You cannot Judge a Book By its Cover – Whew! That’s an Understatement
We ran across this true story a few months ago and it moved us ever so deeply that we just had to share it. This is a true story of how an amazing WWII war hero who, after the war continued on with his life and both his heroism and this incredible story almost disappeared and faded into obscurity forever – well, almost.
And had it not been for the fact that a high ranking military officer happened across just one page this amazing chronicle would have never have seen the light of day (or print) and because of this one single reference in only one page this episode was rescued and preserved this event for all time. So, thank you Colonel Deputy Commandant James Moschgat for allowing us to share this inspiring story (see the Colonel’s Bio at the end of this Article)
No, she said, incorrect. Anyone else have a guess? Well the guessing went wild, someone said it was Nixon, then Ulysses S. Grant. Someone even guessed Thomas Jefferson and then someone who had obviously never even opened the History text said “It’s William Henry Harrison”. My goodness! President Harrison was 68 years old before he assumed Office.
The Nazis – The very mention of the phrase conjures up images of terror and of an evil nation that once ruled most of Europe and sentenced millions to their deaths. Read this dramatic tale told for the first time by one of the actual survivors, 98-year-old Johannes Marinus van Vlie as he shares with us his life of a five-year occupation by the Third Reich.
Probe the baffling mystery with us of why only 27% of the Jewish population of The Netherlands survived as opposed to the 60% and 70% of survivors of Belgium and France making it by far the highest percentage of a death in all of occupied Europe. The horrific details of perseverance in the midst of death camps, hiding from the infamous German SS death squads, continuous aerial ‘dog fight’ battles fought overhead downing an average of three planes per day and finally freedom.