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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Floyd Howard Siler Sr.
Veterans Day urges us to salute all living service members, the very people who share your house of worship, live down the block, work at the local grocer or beauty shop, teach our children, who did exactly what was asked of them — serve their country.
"When they were told they were going to land in France to protect the invasion beaches, the soldiers quickly realized that the standard [very-low altitude] balloon was too heavy and cumbersome to lug ashore from a landing craft," she wrote. "The soldiers redesigned the apparatus to be more lightweight with handles [to] be brought ashore by one man."
"The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion was unique at Normandy for two reasons," Ms. Siler, who grew up in the District, wrote.