Belleau Wood
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When I first read the poem I was somewhat confused, as I had never heard of a Christmas Truce at Belleau Wood (I had obviously not been acquainted with the Garth Brooks song.) So after a little Googling I figured out that it was a G. Brooks tune and allowed him a little poetic license. I guess not enough people in the country market (or in America in general, I suppose) had ever heard of places like Vosges and Ypres (nor do they roll off the tongue as readily as Belleau Wood) to make it more accurate. In my research I also came across something else I hadn't heard of before: Snoopy's Christmas. I will have to see if I can find a copy as my 7 year old is all about Snoopy and his WWI adversary. (There is a Snoopy Vs. the Red Barron video game that he loves. He has also been exposed to numerous Snoopy related things since birth due to my wife's life-long love of the former machine gunner's most famous creation.

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Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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Belleau Wood - by verow - 05-12-2008, 08:50 AM
Belleau Wood - by roque_riojas - 05-12-2008, 09:29 AM
Belleau Wood - by verow - 05-12-2008, 09:45 AM
Belleau Wood - by rennog - 05-13-2008, 05:58 AM
Belleau Wood - by CaptO - 05-14-2008, 02:16 AM
Belleau Wood - by CaptO - 05-14-2008, 04:05 AM
Belleau Wood - by verow - 05-14-2008, 06:28 AM
Belleau Wood - by twobisquit - 05-14-2008, 08:50 PM
Belleau Wood - by CaptO - 05-15-2008, 02:22 AM
Belleau Wood - by verow - 05-15-2008, 08:31 AM
Belleau Wood - by chambers - 05-16-2008, 08:23 PM
Belleau Wood - by Walt's Daughter - 05-16-2008, 08:37 PM
Belleau Wood - by roque_riojas - 05-17-2008, 03:05 PM
Belleau Wood - by verow - 05-17-2008, 03:50 PM
Belleau Wood - by Walt's Daughter - 05-18-2008, 08:32 AM
Belleau Wood - by roque_riojas - 05-18-2008, 09:10 AM
Belleau Wood - by Walt's Daughter - 05-18-2008, 09:58 AM
Belleau Wood - by roque_riojas - 05-18-2008, 10:51 AM
Belleau Wood - by CaptO - 05-18-2008, 11:10 AM
Belleau Wood - by verow - 05-18-2008, 03:33 PM
Belleau Wood - by ColBill - 05-21-2008, 05:36 PM
Belleau Wood - by verow - 05-22-2008, 05:52 AM
Belleau Wood - by SonofaMP - 05-22-2008, 12:10 PM
Belleau Wood - by verow - 05-23-2008, 09:17 AM
Belleau Wood - by twobisquit - 05-26-2008, 08:59 PM
Belleau Wood - by verow - 12-30-2009, 01:21 PM
Belleau Wood - by verow - 04-02-2010, 09:10 AM
Belleau Wood - by Walt's Daughter - 04-02-2010, 09:25 AM
Belleau Wood - by verow - 03-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Belleau Wood - by Walt's Daughter - 03-04-2011, 08:22 AM
Belleau Wood - by CaptO - 03-04-2011, 01:35 PM

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