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San Luis Obispo, CA 93403, 11-11-2019 Monday: Good morning and welcome to the Veteran’s Day 2019 Edition of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day. I have shared with you before the story of my father, James, and my uncles Dennis and Alvin, two men who I never had the pleasure to know, only photos. My pop and his siblings served in World War II, taking part in Operation Torch[i], the invasion of French North Africa. Dennis was among the few who died during that operation, shot by a Senegalese soldier no less, and my daddy and his younger brother were later wounded in Sicily[ii]. Both were knocked out of the war with Alvin dying later due to his wounds, but pop was able to return to service and was part of the occupation army in Germany.
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[i] Operation Torch occurred on November 08-16, 1942 and was the opening of the Second Front in World War II. Much of what happened there remains unsung and is seen as a backwater but it was important for the Allies to determine if the Vichy French would honor their commitments to the Nazis and fight or would they surrender. After a brief time, they did surrender. The United States lost more than 500 troops, my uncle Dennis being among them.
[ii] Operation Husky began on July 09, 1943 and ran until August 17, 1943. Uncle Alvin and my daddy suffered wounds in this campaign and both were sidelined. Alvin later died from his wounds while my pop returned to duty in time to serve in the U.S. occupation forces in Germany.