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C582
Let Us Try, Let Us Dare, Let Us Do

Jeffrey Syken

ESSAYONS French for: Let Us Try, Let Us Dare, Let Us Do; the motto of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Since the founding of the American Republic, the Corps of Engineers has lived up to their brave motto, both in war and peace. Founded in 1775, the Corps has served the nation with resourcefulness, courage and resolve of purpose. In its early days, the taming of a continent was the order of the day. The U.S. Military Academy was the main source of Civil Engineers in the 19th Century and both active and inactive Corps personnel provided the prerequisite skills and talents that made the opening of the west possible. In both World Wars, the combat engineers of the Corps built fortifications, roads, bridges, airfields and even the Pentagon. WWII saw the peak of Corps activity and the largest and most expensive undertaking in its illustrious history; the Manhattan District (to produce atomic weapons). In peacetime too, the Corps serves the nation by taming wild rivers and providing much needed disaster relief. The Corps produces accurate maps for our own use and the use of other nations and explores the most inhospitable and distant places on earth (i.e. the Artic) for the defense of America and the benefit of all mankind. The corps serves a noble calling and has ably met its mission, in war and peace, for well over two-hundred years.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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