15 November 2011

Kids Holding Up The War

Did a couple of kids defeat General Patton back before WWII?

Brothers Alphonse, Kenneth, and Mayo Prud’homme were playing with a foot-long toy cannon in Natchitoches, La., in September 1941 when they saw a man peering at them through binoculars from the opposite side of the Cane River. “We just fired a shot at him to see what would happen,” Kenneth remembered later. “He bailed out of the tree and went flying back down the road in a cloud of dust.”

It's a short story, but a cute story. Go read it.

h/t Dan

By: Brant

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