Our gracious host has a birthday today. That is so cool. It is the quintessential warrior birthday. 25 October.
I spose I have The Battle of Newmarket, which was one hundred years to the day before I was born, 15 May 1864. But XBRAD gets:
- Agincourt, 1415
- Balaclava, (Charge of the Light Brigade) 1854
- Mine Creek, 1864
- Russian Revolution, 1917
- El Alamein, 1942
- Santa Cruz (beginning) 1942
- Samar/Leyte Gulf 1944
- Grenada, 1983
That is a lotta military history, some of it momentous. He appreciates it, at least. It would be maddening if he didn’t, like the six-foot seven kid who “didn’t like basketball”.