Newsletter for May 11, 2015
“Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler. Just like I’d shoot a snake!” – General George S. Patton, Jr (addressing to his troops before Operation Overlord, June 5, 1944)
Hi Friends !!!
I’m writing this email on May 8, 2015 which is the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazi Regime in Europe. This day holds special significance for me.
My father, M.L. Davis from Pageland, South Carolina served in WWII. Born with a birth defect which rendered him 4-F, he talked his way into the Army. Thousands of his fellow Americans did the same thing.
By May 8, 1945 he had escaped from the POW camp in Germany where he had been held since September, 1944. He and some of his fellow prisoners had broken out and headed west, where fortunately they ran into a British patrol.
My father lost 80 pounds during his time in captivity, and also suffered severe frostbite on his feet, which resulted in permanent loss of feeling. He always felt fortunate his feet did not have to be amputated.
Dad had been reported MIA, and my impoverished grandmother, thinking him dead, sold all his possessions. He came to Charlotte, found work, married, had 3 children, started and ran a successful business for 27 years, retired, traveled all over the world, and stayed married to my Mom for 59 years.
When Dad was in his early 80′s he was diagnosed with PTSD caused by his war experiences and placed on full disability by the Veterans Administration. He had suffered undiagnosed with this condition for 60 years. He passed away May 7, 2011.
Over 13 million Americans served in uniform during WWII. My Dad’s experiences were common. What courage and sacrifice these incredible people exhibited! What a fantastic country we live in because of what those wonderful Americans did for each one of us!
Thankfully, the battle we are called to fight today does not call for bloodshed, but we must fight it with the same determination and courage our parents and grandparents fought WWII.
They did not win that war to have America destroy itself from within. Join us Monday night. We will talk about current events and continue to develop a response to the absurd Immigration Integration Task Force recommendations which Charlotte City Council is considering.
In June we will have 2 guest speakers. On June 8, Craig Seibert will talk to us about how religion impacted the thinking of our Founding Fathers. On June 28, Dr. Roy Cordato, an economist from the John Locke Society, will talk to us about wasteful government spending by NC State Government.
Join Us !!!!
CAUTION President 2015