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May 31, 2010

Meeting General Patton

 

Today marks the observance of Memorial Day. In April, Elmer "Lindy" Linenberger shared his story of surviving the Dust Bowl in Kansas. Today on the program, Lindy takes us back to his service in World War II’s Battle of the Bulge. Lindy was all of nineteen when he had a memorable exchange with General George S. Patton. Shortly after that, hundreds of German soldiers surrendered to Lindy’s command. Lindy was never awarded the medals he should have received for his bravery. Recently, those medals were awarded to him.

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The White Cliffs of Dover, performed by Jim Gibson for the album Melodies We Love: The Forties.

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