A letter from a 95 year old Pearl Harbor survivor to Mr. Obama

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  1. nx302stang


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    Dear President Obama,

    My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

    I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate. Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor , allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

    One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

    So here goes.

    I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

    I can’t figure out what country you are the president of.
    You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

    ” We’re no longer a Christian nation”
    ” America is arrogant”

    – (Your wife even
    announced to the world,” America is mean-spirited. ” Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our
    war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)

    I’d say shame on the both of you, but I don’t think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

    After 9/11 you said,” America hasn’t lived up to her ideals.”

    Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

    I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

    Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

    Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don’t, I’ll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue . You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

    And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don’t want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight? You don’t mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don’t want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

    One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you’re the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you’re not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you’re thinking of.

    You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.
    You’re not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That’s not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.
    And I sure as hell don’t want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle…

    Harold B. Estes
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  2. Coffindodger


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    Wow. Thank you Master Chief Estes.
  3. JimmyS1985

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    I don't think this WWII veteran would get along with my 93 1/2 year old Grandpa. He's a WWII veteran, fought in Africa and Italy against Rommel and Kesselring's forces and was in on the disastrous battle of Mt. Cassino and Kasserine Pass. He was an officer and because I helped him open a 50+ year old trunk that he received to carry around his military gear while he was away, he gave me his Captain bar's he got from the military as an awesome reward. He is the most liberal man I know a long with his wife, he's more liberal than I am.

    I try to visit him as often as I possibly can to hear as many of his WWII stories as possible.

    Because of this thread, think I'll give him a call tomorrow, I should be blessed to have him around at his age. I love WWII veterans with a passion.
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  4. Burt Gummer

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    My best friend's dad was a Pearl Survivor and had the WA plates to show it. He recently passed away. A really cool guy right into his late 80s.

    He lost 80% of his hearing from the 16" cannons on deck firing away. How did Uncle Sam thank this hero? Disallowing payment for his needed hearing aids. Sorry, but 'we've' been treating vets like crap for a very, very long time. The exception is if one can be used for a propaganda campaign like Jessica Lynch, who later said the whole BS they made up about her was just that.

    Harold apparently understood that America's destruction would be at the hands of Fed/Debt issue re: 'bring back our bloated economy.' Old guys remember that the greatest warnings given by the Founders about the nation in peril would be banksters and their misdeeds and not a foreign army.
    Smart man.
  5. 4Freedom

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    I have utmost respect for Mr. Estes. My father is a Vietnam veteran and my grandfather is WWII veteran, who would have been similar age to Mr. Estes if he was still alive. Honorable men like Mr. Estes do not get any respect anymore. The Democrat party is a party where traitors have a voice and become elected into office. Sadly, his wonderful, honorable and bold words will fall on deaf ears. Mr. Hussein is probably too busy falling in love with himself at one of his White House hip-hop shows or basketball games to care about the strong and noble words of somebody who has honor. Does a man who was raised with honor, respect and dignity think some corrupt, Chicago pimp who humorously refers to himself as the "Commander-In-Chief" really cares? Rihanna and her piece of crap dance videos will receive the attention, respect and admiration of Mr. Hussein Obama, before Mr. Estes ever will. Sad world.
  6. novamind

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    IMHO This thread is great, Harold Estes letter is priceless. He hits it right on the head. Seems old men can see through the smoke n mirrors like it not even there.
  7. Caveman Jim

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    I am ashamed that my country has chosen to have 4 more years of the Dark Lord (as he thinks of himself)!!!
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  8. One-Eyed Ross

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    As a disabled vet, and a former VA employee, I have to remind you that what "we" spend on vets is a result of the politicians "we" put into office, and the taxes "we" pay.

    Next time you have some extra time and are near a VA hospital or the Old Soldier's home, take a moment to say "hello in there"....
  9. FarmerTed1971

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