Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support; but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.” – 2nd Lt. Clifton B. Cates, 96th Co. US Marine Corps, 19 July 1918, 10:45 a.m., from records of the U.S. 2d Division. (Clifton Cates was awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, and Purple Heart. He was also awarded a Silver Star for his gallantry at Soissons. Cates later became the Commandant of the Marine Corps.)