Who in the world is Carmen Basilio?

Carmen Basilio 1927 – 2012 Standing in line at Irondequoit Wegmans a few years ago, I was delivered a series of punches to my ribs! Thinking “what the heck?!” I turned around to see this old man, smiling up at me. He asked “do you know who I am?” and I confessed that I had no idea. He said “I’m Carmen Basilio, champion fighter”. I told him I was happy to meet him and we shook hands. We talked for a few minutes as he told me a bit of his...

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D-Day June 6th, 1944

D-Day June 6th, 1944

The deception campaign mounted by the British and the Americans successfully kept an entire German Army out of the fighting until it was too late. The dilemma for both the Allies and the Germans was deciding where in France, the invasion would land. The two options considered were the Pas de Calais, and, Normandy. Pas de Calais offered both the shortest sea crossing and the shortest route to German heartland. Formidable defenses there, however,...

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