"In March 1944, Boyington was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His comrades thought it was a posthumous decoration. But Pappy survived the prison camp, was freed at the end of the war, and stood in the White House on October 5, 1945, still recovering from the physical and psychological effects of his imprisonment, as President Harry S Truman draped the nation's highest award for bravery around his neck.
Flash forward 61 years. A move is afoot, naturally enough, one would think, to honor Greg Boyington, Class of 1934, at his alma mater, the University of Washington. A resolution comes before the august Student Senate for a statue honoring the Medal of Honor winner. Not "a large statue, but rather something on a small scale" (according to the minutes of the senate).
A distinguished "Senator," Jill Edwards moves to table the matter. Discussion ensues on who this Boyington is and why he should be honored. One student says he had read about Boyington and thought the university should be proud of him.
Distinguished Senator Jill Edwards questions "whether it was appropriate to honor a person who killed other people."
She further wonders whether "a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce."
Another distinguished Senator, Ashley Miller, "commented that many monuments at UW already commemorate rich white men.""
I first saw this over at Neal Boortz, Neal's Nuze. Neal was right on top of this as usual. He has more on his site about this incident, including a proposal that Edwards make an apology, in writing.
Quite frankly, forcing an apology from either of these "geniuses" is a waste of time. I doubt they would be sincere about it, like so many of their ilk on the left, they too despise those that wear and have worn the uniform. - Sailor