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Come on, Lakotas! It's a good day to die!

- Crazy Horse, June 1876.
When he rallied the Lakota warriors to defend their camp on the Little Big Horn River against Custer's attack.

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Today in Military History

December 5



1875:

General Arthur Currie, future commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in World War I, is born in Napperton, Ontario.


1934:

Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.


1943:

THE MORO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 7 Dec 43)


1964:

Vietnam War: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon of Saugerties, New York is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.


1978:

The Soviet Union signs a 'friendship treaty' with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.




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