Tough as Nails

I second the motion – you and your body can generally do far more than you reckon…….

Secondrate Cyclist

Walter Rosenblum D-Day Walter Rosenblum D-Day

It does not have anything to do with gender, race, or even how physically strong you are. Most people confuse strength with toughness. Toughness is a state of mind. It is a process by which you tell yourself that yielding is not an option. That failure is out of the question. And no matter what happens you will accomplish the task at hand.

As a World War II U.S. Army combat photographer, Walter Rosenblum landed in Normandy on D-Day morning. There, he joined the anti-tank battalion that drove through France, Germany and Austria; he took the first motion picture footage of the Dachau concentration camp. Rosenblum was one of the most decorated WWII photographers, receiving the Silver Star, Bronze Star, five battle stars, a Purple Heart and a Presidential Unit Citation.  The Simon Weisenthal Center has honored him as a liberator of Dachau in WWII. No, he was not charging a…

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