Thursday, October 26, 2017

31 October 1941

Want to do something constructive for Halloween and study something really scary?  Look into the sinking of the US destroyer Reuben James, sunk while escorting a merchant convoy to the UK.  And also remember that the merchant and Navy sailors who faced all this before the US finally got into the war weren't getting combat benefits (and to this day aren't eligible for membership in the American Legion).  So listen to the song (Guthrie, Weavers, Kingston Trio, Chad Mitchell Trio, whatever), read up, and learn.