Thursday, June 6, 2013

69th Anniversary of D-Day

On the 69th Anniversary of D-Day it is time to take a moment to remember the brave members of the armed forces who have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Here is a website where you can read their stories.

Just one of these heroes was given the opportunity to fire a flamethrower on Sons of Guns.  His official Medal of Honor citation is as follows:

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division. Place and date: Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 23 February 1945. Entered service at: West Virginia. Born: 2 October 1923, Quiet Dell, W. Va. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as demolition sergeant serving with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 23 February 1945. Quick to volunteer his services when our tanks were maneuvering vainly to open a lane for the infantry through the network of reinforced concrete pillboxes, buried mines, and black volcanic sands, Cpl. Williams daringly went forward alone to attempt the reduction of devastating machinegun fire from the unyielding positions. Covered only by 4 riflemen, he fought desperately for 4 hours under terrific enemy small-arms fire and repeatedly returned to his own lines to prepare demolition charges and obtain serviced flamethrowers, struggling back, frequently to the rear of hostile emplacements, to wipe out 1 position after another. On 1 occasion, he daringly mounted a pillbox to insert the nozzle of his flamethrower through the air vent, killing the occupants and silencing the gun; on another he grimly charged enemy riflemen who attempted to stop him with bayonets and destroyed them with a burst of flame from his weapon. His unyielding determination and extraordinary heroism in the face of ruthless enemy resistance were directly instrumental in neutralizing one of the most fanatically defended Japanese strong points encountered by his regiment and aided vitally in enabling his company to reach its objective. Cpl. Williams' aggressive fighting spirit and valiant devotion to duty throughout this fiercely contested action sustain and enhance the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Season 2 of Clean Sheets and Dirty Girls

The summer here in San Diego is far too beautiful to spend all day in front of a computer screen.  Also, I prefer to spend my computing time sipping coffee in a dimly lit room and when there are beautiful women showing off their skin outdoors it is difficult for me to stay inside. All of this is to say that I will be adopting a seasonal approach to publishing CSaDG.  Much like television shows take a creative break during the summer, I have been taking it easy on my blogging activities during the summer as well.

What does all of this mean for you dear reader?  Lucky for you it means that I have been gathering material, tweaking the content I have planned, screaming at my intern*, am willing to assume the role of Entertainment Director, who much like the people who hold this position aboard cruise ships is willing and able to arrange hours of entertainment just for you, and in general am going to step up my blogging activities with new vigor in the fall.

I promise:
  • More explosions!
  • More danger!
  • Twice the danger!!
  • Intrigue
  • Clean sheets and
  • Dirty Girls
He never waits for the other shoe to drop; he throws it down!

*While I was called "sir", which is rare for me, the good people at Starbucks did follow up that comment by informing me that "I would need to leave immediately".**
**I hope the creators of The Simpsons will forgive me for paraphrasing their joke for your amusement.