Then came the war, old sport. It was a great relief, and I tried very hard to die, but I seemed to bear an enchanted life. I accepted a commission as first lieutenant when it began. In the Argonne Forest I took two machine-gun detachments so far forward that there was a half mile gap on either side of us where the infantry couldn’t advance. We stayed there two days and two nights, a hundred and thirty men with sixteen Lewis guns, and when the infantry came up at last they found the insignia of three German divisions among the piles of dead. I was promoted to be a major, and every Allied government gave me a decoration — even Montenegro, little Montenegro down on the Adriatic Sea!
I just finished my last assignment of the semester! Huzzah!
Conservatism is the policy of making no changes and consulting your grandmother when in doubt.
Martin Van Buren
8th US President
The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.
The government should not be guided by temporary excitement, but by sober second thought.
Marines with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fire M777A2 Lightweight Howitzers aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012, during Exercise Steel Knight. Steel Knight is a combined arms exercise conducted by 1st Marine Division Marines and sailors from all elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Jason Morrison) #USMC
jebrisco replied to your link: Tory Stories from the Simsbury Copper Mine - Journal of the American Revolution
You should the book Tories. So many unheard stories and a side of the war most people never learn about
I’ve heard of it and have been meaning to buy it but I’ve never gotten around to it. I’m going to try and read books that I actually want to read this summer. I’ve read too many monographs this semester.