Friday, September 07, 2018


Cuzzin Ricky


Nosmo said...

Completely far off topic, but Rodger, I lost your email addy; I have a question about the Limbaugh transcripts you occasionally post. How do I get a question to you?

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Post your addy and I’ll send it.

toadold said...

WW I and the term "Shell Shocked" . They discovered you had to rotate units more often even a month then some never recovered after even a few days of heavy shelling.

NothingRevealed said...

RE: Post your addy and I’ll send it.

Thanks, Rodger

FYI, I'll delete this addy after I receive yours.

rwnutjob said...

My Grandfather fought across France during WWI, coming home to a red dirt cotton farm in Mississippi to raise seven children during the depression. How did he ever survive?
Never once spoke of his experience.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

rwnutjob ....

My gramps did similar... we both know the reason it is not still what was expected of any man.

Anonymous said...

My Granddaddy did too; I read about 60 unit histories published shortly after the war by the troops themselves about his division's training, service and homecoming.
They were 18 months overseas, in 9 months of continuous combat with just one day off. His trench mortar battery fired more rounds than any other in the AEF, earned 9 campaign streamers on their battery's flag. The battery was the smallest unit in the 42nd Division; with replacements the unit had 229 men. Only 97 could march for their homecoming parade in May, 1919, when he was just 20 years old. They were all gassed at one time or another, with many succumbing to its effects after the war, including my grandfather, years before I was born.
On 13 Nov 1918, he wrote his mother "...I suppose you've heard about the events of two days ago. The French made a big thing of it, but most of the Americans said just 'Well, that's good.' The horrors I've seen and the hell I've been through steadily since last February sure does make a fellow think. I hold you and Pop much dearer to me now."
I wish I knew him.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

Interesting series of commentary by a guy that did his homework
Thanks Rodger!

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