Do please click the above link to read a very touching piece about "Washington Rebel's" father's experiences on Omaha Beach, and how they affected the rest of his life.
He explained to me how do-gooders and reformers were little Stalins looking for a corpse to feed on. He understood these things because he saw through their pretenses -- which they could not see in themselves.
They don't seem to have affected his judgement though. Do read it all, it's good stuff.