Gotta post: Leonard A. Funk

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  1. RabidAlien

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    Y'know...
    in retrospect, D-Day - they could've just sent this guy...
     
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    :lol: Colin

    :salute: very brave !
     
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    :salute:

    His "titanium-balls" had to be buried in their own coffin!
     
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    Too bad last week's entry passed away in the early '30's....apparently, his 'stache alone could've ended WW2.
     
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    Isn't he the guy who started laughing when the German Officer put the gun in his face. From what I've read, the guy (not sure if it was Funk but it might've been) just started laughing when the German officer told him to surrender. The officer got madder and madder and Funk laughed harder and harder, even the other Germans were laughing. Then the whole Tommy gun shootout started.

    Somebody who was there said it was the craziest thing he saw in the war.
     
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    Can't remember who it was (thinkin it was one of the delaying-action tankers during the opening stages of the Battle of the Bulge), but someone was taken before a German officer who was very senior to him. The guy walked into the German's office, and before the German could even say a word, stalked up to the German's desk and stated "We will accept your surrender." The German officer was speechless, and ended up walking out of the room without having said a word. You just GOT to admire balls!!! Frost did something similar during Market-Garden, when the Germans sent an envoy over the Arnhem bridge to discuss surrender terms...he refused, on grounds that the British paratroopers simply did not have enough space to billet all of the German prisoners. Totally threw the Germans.
     
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