For The Frenchmen Who Now Despise America As The Big Problem In The World

June6,1944thJune 6, 1944.

I had a friend named Ed Cole, who died a few years ago at age 90.  He played trumpet in Tommy Dorsey’s band.

Ed also went ashore on June 6, 1944 at Utah Beach, as a Medic.  He told me they were up all day on June 5th and all night, loading the ships and crossing the English Channel before going ashore.  Everyone was sick in the landing craft boats because the seas were so rough. They went ashore without sleep, exhausted and seasick.  I shall not forget him.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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4 Responses to For The Frenchmen Who Now Despise America As The Big Problem In The World

  1. GP Cox says:

    DeGaulle, during a heated debate with Dean Rusk, once said – “I want every single American off French soil!”
    Rusk responded – “Does that include the ones buried here?”
    The result was a dead silent room!!!!

  2. Is that all you can say! When an American doesn’t know anymore because he is cornered by facts, he lashes out.
    When noticing being a European from a former occupied country, 2 things happen:
    Without our wareffort (USA) you would speak German now!
    The insinuation (like the title of this article) but sometimes crudely said: We are not grateful.

    The answer is that it was a joint effort by all allies
    And the talking German, for the Netherlands it was already mandatory for decades to learn German in secondary school. So a rather silly argument.

    The not thankfull one is the most hurtfull and untrue one
    This is for every former occupied country where Americans fought and most certainly for those that are berried there:

  3. John L. Work says:

    Reblogged this on Here's The Right Side Of It and commented:

    Lest they be forgotten.

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