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The valor and the lesson
of the heroism of D-Day

Charleston Daily Mail (SC), by Editorial

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Posted By:Toledo, 6/6/2014 11:47:39 AM

After World War I, Americans had it with European wars. The United States lost 116,516 men and suffered 204,002 casualties, plus 3,350 soldiers were missing in action -- not to mention the monetary expense. The price paid for ignoring the rest of the world was enormous. The death toll in World War II topped 73 million soldiers and civilians, including 420,000 Americans. For while people in the United States focused solely on their own troubles, evil rose and took root in Germany, Italy and Japan. In 1938, America’s allies from World War I were forced to appease Hitler. First, the allies ceded the

      


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After World War I, Americans had it with European wars. The United States lost 116,516 men and suffered 204,002 casualties, plus 3,350 soldiers were missing in action -- not to mention the monetary expense. The price paid for ignoring the rest of the world was enormous. The death toll in World War II topped 73 million soldiers and civilians, including 420,000 Americans. For while people in the United States focused solely on their own troubles, evil rose and took root in Germany, Italy and Japan. In 1938, America’s allies from World War I were forced to appease Hitler. First, the allies ceded the

   

 

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