WWII Novel “TIll I Come Marching Home” is a Must-Read!



Rife with romance, heroism, supernatural intrigue and suspense, action and adventure, and literary elegance, “Till I Come Marching Home” by esteemed novelist Elsan H. Stafford is a must-read World War II novel that will have a profound effect upon your life after you read it.

It is unforgettable and it is on sale at http://synergebooks.com/ebook_tillIcomemarchinghome.html for you to own and immensely enjoy now. So please don’t miss out!





Matt Louis Urban was a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. He is one of the most decorated infantry officers and Medal of Honor recipients in World War II. And here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT you know how we love writing about and sharing stories about our heroic veterans!

As for Lt. Colonel Matt Urban, here is what one online source has to say:

“He fought in seven campaigns and suffered from seven different wounds. The German’s named him “The Gray Ghost” because he seemed to die and come back to life. When given the Medal of Honor, his citation referred to ten separate acts of bravery during the Normandy campaign alone. While walking with a cane because of a broken leg, Urban managed to destroy multiple enemy tanks using a bazooka. At one point he broke himself out of a hospital, hitchhiked to the front of a battlefield, and proceeded to fight. He even found an abandoned enemy tank, jumped inside, and proceeded, on his own, to drive towards enemy forces where he opened fire. After being shot in the throat he was forced to leave the battlefield, but he recovered and lived until 1995.”

To read more about this “bravest of the brave” war veteran, please go here: http://tinyurl.com/y86joff8. And to learn about our project to train U.S. Veterans for a new career in 4K ultra high-definition and virtual reality videography, visit our headquarters company here: http://59veterans.com/.

You know, we cannot wait to ascend this summit together!

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Yesterday was June 6, a day all of us here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT hope all Americans remember and will never forget. Why? For so many reasons. Let’s begin…

On June 6, 1944 (Tuesday), the Normandy landings (code-named Operation Neptune) began, and were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Termed D-Day, and the largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front. And the beginning of the end to World War II.

The amphibious landings were preceded by extensive aerial and naval bombardment and an airborne assault—the landing of 24,000 American, British, and Canadian airborne troops shortly after midnight. Allied infantry and armored divisions began landing on the coast of France at 06:30. The target 50-mile (80 km) stretch of the Normandy coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beach. It was an incredible battle. And an incredible amount of valiant Allied soldiers lost their lives during it.

We remember this day every year, and numerous ceremonies are held every year in military cemeteries throughout France and America to honor these fallen heroes. They fought and gave their lives for the freedom of Europe and all the world. They deserve our remembering them; they deserve our homage and reverent respect. For, because of them and all the American and allied veterans who fought and died during World War II, do we enjoy the freedom and bountiful lives we live today.

So we hope you join us in our homage to them, and look forward to your acknowledgements and comments here.

And to learn about our project and our plan to help military veterans, please visit our headquarters company online here: http://www.59veterans.com/. Your support and participation will be appreciated…as we ascend this formidable summit together!

On the movie set with Jeffrey Hunter, Vic Damone, David Janssen
Without a doubt, World War II had more acts of bravery, Medals of Honor awarded, and more incredible exploits and stories to tell than any other war or conflict in U.S. history. Case in point: Guy Gabaldon, U.S. Marine.
Guy, who at a very young age became parentless and was adopted by a Japanese-American family (and learned to read, write and speak perfect Japanese), became a Marine when the Second World War broke out. But what he did in that war is utterly astonishing!
At the mere age of 18, Guy Gabaldon captured (or persuaded to surrender) roughly 1,500 Japanese soldiers and civilians during the Battles of Saipan and Tinian (1944). For these actions, he was nominated for the Medal of Honor, but was instead awarded the Silver Star, which was later upgraded to the Navy Cross Medal. His exploits were the basis for the 1960 Hollywood film Hell to Eternity. His friends called him Gabby, but he remained a Marine’s Marine to all his fellow Leathernecks until his death in 2006.
The movie, starring Jeffrey Hunter, is a great one, and all of us here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT recommend you catch it when you can; and Guy’s autobiography, “Saipan: Suicide Island.”
To read more about Guy Gabaldon, visit this great site online: http://www.somosprimos.com/guy/guy.htm. To learn about the 59 VETERANS PROJECT and our enterprise to help veterans, please visit our website here: http://59veterans.com/.
“The first night I was on Saipan, I went out on my own…I always worked on my own, and brought back two prisoners using my backstreet Japanese.” –Guy Gabaldon

Moving Masters Wants to Tell You About Audie Murphy

MOVING MASTERS enjoys providing its flat-rate, long-distance moving services to customers throughout the New York, NYC, Tri-State region and east coast of the U.S. We value all our customers and appreciate their appreciation of the valuable service we provide them. But we have to admit we value our seniors and veterans most of all, perhaps.
Just visit our Seniors & Veterans page on our website (http://www.movingmasters.net/) and you’ll see what we mean. So it is our great pleasure to share this post from the 59 Vets Project on the subject of a renowned U.S. veteran…who was undoubtedly one of the bravest men to ever live!
Probably the most decorated combat soldier in United States military history is World War II hero Audie Murphy. Among his medals and awards are the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, two Silver Stars, the Bronze Star (2) with Combat V, the Legion of Merit, three Purple Hearts, the French Legion of Honor, and so many more it’s impossible to enumerate them here. Audie also was promoted to the final officer rank of captain after starting out as an enlisted man. What is really funny is the fact that he attempted to enlist in every branch of the service but was rejected because of his size, until the Army finally accepted him.
Immediately after the war Audie was discovered by the great film actor James Cagney who then helped him get into films and become a movie star in his own right, where he made over 40 films, some of them with the biggest movie stars and directors in Hollywood. In addition, Audie Murphy wrote several hit songs and gripping poetry, a sample of which is included with this post.
To learn more about America’s most decorated war hero, you can visit this online site: http://www.audiemurphy.com/biography.htm. And the next time you sit down to watch a good movie, watch one of Audie Murphy’s fine film classics!
Oh, gather ’round me, comrades,
and listen while I speak;
Of a war, a war, a war —
where hell is six feet deep.
Along the shore, the cannons roar.
Oh how can a soldier sleep?
The going’s slow on Anzio
and hell is six feet deep.
Praise be to God for this captured sod
that’s rich where blood does seep;
With yours and mine, like butchered swine;
and hell is six feet deep.
That death does wait there’s no debate;
no triumph will we reap
The crosses grow on Anzio,
where hell is six feet deep.

THE 59 VETERANS PROJECT: The Bravery of John Basilone!

John Basilone MOH



After the devastating attack on Pearly Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, and other horrendous defeats by the Japanese Empire at Midway, Singapore, the Philippines and throughout the Pacific theater, it wasn’t until eight months later that U.S. and Allied Forces were able to launch a first offensive. It occurred at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, and lasted from August 7, 1942 to February 9, 1943.

The Battle of Guadalcanal was bitterly fought, and sometimes defeat seemed imminent for Allied Forces if not for the bravery of Americans who fought there and the incredible exploits of a few who seemingly alone kept the island from falling into enemy hands.

One of these indelible few was U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone.  What did he do?  Well, during four days of non-stop attacks by an entire regiment of 3,000 Japanese he and his Browning machine-gun and small attachment of Marines prevented Henderson Field from falling to enemy forces.  As historians note, if the Japanese had taken Henderson Field they would undoubtedly have won the battle and perhaps the entire war.  If not for Gunny Sergeant John Basilone, one of the baddest toughest Marines in the history of the USMC!

For his actions at Guadalcanal, Basilone was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Later, at the Battle of Iwo Jima he would receive America’s second highest award for valor: the Navy Cross.  But posthumously, for at this fiercest of all Pacific island battles, he gave “the last full measure of devotion,” and became the most decorated Marine of World War II.

To read more about U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone, go here: http://www.marineswwii.com/john_basilone.php.  To read more exciting and inspiring stories like this one, simply scroll down our Facebook page.  And come visit us at our headquarters company located at http://www.59veterans.com and learn about our imminent project to teach veterans 3D photography and secure viable careers in this vocation.

Meanwhile, all of us here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT raise our glasses in toast to John Basilone and to all our heroic veterans and active duty military past, present and future.  We salute you!





This day is a very significant one.  It is June 6.  For 71 years ago this very day the most important battle of World War II was fought.  And after tremendous struggle and loss of life, it was won.  For oh, so many Americans and ally forces gave the “last full measure of devotion” on this day 71 years ago–there, along the now-pristine beaches of Normandy, France.  Over 4,400 men in uniform from the U.S., England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Poland and other ally nations lost their lives on this day 71 years ago.  In order to secure those beaches so we could struggle further and inland over the next year to defeat the Nazi empire and bring an end to World War II and to tyranny in Europe.

For June 6th is D-Day.

With U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower in command and codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle that began on June 6, 1944, saw some 156,000 allied forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.  The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.  Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target.  By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans.

A must-see film about D-Day is “Saving Private Ryan,” directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Matt Damon.  Visit here to learn about this “greatest of all war movies”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saving_Private_Ryan.  Another and more in-depth film about the battle (great for its time) and showcasing half of Hollywood’s most popular film stars of the day is 1962’s “The Longest Day.”  You can read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Longest_Day_%28film%29.

To learn more about D-Day with great depth, detail and facts, visit here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings.  We are the 59 VETERANS PROJECT (http://www.59veterans.com), and it is our supreme honor to give a special shout-out and salute to all the veterans of World War II and D-Day.  You are noble and valiant heroes, and we live in the shadow of your bravery and devotion!

“I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”
–Dwight D. Eisenhower


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