The Texas Quote of the Day: |“I wish somebody could tell me how we did that.” —– D-Day hero (and Texan) James Earl Rudder, upon revisiting the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France that he and his men had scaled 20 years before at the start of the D-Day invasion. Today marks the 79th anniversary of D-Day. Rudder had returned with Walter Cronkite for a TV interview for a “20 years after D-Day” type of thing when he made this comment. He was looking at the cliffs and you could tell that, returning to the place, he was humbled and amazed by what he’d done in 1944. May he RIP. This photo of him during WW II comes courtesy Texas A&M Press and was taken by the U.S. Army.
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