Thursday, October 28, 2010
August 13th, 1946
Medal of Honor Winners to Fight Again
In an unprecedented show of courage, honor and
patriotism almost all of the surviving World War
Two Metal of Honor awardees have pledged to
follow Audie Murphy’s example and join up again.
"We're not going to let America's greatest hero do this by himself."
The following is just a short list of all the award
winners who are signing up to fight the Reds and
to free Europe once more. They have all signed a
pledge and urge all young men who are able to
join them in this crusade against a godless foe.
They are especially appealing to veterans.
“We need thevets to once more charge into the breach”.
Here is a short list of all those who have signed the pledge
EDWARD A. BENNETT
ARTHUR O. BEYER
MELVIN E. BIDDLE
CECIL H. BOLTON
HERSCHEL F. BRILES
BOBBIE E. BROWN
FRANCIS S. CURREY
JAMES H. HOWARD
JAMES R. HENDRIX
LEON W. JOHNSON
JOHN R. KANE
JOSE M. LOPEZ
WILLIAM A. SODERMAN
PAUL J. WIEDORFER
Not to be out done many members of the entertainment
industry have also pledged to do their duty once more.
Actors who are veteranshave pledged to fight for freedom
once more. These actors and veterans have joined the call
to join up once again and “Win One For the Gipper”.
In a joint statement from The Actors Guild all
veterans are urged to sign up now.
To quote Clark Gable … “We have the
training and the experience to pitch right in,
right away and to drive the commies out
of Europe and back to where they belong.
We don’t have time to train all the men we
need or wait for the draft. The time is now.
The road to freedom has always started with
our democracy and this time is no different.
To all you vets out there. Join up and join up
now! Let’s free the world from Godless
Communism. Let’s finish this job once and
AND FRANKLY, MY DEAR, I DO GIVE A DAMN…”
Noticeably absent from the announcement was
America’s favorite movie soldier and celebrity,
John Wayne who made 13 movies during WWII.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Hey Joe what do ya know?
That gets real irritating after the first 10 years Ralphie!
Ha, that’s why I do it. Well look who’s here the war hero. Hey Mr. Murphy how is civilian life treating you? All the girls flocking to touch your metals? Say kidding aside I really do want to thank you for what you did over there. Medal of Honor and all that. Pretty amazing. It must have been rough?
It was just luck of the draw Ralphie. Just luck of the draw.
I suppose. The bullet with your name on it just wasn’t made. I’m old enough now to join up. You think this dust up with the Reds will last long. I mean can’t we just bomb em to hell with our abombs?
I suspect we would have done it already Ralphie. I’m afraid there is bad news that we were just discussing when you busted in here. Walter Winchell is talking about a bombing raid that didn’t turn out so good. He’s claiming that we lost an abomb and most of the bombers were shot down. He says his sources tell him the Reds have some kind of German Wonder Weapon for shooting down our bombers.
Man, you’re kidding right? That’s just terrible news Mr. Murphy. What’re we going to do about it?
Well Ralphie I’m joining up again. It looks like I have to show them how it’s done again.
If you’re joining Mr. Murphy so am I! We’ll show em a thing or two together won’t we Mr. Murphy?
I suppose you are old enough Ralphie but you better talk it over with your parents.
Can I go with you to the recruiting office Mr. Murphy? It would sure be an honor to be with you when we sign up.
All right it’s a deal Ralphie but you have to talk to your parents first.
Oh alright but don’t sign up without me OK Mr. Murphy. Promise me now. Don’t sign up without me.
OK Ralphie I promise.
You sure you want to do this Audie? You’ve done your part. Maybe it’s time someone else stepped up for a change.
I thought about that long and hard Joe. I think we have to get this over right fast and us Vets are the fastest way to get this done. The government spent lots of time and money into training us to kill Nazis and Nips. I guess that same training can be used to kill Reds too. Don’t worry we’ll probably be used for desk jobs and young guys like Ralphie will do the actual fighting. I suspect our experience makes us Vets pretty valuable for training these gungho youngsters who missed the last one. We’ll see but I do know that we have to take these guys real serious and it’s going to be a hard fight ahead of us. I don’t give a rats ass about the Germans but I got real fond of the French and Brits and it just doesn’t seem right that we leave em in a lurch and run away with our tail between our legs. As I see it this Stalin is maybe even worse than Hitler and I just can’t see us lying down and letting him undo everything we fought for. One dictator is the same as another. Besides if we leave him alone he’ll figure out a way to attack us I’m sure. From what I read he hates our way of freedom and the way we do business. Well I happen to like it myself and I’m going to see that we keep on keeping on.
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Good evening Mr. and Mrs. America from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press.
America’s greatest hero is going to show us how to do it again. Audie Murphy has re-enlisted and wants all the vets out there to join him.
According to Murphy “One dictator is the same as another. Besides if we leave Stalin alone and let him sit there in Paris… he’ll figure out a way to attack us I’m sure. From what I read he hates our freedom and the way we do business. Well I happen to like the way we do business and I’m going to see that we keep on keeping on.”
Amen Audie Amen.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Central Group of Armies
Marshal Rokossovsky Quarters
August 12th, 1946
We are having more and more contact with the Americans. Logic would dictate that they will try and make a stand soon if only to show their oppressed masses that they are trying to stop the all conquering Red Army.
You can stop the communist rhetoric Nikolai, the commissar is not here. I think your assessment is correct. We must see if we can disrupt their plans. Send the OMSBON Operational Groups ahead and order them to press forward until they have passed through the mountains ahead. What is the name of that mountain range again?
The Pyrenees comrade.
Why can’t I ever remember that name? How much of an obstacle will they pose for our armored units?
They are a formidable barrier into Spain. They have not been tested since the days of Charlemagne. Their reputation has been enough to deter any invaders that contemplated an attack through them. Any modern armies would most certainly have used the relatively easier terrain on both coasts. I do recall an anti Franco faction that tried a route through the middle of the mountains in late 1944. The name Vielha comes to mind.
Despite the small victory by the air force on the NATO battleships they will still be available near the coasts. Our flanks will always be in the flux if we make a major attack on either end of the Pyrenees. I have no doubt that we can accomplish our objectives but at a great cost. Send a heavy reconnaissance force to this city of Vielha and see if the Americans have defended it yet. Give them as much air support as we can and let’s see what we are facing. If they can force their way through then be in position to follow up swiftly. If not then we will have to prepare general assault on the various other passes through the mountains. If these fail we will again have to figure out a way to neutralize the NATO navies and go around the flanks.
May I suggest comrade Marshal that we start operations in Italy and in Greece. Our allies are anxious to get their share of the spoils of war. Their knives are sharp and the Bulgarians are eager to make up for past deeds done by the Greeks. The Romanians will do whatever we ask of them. They want to please their Uncle Joe.
I personally hope the Turks give us reason to attack. My family owes them for what they did in the old times.
Yes we all have those old wounds eh? Family stories about this massacre or that expulsion. It’s not easy to keep them all straight but we all seem to have them.
I will recommend that we begin operations in Italy and Greece but we must wait for the order to attack from the Kremlin. Stalin prefers to stay focused on the task at hand.