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  •  Pat's Normandy comment . . . (5+ / 0-)

    coming as it does from a chickenshit draft-dodger who sat out Nam with a booboo on his knee and writes books praising Hitler is more than a little ironic.

    "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex" Dwight D. Eisenhower

    by bobdevo on Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 07:28:13 PM PDT

    •  Blacks at Normandy... (6+ / 0-)

      Fuck you, Buchanan, you draft-dodging asshole.

      My (white) Dad  was there and told me about the bravery of the black GIs and their barrage balloon mission at Normandy. From their we site:

      "One man in the 320th distinguished himself above many others that day. Corporal Waverly B. Woodson, Jr. was still a second-class citizen in terms of the rights he enjoyed as an African-American citizen of the United States. His diminished social and political status in the 1940s America was not reflected by his conduct in action. Serving as a medical corpsman with the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, Woodson rode an LST into Omaha Beach and suffered a shrapnel wound when the vessel struck a mine as it approached the landing site. Disembarking while under continuous mortar and machine gun fire, Woodson assisted in establishing an aid station on the beach and remained on continuous duty in treating casualties for the next 18 hours. He then assisted in retrieving and reviving three soldiers who had nearly drowned while leaving a landing craft which had slipped its anchor and drifted into deep water. Woodson was then hospitalized for treatment of the wound he had received the previous day. He was one of the over one million black GIs and WACs who loyally served in the armed forces in defense of their country during World War II."

      •  How many white Gis survived because a wise... (3+ / 0-)
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        DrReason, bobdevo, SoCaliana

        ...black corpsman risked his ass to do the Normandy mission.

      •  and Blacks back from WWII... (3+ / 0-)
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        bobdevo, Pam from Calif, Matt Z

        It's doubly sickening to read stories about Black GI's being mistreated upon returning to the US. Tuskegee airmen were told they could sweep hangars. Even German POWs were treated better. Pathetic. At least one soldier was killed for refusing to get to the back of the bus when the bus arrived at the Mason-Dixon line.

        A big "fuck you" to Pat Buchanan, from a white guy.

        •  My granddaddy was in the (5+ / 0-)

          Army Air Corps in WWII.  He went in a devout Christian and came out a chainsmoker and an alcohol drinker.  He died of Emphysema when I was just 22 years old, after a long battle with it.  

          I always asked him, please, granddad, tell me what happened in the war?  He always said, no, I won't tell you what I suffered.  I said, granddaddy, why do you smoke and drink so much?  He said, To Forget.  That's all he ever said.

          I asked my grandmother, what is wrong with granddad? She said, when he came back from the war he was different, and he never was himself ever again.

          So, you know what?  Fuck you, Pat!  My grandfather died for this country.  And he was black and american indian, not white.  And YOU are a FUCK!

          That is all.

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