Saturday, June 06, 2015

June 6, 1944


I'm thinking of the two great-uncles I used to know; one in the Navy in the Pacific, the other in the Army, Europe.  Neither wanted to go to war, neither enjoyed it, neither talked about it after(and I mean ever; a little bit not long before they died, but that was it).

A word of warning to those out there planning badness: Do not start it with people whose attitude toward war is "Well, crap.  This is a nasty job.  Let's get it done so we can go home."  They will kill you and turn your home into a rock pile full of smelly organics.

They may well help the survivors rebuild, assuming they've learned the lesson, but that won't do you any good.

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