By Sea, By Land, By Air, By God!
On the 6th June 1944, the tide against the onslaught of fascism and tyranny was stopped, and turned against Nazi Germany.
Freedom was fought for by the Men & Women of the Combined Forces of the Free World, and through it, Evil was Overcome.
A great American by the name of Paul Hornig passed away on Monday. He served in the Army at Normandy during D-Day and was captured as prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge. He went on to work on the Manhattan Project, an adviser to three U.S. presidents, and President of Brown University. I find it interesting that Huffington Post neglects to mention his service in WWII. Or any talk of the Army at all. Forget the cush university job, the man served his country. Is this not a great honor?
Wow, nevermind. Just before publishing this post, I realized that the Yahoo search engine sent me to Paul Hornig when it was Donald F. Hornig who had just died. I forgive you Huff Po. I blame Yahoo. They have hundreds of links mixing up the names, like the below:
Paul, Donald, what is in a name? Paul Hornig, thank you for your service. Donald F. Hornig, thank you for your service as well. Both great men, you are. (The title of this post is taken directly from Yahoo. It should read: Donald F. Hornig Dies at 92. I’ll leave it to honor Paul, he passed away recently as well.)
Information on Joseph P. Vaghi Jr., World War II vet, Navy beachmaster at Normandy on D-Day (Omaha Beach), and Bronze Star recipient can be found here. . .
The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting. –Stephen Crane