VETERANS: Pvt. Henry Gunther should be the icon for all of America’s wars

https://dailyreckoning.com/a-tribute-to-pvt-henry-gunther-and-others

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:

10:59 a.m.

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.

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RANT: Bring the girls and boys home now!

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Richard-Dickson&lc=4917&pid=164699461&mid=5525701

In Memory of
SSgt. Richard A. “Richie” Dickson
May 7, 1988 – April 27, 2013
Obituary

SSgt. Richard A. Dickson “Richie” born May 7, 1988 in Sacramento, Calif passed away suddenly on April 27, 2013 in Kandahar Afghanistan at the age of 24. Richie is survived by his loving wife and soul mate – Lacie D. Dickson & their baby girl – Sophie A. Dickson. He is also survived by his Mother Rebekah (Kelly) Pratt, Grandmother Martha Reinking, Sister Erron Poole, Brother Chad (Michelle) Dickson, Nephew Riley Paber, Niece Rachael Paber, In-Laws Robin & Lawrence Gueths, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends & fellow Airmen.

Richie proudly served his country in the USAF from June 2006 until April 27, 2013 as a Airborne Intelligence Systems Operator. Richie was an amazingly loving husband, father, son, brother & uncle. Richie was a kind, loving soul who accepted everyone for being exactly who they were and he will be greatly missed by all who’s lives he touched, may his memory live on in our hearts forever and ever!!!

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Anyone need a better reason to withdraw troops from around the world and be like Switzerland!

Let the backwaters places settle their own problems.

All we do is give them a unifying target.

Just make it clear, you, or your unruly citizens, attack us, we’ll retaliate tit for tat. So, these two bit “leaders” better get their people under control. Or resign. 

And, just to be clear, I’m anti-war pro-choice pro-life little L libertarian, but I’m not an isolationist or a pacifist. Live and let live. But, don’t mess with me or mine. But by the same token, “sticks ‘n’ stones”.

Argh!

I read this obit on Mother’s Day and felt bad for that woman and baby! 

Argh!

I’d make every politician attend every funeral. Think they’d get the message?

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