D-Day: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc
On the 64th anniversary od D-Day there is much to think about and be grateful for. Douglas Brinkley's book, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, tells the story of one such deserving object of our gratitude. You can buy it here.
It's fascinating and debunks a few myths, like the one that says those Rangers did not achieve their objective of destroying the German guns. They did.
The text of Ronald Reagan's famous speech on the same subject is here. It's a worthy Memorial Day read.