Quote of the Day

“…It is November 1965. The Ia Drang Valley. The nearest town, Pleiku, a remote Vietnamese province capital. And west of town, beyond the stilted long-huts of the Montagnards, flat scrub jungle cover the hills by the Cambodian border. A smugglers’ haven, and now the infiltration route for

November 14, 1965 — Bruce Crandall flew through a gauntlet of enemy fire, taking ammunition in and wounded Americans out of the Battle at Ia Drang Valley, one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. Crandall’s actions were

He who puts out his hand to stop the wheel of history will have his fingers crushed.
—Lech Walesa

November 13, 1974 — Karen Silkwood, a technician and union activist at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron plutonium plant near Crescent, Okla., was killed in a car crash while on her way to meet a reporter. 

An army cannot consist of officers alone, however talented; and a great bridge—while it owes so much to its designers and construction supervisors—owes an

November 12, 1936 — The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened. It cost $78 million and was the longest bridge ever attempted.

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