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The Power Of Music And War

WW2 Trumpet


This 90 year old gentleman who served in World War 2 recounts one night of his life. One night that lest we shall not forget. A simple story really, from a simple man, from simpler times.

This is the offcial account from an article we found on CNN:

It was two weeks after D-Day, a few miles from the bloody shores of Omaha Beach. An airstrip had been carved out of the Normandy countryside, costing the lives of 28 Army engineers at the hands of German snipers.

A lone sniper still remained in the nighttime distance.

Despite the risk, Capt. Jack Tueller felt compelled to play his trumpet.

That afternoon, his P-47 fighter group had caught up with a retreating German Panzer division. As the U.S. Thunderbolts descended on their targets, they saw French women and children on top of the tanks. After an initial fly-by, the order was given to attack anyway.

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1 Comment for “The Power Of Music And War”

  1. That was amazing Glenn. So very true in many cases too.

    Have a terrific day sweetie. Big hug. :)

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