One To Remember

“Lastly, ”Hang tough!” Never, ever give up regardless of the adversity. If you are a leader, a fellow who other fellows look to, you have to keep going.” ― Army Major Dick Winters

Deep Squats (Thoughts)

Memorial Day has passed and we are “OFFICIALLY” into Summer. Welcome!

The D-Day Invasion at Normandy in World War II happened on June 6th, 1944. For the 80th anniversary I thought it fitting to remind us all of the sacrifice it took for us all to enjoy the freedoms that can be easily taken for granted.

It’s been a long time, but I plan on watching “Band of Brothers” on Netflix to remember. I first watched in 2001 on HBO. This time I plan to watch with my family.

On another personal note, my grandfather, Ralph Musil, landed at Normandy on D-Day +2. He never spoke of it until my graduation from high school in 1993. While sitting at our kitchen table, he asked for an atlas and started retelling his journey of training in the US and the preparation in England. Then he told about landing on the beaches and traveling by foot, truck and train to the front lines where they fought to get Allied Forces into Germany. He then shared how long they were in Europe and the long period before he made it back to rural Michigan. He was fortunate to survive, and without major injury. Romantically, Ralph had become pen pals with a young lady named Ruthella in his hometown of Davison, Michigan. They met when he returned home, were married shortly after and had 5 children including my mom, Marie.

I’m under no illusion that my story is “special”. But, I am very grateful for it. No doubt there are other WWII or D-Day stories in our community. I’d love to hear them from you.

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Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters

They were called Easy Company—but their mission was never easy.

Immortalized as the Band of Brothers, they suffered 150% casualties while liberating Europe—an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Dick Winters was their commander—”the best combat leader in World War II” to his men. This is his story—told in his own words for the first time.

On D-Day, Dick Winters parachuted into France and assumed leadership of the Band of Brothers when their commander was killed. He led them through the Battle of the Bulge and into Germany, by which time each member had been wounded. They liberated an S.S. death camp from the horrors of the Holocaust and captured Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s alpine retreat. After briefly serving during the Korean War, Winters was a highly successful businessman.

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