We had planned an extensive post on this, the 65th anniversary of the invasion of Europe. There’s no shortage of things to write about. The heroism of the soldiers of the 1st, 4th, 29th, 82nd(Abn.) and 101st(Abn.) Divisions, the struggles of the Engineer Special Brigades (half of all soldiers landed on D-Day were engineers dedicated to clearing the beaches for follow-on elements). The valor and sacrifice of Navy and Coast Guard small boat crews plunging through intense fire to deliver troops. The efforts of thousands of Airmen to clear the skies of the Luftwaffe and provide support.
But we were distracted by PBS. Specifically, we came across this video on Hulu.com regarding the Medal of Honor. It has been our privilege to meet several Medal of Honor recipients. In fact, I used to work for one. I told him that I didn’t think I could ever do what he did. He said, “Neither did I”.