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  •  The person who brought this to my attention (4.00)
    twenty-five years ago was a U.S. Marine officer (he looked like a recruiting poster and was no fool). Smedley Butler remians a hero in the Corps. They know, they've been around the world.

    Rolfyboy6 -Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. - Mark Twain

    by Rolfyboy6 on Sun Feb 27, 2005 at 09:48:38 AM PST

    •  yep we were taught about him in bootcamp (none)
      at Parrfis Island in 1965, although the drill instructor only mentioned in passign the bit about the plot.

      Now, here's the question.  Butler is one of two Marines to win TWO medals of honor.  Any real Marine can name the others?  Any takers?

      Those that can, do. Those that can do more, TEACH!

      by teacherken on Sun Feb 27, 2005 at 12:43:11 PM PST

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      •  Well, I googled the answer (none)
        but I'm no Marine so I won't spill.
      •  Not a marine, but a guess: (none)
        Chesty Puller?

        Nobody lends money to a man with a sense of humor -- Peter Tork, "Head"

        by Field Marshall Stack on Sun Feb 27, 2005 at 01:02:29 PM PST

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      •  okay - not enough Marines (none)
        so if yhou googled, you already know the answer is

        Sgt Dan Dailey

        what is interesting is that they were in the same unit at Guantanomo in  1898. although I do not beleive that Butler was a direct superior of Dailey.

        Apparently not that marines reading the thread.  I thought maybe someone, perhaps the parent of a Marine {Big Okie, where are you?} would know the answer.

        As I remember, the building housing the PX etc at Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, was named after Dailey when I was stationed there in 65-66.

        Those that can, do. Those that can do more, TEACH!

        by teacherken on Sun Feb 27, 2005 at 01:33:17 PM PST

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      •  Specifically, for two different actions (0+ / 0-)


        "You've got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all." -- "The Man Who Was Thursday"

        by tallen387 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 08:16:52 AM PST

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