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Old 09-03-2013, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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How on earth did I get his name in there?
I always get Jim Thorpe and Gandhi confused as well.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:48 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I always get Jim Thorpe and Gandhi confused as well.
Yeah. Make fun.

OK. Mel Ott and Marlene Dietrich were together at Camp Sissone in France in December 1944, Theodor Giesel was not for away, but not in their company.
They were all evacuated when the battle, which was unexpected, erupted.

How's that?
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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Yeah. Make fun.

OK. Mel Ott and Marlene Dietrich were together at Camp Sissone in France in December 1944, Theodor Giesel was not for away, but not in their company.
They were all evacuated when the battle, which was unexpected, erupted.

How's that?
Close enough....

On December 15th, 1944, all three could be found in eastern Belgium, guests of the US 8th Corps which was stationed there guarding the western part of the Ardennes forest.

Dietrich was touring with the USO, Ott was there with a group of ML players on a goodwill trip, and Giesel was with Frank Capra who was making a propaganda documentary for the army.

The morning of the 16th, the Germans burst through the Ardennes, taking the Allies by surprise and launching what became known as the Battle of the Bulge.

Good job, Listener.

Now your turn.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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Trivia side note....

President Eisenhower was good enough at football that he was contemplating playing professionally after discharging his army duties. In the game against Carlisle, Ike injured his knee while attempting to tackle Thorpe, knocking him from the game. The following week Eisenhower reinjured the knee in Army's next game and that put an end to his athletic career and hopes for playing pro ball.


So instead he made do with a career in the military.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Trivia side note....

President Eisenhower was good enough at football that he was contemplating playing professionally after discharging his army duties. In the game against Carlisle, Ike injured his knee while attempting to tackle Thorpe, knocking him from the game. The following week Eisenhower reinjured the knee in Army's next game and that put an end to his athletic career and hopes for playing pro ball.


So instead he made do with a career in the military.
Sounds like my cardiologist. In high school, he had legitimate NFL hopes and was being offered scholarships by a dozen major southeastern college football programs, got sidetracked by two separate injuries, and had to fall back on plan B, went to medical school, did residence at Mayo, and is now on the cardiac team at one of the best hospitals in the state, and did my angioplasty this year. (Sort of off topic, but it's a slow forum day.)

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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Sounds like my cardiologist. In high school, he had legitimate NFL hopes and was being offered scholarships by a dozen major southeastern college football programs, got sidetracked by two separate injuries, and had to fall back on plan B, went to medical school, did residence at Mayo, and is now on the cardiac team at one of the best hospitals in the state, and did my angioplasty this year. (Sort of off topic, but it's a slow forum day.)

The Augusta Chronicle
That is a nice story.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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That is a nice story.
I deleted the link to the story, because I couldn't get back into it. Apparently, you can only get in once, and after that, you get blocked. So users here can click on it from your quote block. I opened a different browser and then got to see it a second time, since there was a new cookie.
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