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  • Fenrir
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    Originally posted by Lance Williams
    Its a good thing General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. arthritis and all was on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944........
    .....on Utah beach.......

    after realizing that the landings were somewhat off-course, isn't he quoted as saying something like "well, this is as good a place as any to start the war"

    also the highest ranking officer on any of the beaches on D-Day, i beleive....

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  • Sarge
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    Originally posted by Lance Williams
    Its a good thing General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. arthritis and all was on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944........
    Roosevelt :crazy: you fogot to mention he had to change his uniform becuase it was wet and that was bad luck. And one other thing do you really think he was in a danger.

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  • Lance Williams
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    Originally posted by paul mullin
    That was General Norman Cotta on Omaha beach. not T.R. Jr
    OOPS.......wrong beach, right general

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  • paul mullin
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    That was General Norman Cotta on Omaha beach. not T.R. Jr

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  • paul mullin
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    Originally posted by Lance Williams
    Its a good thing General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. arthritis and all was on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944........
    Not so good, because he was assistant division CO of the 4th ID,
    and they landed on Utah beach.

    Sorrry!!

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  • ER_Chaser
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    Originally posted by Tigersqn
    Lucian Truscott or Lawton Collins

    BTW ER, you really hate Mac don't you ?:nonono:
    lol ... I do not even know him ... (I mean, no personal contact )

    But surely, I do not like this figure. In fact, it is more a "style" problem rather than his real deeds. I mean, if he is not so outspoken, not so arrogant, I might have liked him. Probably the most influential book about him onto my mind is Ridgeway's Korean War. To me, if a general would make his subordinate write a book like that to describe him, this man is terrible.

    Probably I am also fooled by Ridgeway, because I kinda like this guy... (after reading his book ... sure, that is a conflict of interest.) ...:terms:

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  • tigersqn
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    Lucian Truscott or Lawton Collins

    BTW ER, you really hate Mac don't you ?:nonono:

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  • Lance Williams
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    Its a good thing General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. arthritis and all was on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944........

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  • ER_Chaser
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    Originally posted by paul mullin
    I will go with Collins, or possibly that annoying and arrogant Macarthur. He did more with less than most u.s. Generals, and look at Korea, everyone thought Inchon would be a disaster, but
    old dugout Doug stuck to his guns and won a great victory.
    and then lost like a whipped dog?

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  • paul mullin
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    I will go with Collins, or possibly that annoying and arrogant Macarthur. He did more with less than most u.s. Generals, and look at Korea, everyone thought Inchon would be a disaster, but
    old dugout Doug stuck to his guns and won a great victory.

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  • LaPalice
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    I choose Patton.
    Why ? Because his troops liberated my mother's town in 44, Redon, if I am not wrong. She remembers well the day when the GI's enter in her street. She said me that in her mind the Americans always had a smiley on their face.

    LaPalice.

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  • Irreverent
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    Best USA General?

    I vote for Lawton Collins =)

    He was not a prima donna, he did more with less, and he didnt throw temper tantrums when he didnt get what he asked for.

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