Veteran remembers D-Day

first_imgLatest Stories Book Nook to reopen Email the author By Jaine Treadwell D-Day, June 6, 2012, came and went without much notice. At least not much when compared to other days when there are parades and barbecues to commemorate red-letter calendar days.But around the country, more than 2 million World War II veterans probably didn’t forget the day. Many couldn’t forget.On June 6, 1944, some 2,000 soldiers in the Allied Forces lost their lives and 10,000 were listed as dead, wounded or missing in action. “We were only the first or second troop transport to go across the Atlantic without an escort,” he said. “That way, we could go faster. A submarine got after us and we couldn’t land in South Hampton. We had to land in Scotland. There, we were put on a train to Birmingham, England.”Saunders was a member of an elite military police unit trained primarily for guard duty. His ship was docked next to ships that were bringing in the soldiers who had been wounded on the beaches of Omaha and Utah on D-Day.“What I saw scared me to death,” he said. “We debarked D-Day plus five. We had to jump in the water and wade in. There were still dead bodies on the beaches and, after an area was cleared of mines, we broke off on our own.”The horrors of war were everywhere and, after the Battle for Brest, France, Saunders said prisoners were hauled away for a week. “We worked along side of German soldiers, each burying our dead,” Saunders said. “I’d always thought that God was on our side but I started thinking that maybe God was on their side, too. The German soldiers had pictures of their families in their pockets. They had families and homes they wanted to go back to. We buried their soldiers and ours and they buried ours and theirs.” Every June 6 since that day, Charles Saunders of Troy turns his thoughts not just to the soldiers whose lives were lost or bodies maimed, but also to the veterans who live with haunting memories of a war that rocked the world.Saunders joined the United States Army shortly after turning 18 and right after he graduated Opp High SchoolDespite the war effort at home, Saunders was unprepared for what he found when he left Boston for South Hampton, England, with 5,500 troops. Print Article Sponsored Content Veteran remembers D-Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Friday, June 8, 2012 Skip Tens of thousands of American soldiers came home, in a sense, as prisoners of that war.“You can never forget it,” Saunders said. “It’s been nearly 70 years and I’m an 87-year-old man and I still remember. That’s why D-Day never slips by me.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Local car dealer highlights successes When Bill Jackson took his first job as a car salesman in Bessemer in 1969, he had a single goal…. read morelast_img read more

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Watch Devon Allman, Duane Betts, & More Collaborate On Allman Brothers Classic “Blue Sky” At Volunteer Jam

first_imgVolunteer Jam XX: A Tribute To Charlie Daniels Live Album Track ListingDisc 1Trudy – Blackberry SmokeBrand New Star – The Oak Ridge BoysSweet Louisiana – Brent CobbEvangeline – Sara EvansSimple Man – Justin Moore(What This World Needs Is) A Few More Rednecks – Chris JansonTexas – Steep Canyon RangersMy Town – Eddie MontgomeryThe Legend of Wooley Swamp – Lee BriceBlue Sky – Devon Allman & Duane Betts with Chuck LeavellMidnight Rider – Devon Allman & Duane Betts with Chuck LeavellDisc 2Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd SkynyrdModern Day Bonnie and Clyde – Travis TrittIt’s A Great Day to Be Alive – Travis TrittDrinkin’ My Baby Goodbye – Chris YoungWe Had It All One Time – Ricky SkaggsLa Grange – Billy F GibbonsThe South’s Gonna Do It Again – AlabamaMountain Music – AlabamaTennessee Fiddlin’ Man – Charlie Daniels & The Charlie Daniels BandThe Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels & The Charlie Daniels BandOne Way Out – All Star FinaleView Album Track Listing[H/T Rolling Stone] On Wednesday, March 7th, an impressive roster of artists came together for Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie Daniels in Nashville, TN. Charlie Daniels started the Volunteer Jam tradition way back in the early ’70s. Notes Rolling Stone, “A Tennessee tradition since 1974, this year’s Volunteer Jam celebrated Charlie Daniels’ legacy by shining a light not only on the songwriter himself, but the generations of Southern rockers who’ve followed in his wake.”Now, AXS TV has announced that they will premiere a TV concert special taped at the event on Sunday, August 19th, at 10 p.m. Eastern. Ahead of the airing of the concert film, Rolling Stone has shared a clip from the show of Devon Allman and Duane Betts (the sons of Allman Brothers Band members Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts) performing “Blue Sky” with a slew of high-profile players including mandolinist Sam Bush, songwriter Jamey Johnson, Blue Note Records president and decorated musician/producer Don Was, guitarist Audley Freed, and former Allman Brothers keyboardist Chuck Leavell, which you can watch here. You can also check out fan-shot footage of “Blue Sky” from Volunteer Jam XX below:Duane Betts, Devon Allman, & More – “Blue Sky” [Allman Brothers Band cover, Fan-shot][Video: Teresa Cash]In addition to Allman and Betts, the event’s 20th installation in 2018 featured The Charlie Daniels Band, Chuck Leavell, Billy Gibbons, Blackberry Smoke, Ricky Skaggs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steep Canyon Rangers, Alabama, Sara Evans, Chris Young, Chris Janson, Eddie Montgomery, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Travis Tritt. Blue Note Records president and decorated musician/producer Don Was served as the show’s musical director, while Ken Wortman served as its producer.An audio compilation featuring the highlights from the day’s festivities will also be released as a two-disc live album later this year. You can check out the full track listing below. Pre-order your copy today via the Blackbird Presents website.last_img read more

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Findings vs Surmisings in Evolutionary Biology

first_img51; What part of the following story is a finding, and what is a supposition?  Science Daily told about work by Julie Baker (Stanford) and a graduate student who set out to discover the evolutionary origin of the mammalian placenta.  They evaluated differences between placentas and eggs of a number of different animals, and told stories about how they came to be – but the article spoke of all the above as “findings.”    Consider, for instance, the paragraphs right before the statement that refers to them as these findings:They found that the placenta develops in two distinct stages.  In the first stage, which runs from the beginning of pregnancy through mid-gestation, the placental cells primarily activate genes that mammals have in common with birds and reptiles.  This suggests that the placenta initially evolved through repurposing genes the early mammals inherited from their immediate ancestors when they arose more than 120 million years ago.    In the second stage, cells of the mammalian placenta switch to a new wave of species-specific genes.  Mice activate newly evolved mouse genes and humans activate human genes.    It makes sense that each animal would need a different set of genes, Baker said.  “A pregnant orca has different needs than a mouse and so they had to come up with different hormonal solutions to solve their problems,” she said.  For example, an elephant’s placenta nourishes a single animal for 660 days.  A pregnant mouse gestates an average of 12 offspring for 20 days.  Clearly, those two pregnancies would require very different placentas.The shift between descriptions of observable organs in living animals and evolutionary stories about their relationships is seamless.  Clearly Baker never watched one animal’s placenta evolve into another type of placenta.  She also spoke in Lamarckian terms, suggesting that an animal’s need was sufficient to produce the effect.  Yet all the research was labeled as findings.    Charles Q. Choi on Live Science took the evolution angle further.  He said the placenta is “rather reptilian” in its ancestry, “new research suggests.”  He also used the word findings for suppositions: “These findings suggest the placenta initially evolved when early mammals found new uses for genes they inherited from their reptile-like ancestors.”  Yet he admitted repeatedly that much remains unknown, and had just quoted Baker saying, “The placenta is this amazing, complex structure and it’s unique to mammals, but we’ve had no idea what its evolutionary origins are.”  He himself said in the opening paragraph, “Scientists have no clue, either, at least insofar as evolution is concerned.”  How cluelessness can be called a finding was left unexplained.  Yet in spite of the admitted ignorance, Choi did not hesitate to title his entry, “Gooey origin of human placenta revealed.”Baker found living, functional, designed placentas that meet the needs of each animal perfectly.  She did not find evolution.  She did not find anything about evolution.  Instead, she lost something: common sense.    Evolutionists get away with murder.  They murder rationality in their mythoids but no science reporter takes them to court.  Except here.  Repurposing genes – did you catch that little infraction?(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Women asked to avoid burqas, kids skip playtime: Sri Lankan Muslims fear for safety

first_imgThere already have been a few incidents that have been reported of Muslims being targeted by mobs. That is the fear most Muslims in Sri Lanka are living with after one of the worst terrorist attack that the country witnessed on Easter Sunday.Razia has not sent her children out to play out of fear that they might fall victim to people who are seeing all Muslims through the prism of violent extremism. Her husband, an upstanding citizen, has been taken into custody for questioning. Their fault, they are the immediate neighbours of the two main bombers, the Ibrahim brothers.Men from that entire neighbourhood of Dematagoda have been picked up for questioning and those who haven’t have left the colony to stay with their relatives for fear of being taken in.The fear has spread far and wide. In a country that didn’t have a history of religious violence but more so ethnic war, this new development has changed the dynamics of the island nation.Sleepless nights and fear to venture out. Will they face retribution for the deeds of these terrorists who waged war and have managed to create strife between two communities that have not known hatred at all?An angry Christian father, Endeke Fernandes, who has lost his daughter, spoke in a rage and referred to the other community as “those Muslims”. Once they lived in peace, today they look at every person in a Burqa or a man sporting a beard, with suspicion.There have already been instances where women have been asked to take off their burqas. Sri Lanka never saw an extremist or extremely orthodox form of Islam. Mostly a liberal community, practising their religion in peace, the attack has been a huge jolt to the entire community.advertisementThe Muslim dominated areas are facing reprisals. Living amid massive security and holding the Friday prayers after seeking permission is new to Sri Lanka. This is the only country where Muslim bodies have put out notices asking their women to cooperate with the government for the sake of national security and either refrain from wearing burqas or at least ensure their faces are visible for identification purposes.A country where Muslims form just about 10 per cent of the population, any wrong move can be disastrous. Therefore, the entire community is treading very carefully since they fear becoming easy targets to those who seek revenge. For those who think avenging the death of their people can only be done by taking the life of the other.The Mawalagatta Jama Masjid has sent out a strong message to avoid retaliation. They held prayers and put out hoardings saying “There is no place in Islam for extremism”.READ | Father, two brothers of Sri Lanka suicide bombings mastermind killedALSO READ | After Sri Lanka blasts, NIA raids 3 places in Kerala over Islamic State linksALSO WATCH | Terror in Sri Lanka: A ground reportlast_img read more

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10 months agoDONE DEAL: Marco Baroni named new coach of Frosinone

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Marco Baroni named new coach of Frosinoneby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarco Baroni has been named new coach of Frosinone.Baroni replaces Moreno Longo after the latter’s sacking yesterday.The 55-year-old is best known for his stints in charge of Juventus Primavera and Benevento, the latter of whom he guided into Serie A for the first time in their history.He takes over a Frosinone side already five points adrift in 19th place after just one win all season. last_img read more

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10 months agoGenoa, Frosinone in contact with Newcastle wing-back Lazaar

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Genoa, Frosinone in contact with Newcastle wing-back Lazaarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United wing-back Achraf Lazaar is closer to a return to January.Lazaar spent last season on-loan at Benevento.And TMW says Genoa and Frosinone are now in contact about bringing Lazaar back to Serie A next month.Both Serie A clubs would seek to take the 26 year-old on-loan.Lazaar has been frozen out by Toon boss Rafa Benitez this season as he has been encouraged to find himself a new club. last_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham defender Alderweireld: Man Utd very different these days

first_imgTottenham defender Alderweireld: Man Utd very different these daysby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Toby Alderweireld says they know they face a new Manchester United this weekend.Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side have regained their confidence with five wins on the spin since appointment last month.Alderweireld said, “Of course we know they will be in a better moment than they were before. “We know they have very good players and a very good team. Quality, with some special players. So we have to be tough to beat them. But we can be confident and prepare ourselves the best we can to be ready for them.”Alderweireld insisted the Spurs team enjoy coming up with the answers to defy their critics.He said: “We have a hungry group who want to play well and beat big teams. We want to do something special and that is normal. That desire is what you can see on the pitch. You see it every season we are out there. There is still some room to improve, though.”Alderweireld also insisted there is more to come from the Spurs team.He went on: “I think we don’t have to look too much to the past just our performances recently.“We have done well against the top six teams but of course we can improve and that is what we try to do every day. Winning big games like Chelsea gives us confidence and shows us we are going the right way but I think we can improve a lot.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoWoodward: Man Utd committed to youth policy

first_imgWoodward: Man Utd committed to youth policyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists they’re committed to providing the right investment for the first team.United announced a record revenue of £627.1million on Tuesday, with the release of their annual financial figures.“We remain focused on our plan of rebuilding the team and continuing to strengthen our youth system, in line with the philosophy of the club and the manager,” said Woodward.”This is reflected in the recent addition of three exciting first team players, key player contract extensions and the talent we have coming through our Academy.”Everyone at Manchester United is committed to delivering on our primary objective of winning trophies.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoBrighton attacker Peter Gwargis delighted with senior breakthrough

first_imgBrighton attacker Peter Gwargis delighted with senior breakthroughby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton attacker Peter Gwargis was thrilled with his debut this week.The young Swede featured in the Carabao Cup defeat to Aston Villa.”It was really fun, a day that I put in a lot of hard work and time for. It was really nice to finally be able to make my a-team debut and have it confirmed. It’s just up to me to keep working even harder,” Gwargis told Fotbollskanalen.On Seagulls boss Graham Potter, he added: “I have followed his journey and what he has done. I see how he builds the team and it looks really good. He gave me a lot of advice yesterday on the plan and advised me on what to do.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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