Month: August 2011
As unlikely as it sounds, there’s a group of U.S. soldiers who have not held a reunion in nearly 70 years. Their World War II service was so secret, they did not know each other’s missions. They were front-line soldiers, but they fought mostly with words.
Many of them were German-born Jews who escaped the Nazis, but eagerly returned to fight for America. The Army trained them as interrogators, at a top-secret base in Fort Ritchie, Md. They were assigned to dozens of front-line units.
These refugees saved thousands of American soldiers because of their intimate knowledge of Germany and its people. “We knew what made them tick,” Si Lewen recalled. “We knew their mentality.”
He drove from battle to battle in a truck with loudspeakers. He persuaded so many enemy soldiers to surrender that the French entered him into the Legion of Honor.
Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave for an undisclosed condition since Jan. 17, resigned as chief executive of Apple Wednesday, saying he could “no longer meet” the duties and expectations of the job.
Interim CEO Tim Cook was immediately elevated to CEO, while Jobs, 56, will stay on as chairman of the board.
I’ve always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” Jobs said in a letter to “the Apple community” that was released by the company. “Unfortunately, that day has come.”
TOYKO – If disaster struck, and millions of dollars in cash turned up, do you think it would be returned to its rightful owners?
In Japan, it was.
During the four months since the giant tsunami struck Japan’s northern coast, more than 5,700 safes containing approximately $30 million has been recovered from the three hardest hit prefectures, Japan’s National Police Agency recently announced.