Well Said, Sir

 

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But you know, the Admiral’s speech wasn’t bad either.

 

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13 Responses to Well Said, Sir

  1. the unit says:

    So Josh Ernest didn’t say “get over it.” Now Martenzie Johnson says “Navy admiral gets it all wrong about Kaepernick at Pearl Harbor ceremony.”
    http://theundefeated.com/features/navy-admiral-gets-it-all-wrong-about-kaepernick-at-pearl-harbor-ceremony/

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    • NEO says:

      Well, he’s not entirely wrong – the military was segregated, by order of President Wilson, D or P. Funny how he forgot that the CG in World War 1 got his nickname commanding colored troops, going up San Juan Hill next to the 1st US Volunteer Infantry under their LTC Theodore Roosevelt, the one that would in a few years get in all kinds of trouble for inviting Booker T. Washington to the White House for dinner. I give him an incomplete, and a kick in the butt for racism.

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      • the unit says:

        The only thought I had was he was acknowledging and defining the quality of those then serving. What they would’ve been wherever they were. Happened to be a place of war at the time. Not kneeling, bowing, but standing tall and proud. BTW the Rear Admiral who introduced Harris is black stood and clapped too. There could’ve been some Pearl survivors there being honored as well. Must not be any still living or healthy enough to attend. Why is Johnson picking a bone? Think I know. Think you done pointed that out.

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        • NEO says:

          There were some there, you can see them, front row center in the other video, the other standing ovation that I remember. I doubt that the Rear Admiral thinks any differently than he does, or we do. We’re a damned lucky country to have such men. 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Oops, I left out black. There could’ve been some black Pearl survivors there being honored as well…

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        • the unit says:

          There was another story there along with Johnson’s. Can’t find it now. It was about as follows:
          Doris “Dorie” Miller (October 12, 1919 – November 24, 1943) was a Messman Third Class that the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the U.S. Navy at the time, after the Medal of Honor and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal.
          And nope he couldn’t be there for the ceremony.
          Nearly two years after Pearl Harbor, he was killed in action when USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese submarine during the Battle of Makin.

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        • NEO says:

          Happens, often the good die young. Quite something for a messman though.

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        • the unit says:

          Yeah. The story I can’t find told how Dorie took up a machine gun position and shot at planes.

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        • NEO says:

          I think I read about him as well at some point, sadly I had forgotten his name.

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        • the unit says:

          And results too! Ameriacomesalive.com says he brought down 3 or 4 Jap planes. Untrained in weapons. But he was from Texas. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Kind of like duck hunting! Remember that Maudlin cartoon? 🙂 Love it, but can’t find it.

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        • the unit says:

          ‘fraid I don’t. Wish you found it. Maybe though that’s how we make America great again. “Dorie” way. Blind luck and determination? Or divine providence? #Trump/Pence!

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        • NEO says:

          Ah, well, I’ll keep an eye out. It was some redleg with an AA gun bragging to a local as an elephant played retriever on with some sort of Messerschmitt. From Torch, if I recall. Cute, but pretty juvenile, but hey, he was just a kid.

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