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Old June 6th, 2013, 07:19 AM   #1
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Imagine yourself at 18 preparing to clear the beach so you can rush up the hill and kill your enemy. Many thanks and appreciation to those who served.





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Old June 6th, 2013, 07:21 AM   #2
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Old June 6th, 2013, 07:22 AM   #3
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Anyone else Google the name on the head stone?
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Old June 6th, 2013, 07:55 AM   #9
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This isn't a proper place to e-piss. I do believe in honoring those that serve and those that have died so I can live happy and free.
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We will be visiting there in 3 weeks, and also the WWI sites in Verdun. My grandfather was a radioman on a bomber flying those missions over france, and my wife's great grandfather received the dist service cross in Verdun in 1918.
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MONTEITH, JIMMIE W., JR.
Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
Born: 1 July 1917, Low Moor, Va.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Richmond, Va.
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Date of Issue: 03/29/1945
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Place / Date: Near Colleville-sur-Mer, France, 6 June 1944




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For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty on 6 June 1944, near Colleville-sur-Mer, France. 1st Lt. Monteith landed with the initial assault waves on the coast of France under heavy enemy fire. Without regard to his own personal safety he continually moved up and down the beach reorganizing men for further assault. He then led the assault over a narrow protective ledge and across the flat, exposed terrain to the comparative safety of a cliff. Retracing his steps across the field to the beach, he moved over to where 2 tanks were buttoned up and blind under violent enemy artillery and machinegun fire. Completely exposed to the intense fire, 1st Lt. Monteith led the tanks on foot through a minefield and into firing positions. Under his direction several enemy positions were destroyed. He then rejoined his company and under his leadership his men captured an advantageous position on the hill. Supervising the defense of his newly won position against repeated vicious counterattacks, he continued to ignore his own personal safety, repeatedly crossing the 200 or 300 yards of open terrain under heavy fire to strengthen links in his defensive chain. When the enemy succeeded in completely surrounding 1st Lt. Monteith and his unit and while leading the fight out of the situation, 1st Lt. Monteith was killed by enemy fire. The courage, gallantry, and intrepid leadership displayed by 1st Lt. Monteith is worthy of emulation.
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A Day That All Americans Should keep Sacred
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 11:37 PM

By: Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent's Perspective: Today, June 6th, is a day that all Americans should study, know and remember. It is as important as July 4th.

It was today, 69 years ago, that heroes of the U.S. Army stormed the beaches of Normandy and began the liberation of Europe from Nazi tyranny and the end of that evil.

Knowing the importance of victory, General Eisenhower issued the following to every soldier prior to the invasion:

“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 Eisenhower kept in his pocket a message to be delivered in the event the Normandy invasion failed. The failure message would remain in his pocket.

As the U.S. Army stormed Omaha beach they were met with devastating Nazi machinegun, mortar, and artillery fire.

Even when some U.S. commanders considered abandoning Omaha beach after the initial wave of Army warriors was cut down by Nazi fire, landing craft full of our warriors kept coming. They were Army strong.

Wave after wave of young Army heroes kept storming bloody Omaha beach to attack the most heavily fortified and entrenched Nazi strongholds. By day’s end Omaha beach would be secure at a cost of 2,400 brave Americans that kicked royally kicked butt.

Should these brave Americans have failed on the early morning of June 6, 1944 on Omaha beach, the war in Europe would have surely been lengthened with many more American causalities — and good over evil hanging in the balance.

But they did not fail. What they did on that day was to begin the liberation of Europe with a good old American butt whoopin. The war in the European theater would be over in less than a year.

Hitler’s war machine would be destroyed, and the evil Hitler himself would be dead.

If June 6th is a reminder of anything it’s that brave men and women of the U.S. military have liberated more people from tyranny than any other entity in the history of mankind. The world would be wise to never forget this.

June 6th is also a day of celebration. Today, as you read this, an American hero of the U.S. Army is retiring.

Major Gen. Grimsley has honorably and heroically served America for decades. He met the enemy of freedom and oppression on the battlefield and crushed them. General Patton would be proud.

It was my privilege and honor to have had the opportunity to meet Gen. Grimsley and other U.S. military warriors a year ago in Iowa, as I have met countless other warriors during more than 45 years of touring this great country.

It was my honor to sign a guitar and a guitar strap for Gen. Grimsley on the occasion of his retirement. I am confident that he will relentlessly thrash the guitar on a daily basis creating pure American rhythm and blues howitzer bombardment sounds of Army Strong defiance with a Chuck Berry throttle.

I do not humble easily, but I am deeply humbled to constantly meet our brave American warriors such as Gen. Grimsley and their families while on tour for these many inspiring years. These brave men and women have enabled me to pursue my own unique American musical dream and I will be forever indebted to their service and sacrifice.

Father time is doing to the brave warriors who survived Omaha beach what Hitler’s Atlantic Wall war machine could not. To those few brave D-Day men still with us and to the families of those heroes who have passed away, know that the Nugent family and millions and millions of other Americans will forever keep June 6th sacred in their honor.

We will never forget The Greatest Generation. We know freedom is not free. May God bless the U.S. military and their families.


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