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Happy 242nd July 4, 2018

Posted by David Card in Media.
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RareFlags_IAS_00111This year’s patriotic plug was recommended by my godfather. It’s an honest, plain-spoken, patriotic description of the horrors and madness of the Pacific war. There’s not much in the way of battle strategy analysis – the grunts didn’t hear any. It’s just a squared away account.

Gene Sledge wasn’t a Virginian, but an upper middle class Alabama boy. His story from this book makes up a big part of the HBO series “The Pacific,” which is well worth a watch.

This year’s flag is the “Trumbull pattern.” It might have flown at Cornwallis’s surrender at Yorktown.

Happy Fourth. Throw another hot dog on the grill for me. As usual, I’ll bring Mom’s potato salad (never tastes the same twice, but always good).

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