On July 23, 1944, three brave chaplains of the 90th infantry demonstrated true courage and respect for life. In the process, everyone learned that glimpses of decency could still be found in all men even in war time. Father Joseph J. Esser, Chaplain Edgar H. Stohler and Pastor James M. Hamilton took on a “suicide […]
Monthly Archives June 2008
Frustrated with the Japanese uncanny ability to break American code, the United States began a search for an unbreakable code in 1942. A gentleman named Phillip Johnston is credited with the idea of using the Navajo language as a military code. Johnston grew up with the Navajo, the son of a missionary, and was one […]
Winston Churchill once said, “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a body guard of lies.” And thus the deception to divert Hitler’s forces away from Normandy was aptly named “Plan Bodyguard.” Plan Bodyguard was a series of well planted lies to ensure the success of the Allied invasion […]
Until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the German U-boats had been ordered not to engage the United States in war like activities. However, with Japan’s declaration of war, Hitler no longer felt such measures were required and Germany declared war on the United States on December 11, 1941.
The first plan of attack of the […]