Thursday, June 21, 2018

“The truly great leader overcomes all difficulties, and campaigns and battles are nothing but a long series of difficulties to be overcome. The lack of equipment, the lack of food, the lack of this or that are only excuses; the real leader displays his quality in his triumphs over adversity, however great it may be.”
– General of the Army George C. Marshall –

Nothing is ever fully ready the way we envision but all often when we wait, we lose. Instead, we make do with what we have, just like Pfc Miller during the Battle of the Bulge. Surrounded by the Wehrmacht and cut off from supplies and reinforcements, Private Miller and fellow soldiers from the 740th Tank Battalion worked around the clock to piece together three tanks and one tank destroyer – all from spare parts. You can read more here about the role that these tanks played during the battle and remember, more often than not, “Good enough” will get the job done.