Monthly Archives: January 2012


Going to War With Ernest N. Harmon (II of III)

By | January 24th, 2012|

After staring down Field Marshall Erwin Rommel at the Kaserine Pass, Ernie Harmon was reassigned as commander of the First Armored Division (aka "Old Ironsides") - recently labeled "non-combat worthy" by the British. Harmon's solution was to train, train, train. By Autumn the First A.D. had captured over 40,000 Nazi [...]

Going to War with Ernest N. Harmon (I of III)

By | January 3rd, 2012|

Northern Africa By the time Brigadier General Ernest N. Harmon took command of the Second Armored Division (for the first time) in the spring of 1942, the "Hell on Wheels" division already had name recognition and boasted George S. Patton as one of its former commanders. President Roosevelt himself had [...]