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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2018 9:04 p.m. PST

"Despite what it looks like in video games, war is not fun. War is hell, to coin a familiar term. War is full of uncertainty, fear, frustration, and sadness. World War II was no exception. Lasting six years, 1939-1945, it's not considered a lengthy war in the annals of history, but to the men and women in the thick of it, it seemed to last forever. World War II was full of soldiers, all ordinary people, performing extraordinary feats of bravery, luck, and skill. It is no wonder those who fought in that war are considered our "Greatest Generation."…"
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mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 4:17 a.m. PST

I wish the writers of these click bait blurbs would do a little actual research and proofreading. Vlug was in the 126th Regiment of the 32nd ID, not in the "126th Division". There was no 126th Division in the US Army. (The 32nd ID was/is big around here…my hometown contributed a company to it when it was a National Guard unit. Most (all?) stayed with it when it was federalized.)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 9:31 a.m. PST



Windy Miller26 Apr 2018 10:16 a.m. PST

Quite agree! Also Havildar isn't a name, it's a rank – the Indian Army equivalent of Sergeant. Besides which, Lachiman Gurung was a Rifleman (Private) at the time of the action mentioned in the article. And for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. They don't even bother to mention that bit even though he's clearly wearing it in the accompanying photo.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian26 Apr 2018 11:38 a.m. PST

I wish the writers of these click bait blurbs would do a little actual research and proofreading…

No kidding… from one posted here the other day about China's new aircraft carrier…

A source close to the navy said it was far "too early to estimate" when the new ship would be combat-ready. It took nearly six years for the Liaoning to become a fully combat-ready battleship after it joined the navy in 2012

Even my Barbie-on-the-brain grandkids know enough not to call a carrier a battleship.

Legion 426 Apr 2018 12:37 p.m. PST

Wait … you are saying a journalist wrote something that was incorrect ?!?!? That was Not True !!!! huh? Say it ain't so !!!!!!


Blutarski26 Apr 2018 2:21 p.m. PST

Mark Twain and Will Rogers – where are they when you need them?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 10:18 a.m. PST



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