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On August 15, 1945, eighty-nine-year-old Philippe Pétain—the Lion of Verdun, Commander-in-Chief of French forces in the first World War, Marshal of France, a man widely regarded as one of the greatest war heroes in French history—was found guilty of treason by a French jury and sentenced to death. It was one of history’s most precipitous falls from grace.

When Nazi Germany invaded France in 1940, French President Paul Reynaud summoned Pétain to join his cabinet, hoping the old war hero might inspire the army. Pétain quickly concluded that the military situation was hopeless, and he joined with those on the cabinet who favored an armistice. On June 16, 1940, Reynaud resigned and Pétain was appointed to replace him. Six days later France signed an armistice with Germany, surrendering control of most of the country, including Paris and the Atlantic coast.

For the rest of the war Pétain became a Nazi collaborator, as head of the French puppet state whose capital was the city of Vichy. When France was liberated, the new provisional government under Charles de Gaulle had him arrested, and brought to trial for treason. After a three-week trial, Pétain was found guilty and sentenced to death.

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Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.

He’s not MedEvac so it’s not his job, but he heard the radio call and decided he’s flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway. Even after the MedEvacs were ordered not to come. He’s coming anyway. And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 3 of you at a time on board. Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses and safety. And he kept coming back, 13 more times until all the wounded were out. No one knew until the mission was over that the Captain had been hit 4 times in the legs and left arm.

He took 29 of you and your buddies out that day. Some would not have made it without the Captain and his Huey. Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman, United States Army, died at the age of 81, in Boise, Idaho.

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This took place during the Battle of Ia Drang, eventually made into the movie "We Were Soldiers" starring Mel Gibson.
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The Young Visiters or Mister Salteena's Plan is a 1919 novel by English writer Daisy Ashford (1881–1972). She wrote it when she was nine years old and part of its appeal lies in its juvenile innocence, and its unconventional grammar and spelling. It was reprinted 18 times in its first year alone.
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Catherine the Great of Russia also took the first of smallpox vax.
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