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A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

-- General Douglas MacArthur

War Stories: Marines

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Marines You dragged your ass all the way. With our training using rope and pulling up hills and all that, it sure came in handy there. Christ, it was raining, of course. When didn't it rain in the hills? We climbed up on this hill; well, you couldn't walk up it, it was almost perpendicular. We'd tie the rope to a small tree, boost the guys -- we got over. You can imagine the time involved.
Note: by Ray Bauml, 2nd Raider Battalion  4508 Reads  Printer-friendly page

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This Day in History
1664: Four British ships arrived in Boston to drive the Dutch out of NY.

1862: General Henry W. Halleck assumes the role of general-in-chief of all Union forces in an effort to better coordinate the overall Union war effort, which is floundering.

1863: Bill Anderson and his Confederate Bushwackers gutted the railway station at Renick, Missouri.

1914: Austria and Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand; the dispute led to World War I.

1915: Austrian warships bombard Ortona and the Tremiti Islands (Adriatic).

1916: Second phase of Somme Battle begins.

1916: The Russians advance 12 miles near Kemmern.

1917: The Russian undisciplined retreat in Galicia continues on a front of 150 miles.

1918: French and Americans continue advance north and south of Ourcq, reaching Oulchy la Ville and occupying Bois du Chatelet.

1918: The Germans retreat at Namirrue.