Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thank a Vet Today
If you see a veteran today, thank him or her for their service. Also, check out Dr. Steve Thode's tribute to WWII vet Vinnie Vicari, who stood at Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe's side when he issued the now famous "Nuts" in response to German demands that he surrender Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
It was in that same battle that my father and another "intelligence" scout named Kurt Vonnegut surrendered when Germans surrounded their foxhole. They didn't say "Nuts." They said "Neine Scheiss," which they thought was "Don't shoot." Germans started laughing instead because they had just been told, "Don't shit."