The Slack Site

A look at the life of Brigadier General Julius Easton Slack

My Great Uncle

“General Patton, Corps and Division Commanders. 4th Armored Division C.P., England, June 1944”

This photo was taken just prior to the landing at Utah Beach on July 11, 1944. Julius is peeking out from behind, second from the right.

From Julius Easton Slack’s personal photo album

The Rats are Gnawing the Rigging Ropes

The Rats are Gnawing the Rigging Ropes

I see a sailboat. It’s a little more than two hundred years old, and once a glorious beauty … now a dimming glow emanating from her sails. She carries on, slightly self-conscious and wavering in her confidence, but still clearing the higher waves. Recovery is now...
The Missing of the “How”

The Missing of the “How”

Originally posted on 9-1-2021 Photo: Brigadier General Julius Easton Slack at the crossing of Moselle River in November 1944. This isn’t my usual fare, but I need to get this off my chest… I used to work as a consultant to government. To be specific, I was an...