Black People : Who served?

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Those who served in the Military and those who did not!

    Democrats

    Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71.
    David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72.
    Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72.
    Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; Vietnam Jan. 1971, army journalist in 20th Engineer Brigade.
    Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam.
    Daniel Inouye: Army 1943-47; Medal of Honor, WWII.
    John Kerry: Lt., Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V Purple Hearts.
    John Edwards: did not serve.
    Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea.
    Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam.
    Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-1953.
    Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74.
    Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91.
    Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII, receiving the Bronze Star and seven campaign ribbons.
    Leonard Boswell: Lt. Col., Army 1956-76; Vietnam, DFCs, Bronze Stars, and Soldier's Medal.
    Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart, Silver Star and Legion of Merit.
    Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne, Purple Heart.
    Bill McBride: Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam; Bronze Star with Combat V.
    Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star.
    Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57
    Chuck Robb: Vietnam
    Howell Heflin: Silver Star
    George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII.
    Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft but received 311.
    Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.
    Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953
    John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and Air Medal with 18 Clusters.
    Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul Wallenberg.
    Wesley Clark: U.S. Army, 1966-2000, West Point, Vietnam,
    Purple Heart, Silver Star. Retired 4-star general.
    John Dingell: WWII vet
    John Conyers: Army 1950-57, Korea

    Republicans

    Dennis Hastert: did not serve.
    Tom Delay: did not serve.
    Roy Blunt (House Whip): did not serve.
    Bill Frist: did not serve.
    Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.
    George Pataki: did not serve.
    Mitch McConnell: did not serve.
    Rick Santorum: did not serve.
    Trent Lott: did not serve.
    D1ck Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage.
    John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business.
    Jeb Bush: did not serve.
    Karl Rove: did not serve.
    Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee."
    Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve.
    Vin Weber: did not serve.
    Richard Perle: did not serve.
    Douglas Feith: did not serve.
    Eliot Abrams: did not serve.
    Richard Shelby: did not serve.
    Jon Kyl: did not serve.
    Tim Hutchison: did not serve.
    Christopher Cox: did not serve.
    Newt Gingrich: did not serve.

    Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as aviator and flight iinstructor.
    George W. Bush: six-year National Guard committment (incomplete).
    Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non-combat role making movies.
    Gerald Ford: Navy, WWII
    Phil Gramm: did not serve.
    John McCain: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart
    and Distinguished Flying Cross.
    Bob Dole: an honorable veteran.
    Chuck Hagel: two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, Vietnam.
    Jeff Sessions: Army Reserves, 1973-1986
    JC Watts: did not serve.
    Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer.
    G.H.W. Bush: Pilot in WWII. Shot down by the Japanese.
    Tom Ridge: Bronze Star for Valor in Vietnam.
    Antonin Scalia: did not serve.
    Clarence Thomas: did not serve


    Pundits and Preachers

    Sean Hannity: did not serve.
    Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with a 'pilonidal cyst.')
    Bill O'Reilly: did not serve.
    Michael Savage: did not serve.
    George Will: did not serve.
    Chris Matthews: did not serve.
    Paul Gigot: did not serve.
    Bill Bennett: did not serve.
    Pat Buchanan: did not serve.
    Bill Kristol: did not serve.
    Kenneth Starr: did not serve.
    Michael Medved: did not serve.


    A few reasons to vote, as I see it.
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

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    this explains so much..................... :grin:
     
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    very deep reason to VOTE and know who to stand for
    this tells the whole story of wanna be leaders of serves.
    :hearthis: ...............VOTE VOTE vote vote vvvvvvote
    time to pan & beat our hold back :skillet: Bushie Bush
     
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    Very interesting list....Gen. Colin Powell should be added to the list of Republicans...in Blue.
     
  5. Sun Ship

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    Very interesting list. But what does THIS LIST have to do with the reason why one should vote or not????

    You need to make your case.

    Brother Sun Ship
     
  6. toylin

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    I posted this a while ago..... Under the title "Those Who Served and Those who Did Not." But it's refreshing to see that someone else has noticed the problematic state of our leadership in this country.
     
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    Thank you Brother Oldsoul for sharing...very interesting and i think it is a good reason to vote....


    Peace
    Angel
     
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    it speak within why we should cast a vote here are high powered
    people who's listed some who never served try to lead a nation in
    war and never been to war i see the need to VOTE the battle fight
    starts NOV 2nd 2004 hit the Polls people.
     
  9. Sun Ship

    Sun Ship Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ???

    I’m still missing the point.

    You mean it’s better to vote for someone who served in the military, as we fight an illegal war?? I find this interesting sense many armed conflicts instigated by this nation were unjustified i.e., Vietnam, Panama, Grenada, secret wars in Africa, Iraq I (desert storm), Iraq II, just to name a few.

    To use military service (or the lack there of) as a litmus test to ascertain “should a person be president” or should you vote, is very draconian thinking, at the least.

    They (the media) issued us an issue and like a dog chasing a bone, we have fetched it.

    We must focus on the issues and not Militarism or a warrior/king archetype that was once necessary for leadership among Germanic warmongers of old Europe.

    Just dealing with the issues alone, George Bush proves his incapacity to lead and his incompetence as a president.

    Wake Black people and stop being so reactionary.

    Peace,

    Brother Sun Ship
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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