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RUSH: Donald in Evansville, Indiana, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hello.

RUSH: Hey. Welcome, sir.

CALLER: Thank you. I just heard you say you wondered about somebody had actually been in Normandy and what they thought of the situation today. I was on a destroyer at Normandy on D-Day at H hour, and we were patrolling up and down the landing craft to protect them from submarines and E-boats, and so I remember it as if it was yesterday.

RUSH: I’m sure. How old are you today?

CALLER: I’m 82.

RUSH: Eighty-two.


RUSH: Have you been to any of the reunions?

CALLER: Oh, we have a reunion every year.

RUSH: No, but over there, like the 50th anniversary and 60th, have you been to any of those, at Normandy?

CALLER: No, none of those. The only 60th reunion I went to was later on, we went down and picked up the king of Saudi Arabia and took him up to talk to President Roosevelt, and the Friends of Saudi Arabia had a 60th anniversary party. They had other things going on, but they invited us down to Miami for the 60th, which was on Valentine’s Day 2005. But that’s the only big reunion I’ve been to.

RUSH: Well, here’s the question that I asked, and I want to go back and put it in the context I asked it, because I had just read a story of an amendment to the immigration bill in the Senate that had been defeated. It was amendment offered by Senator Kyl. Senator Kyl’s amount would have not permitted felons to become legal citizens, and it would have deported illegals who are felons now, and that was defeated. The effort to get rid of illegal immigrants who are felons was defeated. I casually knowing this as 63rd anniversary, I threw it out there. ‘Gee, if anybody that served in the D-Day invasion, what must you be thinking?’ That’s what made you call. What are you thinking of this?

CALLER: Rush, I have been a member of the Heritage Foundation for several years, and I’m conservative, and I voted for President Bush twice, and I voted for Republicans last time. But I refuse to donate any money to them. On this immigration bill, I contacted one of the senators, the Republican senator, and I contacted our new representative, who is a Democrat, and the Democrat e-mailed me and said he was going to vote against the immigration bill, and he was a former sheriff of the county here, and I guess he knows what lawbreakers are like. Everybody I could express my opinion to, I have been very much against this immigration bill. I e-mailed the White House, and all I got back from there was that they received my e-mail but they didn’t have time to read all of them, you know.

RUSH: Does it make you…? I’ve got one minute here. This may be a bit unfair to ask, but I’m going to ask it. Does it make…? I’m sure it doesn’t. I shouldn’t even ask it.

CALLER: Go ahead and ask it.

RUSH: Does it make you wonder what you were fighting for on D-Day?

CALLER: No. I know what I was fighting for. It makes me sick to see what they’re doing to our country.

RUSH: Well, millions of Americans are with you. I can’t tell you what an honor it is that, A, you’re in the audience, and B, that you got through today.

CALLER: Thank you. It’s good to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you very much.

CALLER: I do listen to you.

RUSH: Well, it’s my honor, Donald. This is Donald from Evansville, Indiana, and a veteran of the Normandy invasion which took place 63 years ago today.

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