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I watched a video of a WWII vet talking about his experiences in Germany. It is part of a project to document what our vets went through that will be housed in the Library of Congress.

The images are horrifying.

He talked about coming upon a Hitler Youth school where 13 and 14-year-olds marched out with rifles to oppose his unit. “They shot at you. You didn’t want to die. You shot back.”

He talked of liberating concentration camps with thousands of bodies and hundreds of survivors who were so starved they could not ingest the C-Rations that the troops carried. They had to wait for the medical corps with IVs.

He said he is disappointed that we have not found a better way to settle our differences.

Jesus H. God. Can’t we take a lesson?

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Written by Charles Keefer

January 13, 2012 at 4:31 am

Posted in Blog

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