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I never knew that. Thanks for the post.
The guy has videos on things like the French invaded Germany at the beginning of WW2 and before Germany invaded in May 1940, the 40,000 ITALIAN army in Normandy in support of the allies, the combat between the Japanese and the Italians in the far east, plane trips from the Italy to Japan over the Soviet Union, US air bases in the Soviet Union, how the Soviets gave the Germans a naval base which Germany used against GB. The guy change your opinion about a lot of history.
 

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Wait...i had read about that Ortiz guy before.
He was a real BAMF.
The following will tell you how good he was. He was an American raised in France. Served as an enlisted man in the French Foreign Legion. The Legion allows only Frenchmen to be officers. He was offered an officership in the Legion if he would take French citizenship! Came to the US when France fell. Asked what was the toughest outfit - told the Marines. Joined the Marines. He was loaned to the Army to create an uprising in southern France. Wish we had more officers like him.
 

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The following will tell you how good he was. He was an American raised in France. Served as an enlisted man in the French Foreign Legion. The Legion allows only Frenchmen to be officers. He was offered an officership in the Legion if he would take French citizenship! Came to the US when France fell. Asked what was the toughest outfit - told the Marines. Joined the Marines. He was loaned to the Army to create an uprising in southern France. Wish we had more officers like him.
..came to the US after escaping...

There was also a story about forcing a bar full of germans to toast the US, Roosevelt, and the Marine Corps.

He was also in Rio Grande.
 

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Here is a good article from Militarymuseum.com about this amazing man, Colonel Peter Julien Ortiz.

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"Ortiz in particular was fond of going straight into the German-occupied towns. On one occasion, he strolled into a cafe dressed in a long cape. Several Germans were drinking and cursing the maquis. One mentioned the fate which would befall the filthy American swine when he was caught. (The Nazis apparently knew of Ortiz' existence in the area with the maquis) This proved a great mistake. Captain Ortiz threw back the cape revealing his Marine uniform. In each hand he held a .45 automatic. When the shooting stopped, there were fewer Nazis to plan his capture and Ortiz was gone into the night."
 
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