• Re: 100% OT (poetry) attn: Paul , Aragon & Mike Easter

    From DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno@DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno@decadence.org to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Feb 2 18:09:22 2021
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    Mike Easter <MikeE@ster.invalid> wrote in news:i4503oF215dU1@mid.individual.net:

    philo wrote:
    I was stationed in Germany in 1970 and relatively speaking 25
    years was not that long of a time.

    - being stationed in Germany in '70 was a lot better than an
    alternative place to be stationed, ie Vietnam, where things
    weren't going very well for the troops in '70
    - 25 years is both a short time and a long time; the Vietnam era
    (since I've opened that 1970 door) went on 20 y from 1955 to 1975
    - those living Italians/Sicilians that the paratrooper was
    describing
    were 'at least' still alive; the Italians lost hundreds of
    thousands of combatants and civilians in WWII, and the Germans and
    Allies also lost many tens of thousands in the Italian campaign
    - wp: 'nearly half a million Italians (including civilians) lost
    their
    lives between June 1940 and May 1945.'


    Lives lost by nation in WWII:
    <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cgRwDkP6vk>
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  • From DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno@DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno@decadence.org to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Feb 2 18:10:54 2021
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    Aragorn <thorongil@telenet.be> wrote in
    news:20201219021057.3eeef5d9@nx-74205:

    Neither of the two bases I was assigned to still exist today. One
    of them was the Marines base in Bruges, and at present time the
    Belgian military doesn't even comprise Marines anymore. They were
    never a separate contingent as in the US, but rather a division of
    the regular Army, and their duties are now all taken care of by
    the paracommando regiment.


    The US Marines are a part of the US Navy.
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  • From Aragorn@thorongil@telenet.be to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Feb 2 19:48:20 2021
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    On 02.02.2021 at 18:10, DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno@decadence.org
    scribbled:

    Aragorn <thorongil@telenet.be> wrote in news:20201219021057.3eeef5d9@nx-74205:

    Neither of the two bases I was assigned to still exist today. One
    of them was the Marines base in Bruges, and at present time the
    Belgian military doesn't even comprise Marines anymore. They were
    never a separate contingent as in the US, but rather a division of
    the regular Army, and their duties are now all taken care of by
    the paracommando regiment.


    The US Marines are a part of the US Navy.

    According to Wikipedia, it is part of the US Department of the Navy,
    but it is not part of the US Navy proper. Rather, both the US Navy and
    the US Marine Corps are sister divisions under the US Department of the
    Navy.

    In Belgium, the (now no longer existing) Marines were part of the Army, together with the Paracommando Regiment and the regular Army divisions.

    --
    With respect,
    = Aragorn =

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  • From Iceman@ismand_57@hotmail.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Wed Feb 3 17:40:42 2021
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    On Tue, 2 Feb 2021 19:48:20 +0100
    Aragorn <thorongil@telenet.be> wrote:

    According to Wikipedia, it is part of the US Department of the Navy,
    but it is not part of the US Navy proper. Rather, both the US Navy and
    the US Marine Corps are sister divisions under the US Department of the
    Navy.

    As can be deduced from the fact that the Commander of the US Marines is one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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