Happy Memorial Day from Abnormal Use!

On this Memorial Day, we here at Abnormal Use would like to reflect on the American men and women who sacrificed their lives in fighting for our country.  We will forever be indebted to these courageous soldiers for their service.  In their honor, we give you the cover of War Heroes # 5, published way back in 1943.  As you can see, this issue honors one of America’s most infamous war heroes, Major General George S. Patton, Jr., otherwise known as “Old Blood and Guts.”  Little did this comic know, Patton was just beginning to leave his mark on American history.  Following this publication, he was a part of several pivotal moments in World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and crossing the Rhine in 1945.  While Patton did not die in combat, he passed away in Germany as a result of injuries he sustained in a car accident just months after the end of the war.  Today, we salute you, General Patton, and all those who have served our country, before and after.

And, of course, you should revisit our Memorial Day posts from years past – one, featuring another comic book cover, and another, featuring a history of this national holiday.

Comments

  1. Jim Dedman III says:

    General Patton’s father, George S. Patton, was the elected District Attorney of Los Angeles County in the late 1800s.

    Good Memorial Day post.

    Jim III (Jim IV’s Dad)

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