Another “Rosie” Story

Do you know the story of Rosie the Riveter?

Pacific Paratrooper

Ruth & Ben Reise

When Ben Reise went to enlist in the military in 1942 during World War II, his future wife, Ruth Fern Gibb, went with him. The two had grown up together in Chicago, meeting in grammar school.

Ben Reise tried to enlist in the Navy, but they told him that he was too short at 5 feet, 4 inches, Ruth Reise said. Next, he went to the Army, which “took him right away.”

At the same time Ben enlisted, Ruth was also offered a job. Her height – 5 feet even – made her the perfect size to climb into airplane gas tanks to secure the rivets. Soon after, she began working at the Douglas Aircraft manufacturing plant, on the site where O’Hare International Airport is today.

From 1942 to 1945, Douglas manufactured 655 C-54 Skymasters, a military transport aircraft, at the Chicago plant. A photo from…

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Education for Death: The Making of A Nazi

Made by Walt Disney Studios in 1943, this ten-minute anti-Nazi
propaganda film depicts Nazi indoctrination of children.

The short also references the Hitler Youth and Lebensborn, Hitler’s
eugenics program for breeding Aryans.

The goal of the Hitler Youth was clear:

 “We demand that the National Socialist Youth, and all other young Germans, irrespective of class or occupation, between fourteen and eighteen years of age, whose hearts are affected by the suffering and hardships afflicting the Fatherland, and who later desire to join the ranks of the fighters against the Jewish enemy, the sole originator of our present shame and suffering, enter the Youth League of the NSDAP…”

Based on a screen shot from the Film Education for Death-The Making of the Nazi
The World Belongs to the strong and brutal. There is no room for weaklings.

This animated short is tragically relevant as Germany becomes the leader of the Free World.

Education for Death: The Making of A Nazi
by Walt Disney Studios
Published 1943

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I will not suffer attempts to use my blog to wage a partisan war of words.

This post is not partisan.

All Americans should be horrified the Russian hack of our election,
and the President’s attempt to subvert our press.

A screen shot of a trump tweet that calls the legitimate news fake
This memorial day let us remember that political leaders who spout enemy propaganda are un American

All Americans should want the truth about Russia’s influence on our government.

If you think this is a liberal/democrat thing you’re a fool and a danger to the nation and you might want to stop following my blog.

Screenshot of Angela Merkel stating that Europe cannot count on the U.S.
This is not Normal

 All Americans should be appalled by Trump’s treatment of our NATO Allies.

Animated gif from NBC News
This is NOT Normal.

Trump is NOT Normal

 

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The danger of forgetting our ‘Date of Infamy’

Thoughts on The Day of Infamy from Ned Hickson.

Ned's Blog

imageimageI was nine years old the last time our nation fired a shot while openly declaring war with another nation. And while we have certainly spent the majority of the last few decades fighting abroad and sacrificing the lives of our young men and women in places like Kuwait, Qatar, Baghdad and Syria, the horrific attacks of Sept. 11 are the closest that many of my generation have come to experiencing war first-hand.

As a child, I was only peripherally aware of the Vietnam War and even less so of the Korean War, which ended before I was born. Yet, as the last shot was being fired in Vietnam, I already knew what Pearl Harbor was.

I knew how, on Dec. 7, 1941, a quiet Sunday morning was transformed into a fiery nightmare by Japanese planes that claimed the lives of more than 2,400 servicemen.

I knew about the USS Arizona…

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