on the second wave.

Passed two years ago - Arlington ceremony was amazing.

Thanks, Marine.

-Lois (redheaded, patriotic, right wing conservative)

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

@ Civilian Overseer: Oh he sure did, it's one of his dinner anecdotes :)

Seriously, while there is no evidence of this plot being nothing more than a conspiracy theory, I do accept the word of Major General Smedley Butler USMC, recipient of a Brevet Medal and 2 Medals Of Honor, the man who reported the plot to Congress.

So I do believe it, if that's what your asking?

@ Lois: Thanks for dropping by Lois. The world needs more redheaded, patriotic, right wing conservatives - Amen! :)

Major respect for your Grandpa and The Fighting First. I hope to visit their own monument in The President's Park in Washington when I eventually visit as a tourist.

Civilian Overseer said...

Lois, don't feed the Lt.Col's desire for ginger totty. He gets high on it.

Lois said...

CO - "Ginger totty?" I googled it and still can't find a reasonable definition. I'm an information junkie...feed me. Sounds like a magical elixir....

Lt - any Marine who worships at the alter of Mr. Lucas and appreciates a beautiful firearm (and a redhead) is a friend of mine. As to needing more redheaded, patriotic, right wing conservatives - the world may beg to differ. We're a mouthy (albeit sparse) group.

Thanks for the props for my grand dad. Quite a legacy for sure...one that not too many appreciate. He joined young with stars in his eyes, served in Africa before Normany - came home bragging more of his ummm, conquests....than his heroics. He didn't like talking about it too much, but I could listen to him forever. In my eyes, he was truly a hero.

If you need a DC area tour guide - you be sure to let me know. I'm local.

Civilian Overseer said...

Lois

To satisfy your info lust.

As defined in the Cambridge Dictionary.

totty, tottie
noun [U] UK SLANG
sexually attractive people:
Any totty around last night?

ginger
noun [U]

2 a red or orange-brown colour:
His nickname was Ginger because of his ginger hair.

Hence a sexually attractive person of the ginger persuasion is known as Ginger Totty or The Lt.Col's Kryptonite.

I have to advise you not to stoke the Lt.Col's crazed desire for Scarlet Women. I'm half ginger myself or a "Daywalker", I can tell you the number of times when the Lt.Col would have one to many beers and try something. The man has more hands than an Octopus.

Lois said...

CO - Many thanks for the definition! I like it! It never even dawned on me to consult my English to English dictionary.

The last UK English term that threw me for a loop was "whinger".

We have a beverage here in the US known as a Hot Totty. It's a Christmas time favorite...and quite alcoholic (perfect when you have to spend WAY to much time with extended family....)

Thank you for feeding my info lust - alas, it's a lust that only be placated...never satisfied.

BTW - You get two points in my cool book for the perfect use of the word Kryptonite.

Lt. Col - You keep your head down and your ass safe in your war-torn part of the world. Feel free to look me up when you've had a beer or two too many. Bone sober, I'm a bit of a flirt - add alcohol; I'm downright predatory.

I'm glad I stumbled on this blog - I absolutely love great senses of humor.

I shall lurk in the shadows......least MOST of the time.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

@ Civvy: You know there's no biological difference between the inside of a man's mouth and a womans mouth? I think you tried to sell me that story once...

@ Lois: Marines are no-one's prey, but in your case, I'll make an exception ;P

Lois said...

Hmmm, I was curious about the CO's gender.

Don't ask. Don't tell. I know the rules.....

Lt. Col - I wouldn't DREAM of acting the least bit predatory in the presence of a US Marine (Lt. Col none the less).

Civilian Overseer said...

Lt.ColI couldn't have put it better myself.

I think you tried to sell me that story once...,.

I believe the operative word that we all need to pay attention to here is "think".

What I remember because I was stone cold, shockingly sober was that yes, indeed there was such a story but you, Sir, where the drunken peddler, We all thought it was kinda weird, to tell the truth We where all kinda of uncomfortable with where you where going.

It was only with the grace of God that even your mighty liver couldn not handle the sheer volume of alcohol that you had ingested and mercifully You passed out before completing the sentence.

We all agreed to never, ever speak of it again.

Havn't you ever wondered why none of your old college buddies can look you in the eye?.

Unfortunately it appears you have partially recovered the memory.

Fortunately, a protocol was established to deal with this contingency.

Rest, Relax, Take it easy. The Ninjas are on their way. It will all be over soon.

Lois Don't listen to him, He'll do anything to anyone, animal, vegetble or mineral.

Damn the Lt.Col!, this is worse then the time he let slip that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent and Cheney had Scooter take the fall for him.

Lois said...

CO - The VP popped a cap in his FRIENDS ass *cough, accident, cough* - Mr. Libby had little choice.... the Lt. Col must have simply stated the obvious.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Hmmm, I was curious about the CO's gender.

No sweat Lois, we all wondered at some stage when he went through "that fad" some years back. Seriously though, he looks like a freakish hybrid of Bruce Campbell and Jim Carrey, he made an awful female.

Haven't you ever wondered why none of your old college buddies can look you in the eye?.

No. It's obvious I intimidate them. Prout excepted.

The Ninjas are on their way. It will all be over soon.

It was over very soon actually. Had they been wearing body armour as opposed to black pajamas they'd have lasted longer. I'll be putting out their remains with tomorrows bin collection.

this is worse then the time he let slip that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent

Heh! No way you gonna pin that on me. I've served my time as a Washington "insider" in '86. Which reminds me that I really have to find a better hiding place for all that "stuff" Ollie gave me to mind. If you'll excuse me....