Friday, February 17, 2006

University of Washington Disses WWII Hero

In another example of how the left despises the military, two Student Senators tried to have a memorial to U of W graduate Marine Col. Greg "Pappy" Boyington shelved. To bad these two bimbettes have no knowledge of history. Had it not been for men like Pappy Boyington, they both would likely be speaking Japanese now. One has to wonder exactly what they teach in high school about the history of World War Two. It is obvious from the comment these two made that they are clueless. Ralph Kinney Barret over at Tech Central Station has a short biography of Pappy's exploits along with a dose of reality for Jill Edwards and Ashley Miller.

"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.""

Just a note to Ms. Edwards, do you think that freedom comes for free? It takes the blood of warriors to secure the liberties you so enjoy. Of course, it is those warriors that you disdain that allow you to make an ass of yourself. As for you, Ms. Miller, Pappy was part Souix, which makes him not totally white. And by the way, when did I miss the memo, that as a white man I am supposed to be rich?

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

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