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JUST THE FACTS- MINIMAL PHOTOS
THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CULINARY POLITICS-ELEMENTAL NEWS OF THE DAY COMMENTARY-OPINION-SPORTS-FOOD SERVICE FOR MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019 BY CHEF MURPH MACDOUGAL
“Just the Facts: no matter what the belligerent left says about American military members- including those who fought for the Confederacy- this is the day in which, we honor ALL of them” by Chef Murph MacDougal
SPRING SESSION 2019
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MEMORIAL DAY 2019
Today, we remember ALL our war dead, including those who fought in unpopular wars or on the side of the Confederacy
San Luis Obispo, CA, 05-27-2019 Monday: Memorial Day means many things to many people but for my family, it is a day we remember our family members who have gone before us. My father, James and his two brothers, Dennis and Alvin, enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1942 and served overseas in the 9th Infantry Division. The three of them served in the same unit and participated in Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa.
I remember my father talking about his service on rare occasions, usually after he had been drinking heavily. His middle brother Dennis was among the few casualties in the operation and it left a heavy mark on him. He and Alvin continued on from there and spent time overseeing the border between Spain’s North African colony and French North Africa before fighting some actions in Tunisia. From there, they participated in the landings in Sicily.