The Black Devils

I only recently discovered IST, but this is a site worth visiting.

In Saner Thought

What say today we take a break from the shock and awe of the election?

Today we Americans celebrate our nation’s veterans and I will dedicate my day’s posting to those brave men and women……and take a break from the Trump stuff for a day……

First, in World War 2 there were many special units that are celebrated….the UK’s SAS and commandos….the US had the Marines and the workhouse such as the Big Red One….1st infantry division…..but there is one “special” unit that gets very little acknowledgement….the 1st Special Services Force, the Black Devils……

The volunteers for the 1800-man force consisted primarily of enlisted men recruited by advertising at Army posts, stating that preference was to be given to men previously employed as lumberjacks, forest rangers, hunters, game wardens, and
the like. The 1st Special Service Force was officially activated on July 20, 1942 under the command of Lt. Colonel Robert T. Frederick. Much…

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