July 12, 2007
From the you-can't-please-everyone dept: (updated)
From the AT mailbag:
Why would you publish Herbert E. Meyer's war-wacko trash?
Shame on you!
Harold S Kramer
Why does Mr. Meyer not run for President? His every word makes more sense than anything I have read for a long time.I understand that over 50,000 Americans died invading Normandy Beach in WWII. If that is true, or even close to it, 3,500 or so killed in Irac in the past couple of years, is probably justifiable.Must we go through another Vietnam? Don't we ever learn that in war you must fight to win?Fred McCallum - Light Aircraft Mfg.Update:
Raymond C. Williams writes with the actual casualties on D-Day:The breakdown of US casualties on D Day was 1465 dead, 3184 wounded, 1928 missing and 26 captured. Of the total US figure, 2499 casualties were from the US airborne troops (238 of them being deaths). The casualties at Utah Beach were relatively light: 197, including 60 missing. However, the US 1st and 29th Divisions together suffered around 2000 casualties at Omaha Beach.