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Old June 6th, 2013, 09:47 AM   #21
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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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Old June 6th, 2013, 10:03 AM   #22
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Imagine yourself at 18 preparing to clear the beach so you can rush up the hill and kill your enemy.
I can't even begin to imagine what that would be like. I'm not certain today's soldiers can even fully imagine what it was like back then...

That was some grisly, real, shit.

I truly believe our society peaked with that generation.
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I can't even begin to imagine what that would be like. I'm not certain today's soldiers can even fully imagine what it was like back then...

That was some grisly, real, shit.

I truly believe our WORLD peaked with that generation.
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Here is TieDye's grandfather, Jumping Joe Beryle. His is an incredible story of bravery during the war.

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Here is TieDye's grandfather, Jumping Joe Beryle. His is an incredible story of bravery during the war.

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Old June 6th, 2013, 10:57 AM   #27
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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.
Are you staying in Bayeux? Hopefully you'll have time at Normandy to visit all the sites. It'll take you a full day to see the WWII landmarks and tour the American cemetery. You should have excellent weather for enjoying the beach as well.

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I can't even begin to imagine what that would be like. I'm not certain today's soldiers can even fully imagine what it was like back then...

That was some grisly, real, shit.
If you don't know the story, look up the event at Ranger point. I couldn't get a good photo of the cliffs to really do it justice.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Beyrle
Awesome read! Thanks for sharing that. My grandpa was in the Coast Guard through WWII and had tons of great stories to share, but nothing quite like that. All I can say about that is "BAMF"
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Here are some radio broadcasts from D-Day

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Are you staying in Bayeux? Hopefully you'll have time at Normandy to visit all the sites. It'll take you a full day to see the WWII landmarks and tour the American cemetery. You should have excellent weather for enjoying the beach as well. If you don't know the story, look up the event at Ranger point. I couldn't get a good photo of the cliffs to really do it justice.
Yes, we are. Bayeux is my family's ancestral home. Our family patriarch Alain Chartier is still well known there, his statue and 600 yr old house are there in Bayeux, close to our hotel. He was advisor to the Dauphin, and part of the royal court. His brother Guillaume was the Bishop of Paris in the mid 1400s, and presided over the Joan of Arc re-trials.
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If you're driving from CDG to Bayeux, it'll take about three hours and keep your Visa or Amex handy as you'll spend ~$70USD in toll fees.

The one site I'm a bit disappointed I missed is the German cemetery. We can compare trip notes after you return. Enjoy the trip.
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Yeah, Ted Nugent is a great patriot. Guy who pissed and deficated on himself for days before going in to selective service so that he could avoid serving his country. Yep, a true American hero. What better person to comment on the events of June 6th.

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If you're driving from CDG to Bayeux, it'll take about three hours and keep your Visa or Amex handy as you'll spend ~$70USD in toll fees.

The one site I'm a bit disappointed I missed is the German cemetery. We can compare trip notes after you return. Enjoy the trip.
I will have to see if we can see that, our time is limited. I'm also very intrested in seeing Fort Douaumont, and the Ossuary there, in Verdun.
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Yeah, Ted Nugent is a great patriot. Guy who pissed and deficated on himself for days before going in to selective service so that he could avoid serving his country. Yep, a true American hero. What better person to comment on the events of June 6th.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/...-dodger-467132
His statement doesn't justify his wrongdoings, nor does his wrongdoings make the article less valid. Yes, a man who shower for a month to avoid the draft ***hole of the lowest sorts; but when a tribute is made to those overseas, regardless of why you are, I believe it's a tribute to share.

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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.
then dont make statements people know you aren't going to keep...you haven't served anything a day in your life, you making statements that you aren't going to keep to honor these men is disrespectful
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then dont make statements people know you aren't going to keep...you haven't served anything a day in your life, you making statements that you aren't going to keep to honor these men is disrespectful
He made a statement out of respect, who cares of he goes or not? There wasn't an ounce if disrespect in anything he said. Quit being an asshole just for the sake of being an asshole.
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I talked today to a Navy veteran who served on a minesweeper in the South Pacific in WW2. His ship took out over 200 mines so we could storm the beaches of Burma and the Philippines. I think our vets (from WW2 anyways) are often glad to share their stories, and I feel it is our duty to learn what we can before they are all gone. No hippie teacher or textbook will allow future generations to truly understand what the world went through a short time ago. Hopefully some of them will care... I remember as a very young kid going to the VFW and hangin with the vets, and going to funerals with taps and M1 fire making me jump. That stuck with me. Merica!!!
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then dont make statements people know you aren't going to keep...you haven't served anything a day in your life, you making statements that you aren't going to keep to honor these men is disrespectful
You are correct I haven't served, I probably couldn't measure up to the level of greatness those men and all serving members of our great country's military, coast guard and firefighters/police have. However I have the duty to pay them respect.

I might be an ass but have always honored my country and those that have paid the ultimate cost for my freedoms and rights. Going to visit their final resting places and to stand on the very ground they once stood on with hell all around them, now peaceful and quite I can't think of a better show of respect and gratitude.

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