A Tribute to Pvt. Henry Gunther and Others
By Brian Maher
Posted November 11, 2020
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102 years ago today, on the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour… the guns went quiet on the Western Front…
And the white doves of peace took wing.
Today we turn away from the Sturm und Drang of the present — from the world of manna, from the election, from the virus — to reflect briefly upon that morning of Nov. 11, 1918… and a little-known chapter of history.
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Three words spring to mind:
Spite. Ambition. Stupidity.
But there were careers to consider. Consider the general who invaded Stenay so his men could bathe — a certain William Mason Wright.
After the war he was promoted. Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army was his new title.
He could claim the distinction, after all, of capturing the final American objective of the war.
A less gaudy distinction fell to a young man under his command that morning — Pvt. Henry Gunther by name, of our former city of Baltimore.
This poor fellow was the last allied fatality of that fateful day, Nov. 11, 1918 — and of the Great War itself. Time of death:
Below, we show you why the American entry into WWI was a foolish idea, in addition to other foolish ideas that have landed America in trouble.
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Let’s no forget Pvt. Henry Gunther and all the other MIAs, KIAs, and all the other broken casualties of war.
And, the politicians and bureaucrats that fight pointless wars with other people children!
Remind them often.