Many of the gun-blogs marked 6 June -- and it's a day to never forget. And yet-- War is a terrible business; its first and most evident product is dead and injured people, mostly -- but by no means exclusively -- soldiers.
That's not to say there's nothing worse; there are many things worse. The good guys go to war to stop them and pay a steep price in the doing.
Ernie Pyle stepped ashore in Normandy the day after D-Day; stepped ashore, saw the aftermath and later, let you look through his eyes.
(Article found both at Indiana University's J-school and on Free Republic, btw. There's a lesson there.)
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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