Monday, June 10, 2019
D-Day 75 Years Later-- Part 7: "We'll Start the War From Here!"
General Theodore Roosevelt was aboard a landing craft heading toward Utah Beach, The son of President Theodore Roosevelt, he was confronted with a colossal snafu upon stepping ashore.
"About ten minutes later, after we got ourselves protected, General Roosevelt got us together -- battery commanders, battalion commanders -- and told us we weren't where we were supposed to land," Joe Blaylock, who served in the 20th Field Artillery, recalled to an interviewer for the University of New Orleans. "He gave us coordinates of where we were, and everybody checked it on their map, and he said, 'We'll start the war from here!' "
Wrong Place, Oh Well, We'll Start Anyway. --GreGen