Aug 31 1919 in WWI

thisdayinwwi:

“Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”
New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]), Aug 31 1919
Marine Sergeant Dan Daly the most be-medalled man in the service. Decorations include the French Medal Militaire, Congressional Medal and D. S. C.

For today’s pay we have done enough!

wilwheaton:

“On Saturday, using a little rain (very little) as an excuse, Trump blew off a long-planned visit to the graves of more than 1,000 U.S. Marines killed in the ferocious fight for Belleau Wood in the bloody spring of 1918. No other heads of state failed to make their appointed rounds at battlefield cemeteries. But ironically it seems that Marine One, the presidential helicopter, was deterred by drizzle. Even Trump’s most credulous supporters must find that hard to believe. And one would like to know what his two most important enablers, the former four-star Marine generals Secretary of Defense James Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, think of the way Trump disrespected those brave members of that proud corps. Probably we will have to wait for their memoirs, but, of course, those will just be part of history. The truth is, Trump never wanted to be here in the first place, and his performance on Saturday reflected his trademark truculent petulance. He wanted to be in Washington reviewing a massive military parade all his own, like the one he saw in Paris on Bastille Day 2017 — the same one put on every year here in France — which he had taken to be, yes, somehow about him as well.”

Trump Dissed Marines Killed in WWI Carnage Caused By His Kind of ‘Nationalism’

“Truculent petulance.”