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berg417448
09-04-2006, 08:34 PM
Interesting stuff. I never read about this man before:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/04/obit.gabaldon.ap/index.html

berg417448
09-04-2006, 08:34 PM
Interesting stuff. I never read about this man before:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/04/obit.gabaldon.ap/index.html

Haigotron
09-04-2006, 09:22 PM
WoW!

the kind of heroes out there...

the best thing was he's married to a japanese woman...(see under caption)...

war i guess...

LEXX_Luthor
09-04-2006, 09:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The private acknowledged his plan was foolish and, had it not been pulled off, could have resulted in a court-martial. His family suspected his initial disobedience -- though they say officers later approved -- might have kept him from receiving the Medal of Honor. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Interesting. Very interesting indeed, and can tell much about the true social role of government and military, as this action saved the lives of many men, on both sides. It reminds me of the disobedience of German and British soldiers celebrating Christmas 1914 together between the trenches, not wanting to shoot and kill each other as they were ordered to do by people who award the "medals."

THE GAME
War, Football, and the 1914 Christmas Truce
~&gt; http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/jul2003/xmas-j17.shtml

TgD Thunderbolt56
09-05-2006, 06:13 AM
cojones...