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Honoring the Devil’s Brigade

03 Feb

Nothing to do with Errol but just wanted to show how proud I am as a Canadian that the past and ¬†present members of the “Devil’s Brigade” will be honored today with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

This is for my American fellow-bloggers today!

Thank you!  Next should be the Order of Canada.

The 1st Special Service Force (also called The Devil’s Brigade, The Black Devils, The Black Devils’ Brigade, and Freddie’s Freighters),[1] was an elite AmericanCanadian commando unit in World War II. The unit was organized in 1942 and trained at Fort William Henry Harrison near Helena, Montana in the United States. It fought in the Aleutian Islands, Italy, and southern France before being disbanded in December 1944.

The modern American and Canadian special operations forces trace their heritage to this unit. In 2013, The United States Congress passed a bill to award the 1st Special Service Force the Congressional Gold Medal.[

— Maria

 
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  1. David DeWitt

    February 4, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Thanks for posting this, Maria! I think we can make an exception and post this today even though it is off topic. We share your pride in the Devil’s Brigade …

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      February 5, 2015 at 12:18 am

      I join you in saluting the Devil’s Brigade. Looks like they were up in Alaska/Aleutians in ’43, not long before Errol went himself to salute the troops that fought there. They may have been gone before Errol got there, on to Anzio perhaps, but he and his troupe of Hollywood stars were there saluting all those who fought in those critical campaigns.

      Here’s Errol said to be talking with a couple of soldiers in at Dutch Harbor.

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