Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 09/07/2014


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Omaha Beach 2014 – Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer – Grave of General Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

Omaha Beach 2014 – Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer – Grave of General Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
He landed on the first wave on Utah Beach. When they discovered that they landed on the wrong spot, he said: ”We’ll start the war from right here!” He was 56 at the time and suffering from a heart condition and arthritis, making him to walk with a stick. He requested to be buried with his men and next to his brother Quentin, who was killed in World War I.

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Latium
Latium
I am probably old fashioned but I think that marker being different to the rest is simply wrong.
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
He had a Medal of Honor bestowed on him. All the bearers of the Medal of Honor have such a marker. It is not a indication of rank.
3 years ago.
Latium
Latium
I know, but it still doesn't seem right, no disrespect to the man for he was evidently a courageous bloke.

On our VC holders graves the regimental badge is replaced by a symbol of the VC so it is apparent to the discerning but overall it blends in with the rest of the markers.

Like I say I am probably old fashioned with an out of date view on how things should be done.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
More likely a difference of culture between the Americans and the British. Americans can be a bit more ostentatious I think ;-)
3 years ago.
Latium has replied to Michiel 2005
True, just a lot ;¬)
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
But we cannot rule out the possibility that the British didn't want to pay for gold paint...
3 years ago.
Latium has replied to Michiel 2005
Well we were bankrupt at the end of the war, and the Yanks did pull the rug from under us when we elected a Labour government whom the U.S. who thought were dyed in the wool Reds, so...
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005 has replied to Latium
It is best not to be dependent on somebody else. I just read a biography of our first king William I. Between the years of 1795 and 1813 he wandered around Europe and he begged and grovelled Napoleon for some compensation for the loss of Holland.
3 years ago.
Latium has replied to Michiel 2005
Boney was the last person to grovel too ;¬(

Good book was it?
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
Indeed, he got nothing from Napoleon. He answered that William should get used to the new situation in Europe.
3 years ago.