But the message was clear: If the D-Day landings fail, the buck stops with Ike, the Supreme Allied Commander. Continue reading
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“There is a rumor circulating which says that the war is over,” Pfc. Harold Porter wrote 69 years ago today. “But we’re not too excited about it because we know that it does not mean too much as far as our immediate situation is concerned.”
Porter’s “situation” is evident from the letterhead he used: Waffen-SS with a Dachau address — the camp commander’s stationary.
The Army medic sat down on May 7, 1945, to try to tell his parents in Michigan — the Rev. and Mrs. D.H. Porter — how he was doing. Continue reading
President Eisenhower’s personal egg nog recipe is a blast from the past that packs a real wallop.
Valoise Armstrong, an archivist at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Kansas, tells the National Journal that although the recipe calls for 1 quart of booze, World War II’s Supreme Allied Commander was a social drinker, not a tippler. Continue reading