Willie Pete! – White Phosphorus, an anecdote and antedote for any who might claim, “Serving in combat positions is an equal opportunity”

Willie Pete! – White Phosphorus

“American artillery swept the slopes with white phosphorous, silhouetting the attackers and splattering Krauts, Teds, and Blonds with incandescent flakes. A speck the size of a pinhead would burn clean through a man’s leg unless plucked out with forceps or smothered with a mud poultice. “─ The Day of Battle, The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, Copyright © 2007 by Rick Atkinson, Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, Page 288.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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