dramboxf: Who moved Omaha Beach to Vietnam?
MaudlinMutantMollusk: That's some serious fail, subby
grimlock1972: Any man who stormed the beaches of Normandy on that June morning has balls of purest steel.
TV's Vinnie: grimlock1972: Any man who stormed the beaches of Normandy on that June morning has balls of purest steel.[www.bubblews.com image 468x591]
Spuddy345: Sad news indeed. Also, can we now stop using the word "passed" like this? Either complete the phrase "passed away" or Just say died.
TommyDeuce: My grandfather stormed the beaches of Normandy.Sure, he waited until 1973, but he sure caught those Frenchies by surprise!
DamnYankees: Died at 73. Wow. Dude not only stormed Omaha beach at the age of 3, but he won a medal for it!
BKITU: Whatever fail is contained within TFA, this man had titanium balls (as expected of a Medal of Honor recipient). Copied from his Wikipedia page:Staff Sergeant Ehlers' official Medal of Honor citation reads:For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 9-10 June 1944, near Goville, France. S/Sgt. Ehlers, always acting as the spearhead of the attack, repeatedly led his men against heavily defended enemy strong points exposing himself to deadly hostile fire whenever the situation required heroic and courageous leadership. Without waiting for an order, S/Sgt. Ehlers, far ahead of his men, led his squad against a strongly defended enemy strong point, personally killing 4 of an enemy patrol who attacked him en route. Then crawling forward under withering machinegun fire, he pounced upon the guncrew and put it out of action. Turning his attention to 2 machineguns, S/Sgt. Ehlers led his men through this hail of bullets to kill or put to flight the enemy of the mortar section, killing 3 men himself. After mopping up the mortar positions, he again advanced on a machinegun, his progress effectively covered by his squad. When he was almost on top of the gun he leaped to his feet and, although greatly outnumbered, he knocked out the position single-handed. The next day, having advanced deep into enemy territory, the platoon of which S/Sgt. Ehlers was a member, finding itself in an untenable position as the enemy brought increased mortar, machinegun, and small arms fire to bear on it, was ordered to withdraw. S/Sgt. Ehlers, after his squad had covered the withdrawal of the remainder of the platoon, stood up and by continuous fire at the semicircle of enemy placements, diverted the bulk of the heavy hostile fire on himself, thus permitting the members of his own squad to withdraw. At this point, though wounded himself, he carried his wounded automatic rifleman to safety and then returned fearlessly over the shell-swept fie ...
Rixel: Thanks Obama Omaha Manning.
Spuddy345: Sad news indeed. Also, can we now stop using the word "passed" like this? Either complete the phrase "passed away" or say died.
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