If the second World War was launched today, I doubt our youth would be capable of winning the war.
The generation of men sent to fight in the second World War was the pinnacle of strength and bravery. Captain T. Moffat Burris was one such brave soldier, who convinced 15,000 Germans to surrender to him and two others.
Veteran Captain T. Moffat Burris details a harrowing story of the events that unfolded as the Western theater was coming to a close.
President Eisenhower commanded the men accompanying Captain Burris to stand down and let the Russians accept the surrender of the German army on the opposite side of a hill.
Captain Burris waited patiently at first, but soon he grew tired. The Captain got in a jeep and traveled over a nearby river to observe the Germans. He accidentally drove into a unit of 15,000 troops.
The German unit stopped in confusion. Captain Burris was nervous, but he buried his concerns and approached the German leadership. “I am here to accept your surrender,” he courageously demanded.
A three-star general came to greet the young army Captain. After putting up some initial opposition, the German general agreed to surrender in the face of certain defeat.
With only three men and a jeep, Captain Burris was able to secure the surrender of a German Panzer unit of 15,000 men. It took incredible bravery for Captain Burris to travel into hostile territory alone in the face of 15,000 Germans – it took even more to convince them to surrender.
Listening to Captain Burris leaves one with the unshakable feeling that men like him are cut from a completely different cloth than the young men in our universities today. At 24, Burris was a captain and a fine soldier who risked everything to defend his country and the values it was built upon.
In contrast, most 24-year-olds today are not brave enough to visit a college campus unless it features a dedicated safe -space.
If the new generation were required to defend our nation, we would certainly fail. We have become soft in the years since World War II, but evil is as present as ever.
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