The Greatest Generation?

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The LRC articles about Pearl Harbor today prompted one reader and veteran to mention a book to me that I had never heard of: The Filthy Thirteen: From the Dustbowl to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest – The True Story of the 101st Airborne’s Most Legendary Squad of Combat Paratroopers. Seems like some of the greatest generation of World War II heroes were also the greatest generation of filthy men. I suspect that most of them were not like that when they entered the military but became so when they imbibed of military culture and values.

When will Christians stop believing this fantasy about the military being a good place for young men to learn honor, respect, etc.?

Thanks to TM.

4:23 pm on December 9, 2013
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