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Our Post WWII presidents something to think about

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mark W., Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Our Post WWII Presidents as young men

    Harry S Truman Captain US Army battery commander in an artillery regiment in France

    Dwight D. Eisenhower West Point middle of his class in 1915 Training tank crews for WWI
    His efforts to gain an overseas assignment were not realized

    John F. Kennedy As a Commander of PT Boats in WWII he received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal
    for his actions in saving his crew after being rammed by a Japanese destroyer Amagiri

    Lyndon B Johnson For nine months, from 1928 to 1929, Johnson paused his studies to teach
    Mexican-American children at the segregated Welhausen School in Cotulla, The job helped him
    save money to complete his education, and he graduated in 1930. He then taught in Pearsall High School in Pearsall, Texas, and afterwards took a position as teacher of public speaking at Sam Houston High School in Houston.

    Richard Nixon Nixon not only kept his scholarship but was elected president of the Duke Bar Association graduated third in his class in June 1937admitted to the bar in 1937 reached the rank of lieutenant commander in the US NAVY mostly in Naval Air Transport.

    Spiro Agnew drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941 and was commissioned an officer on May 25, 1942, upon graduation from Army Officer Candidate School He served with the 10th Armored Division in Europe during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in France and Germany

    Gerald Ford At the start of WWII was assigned as an instructor at the Navy Preflight School at Chapel Hill. Raising to the rank of Lieutenant and taught elementary navigation skills, ordnance, gunnery, first aid and military drill. Then serves aboard the Carrier USS Monterey (CVL-26), in the Pacific from 1943 to Dec 1944 he earned nine engagement stars for operations in the Gilbert Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Marshall Islands, Asiatic and Pacific carrier raids, Hollandia, Marianas, Western Carolines, Western New Guinea, and the Leyte Operation

    Jimmy Carter US NAVY from 1943 to 1953 Serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Submarine service and later worked with the beginings of the nuclear submarine program run by then Captain Hyman G. Rickover.

    Ronald Reagan After completing fourteen home-study Army Extension Courses, Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve on April 29, 1937, as a private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at Des Moines, Iowa. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the cavalry on May 25, 1937. During WWII he spent almost four years of World War II stateside service with the 1st Motion Picture Unit in December 1945, Granted not combat but still a big part of the war effort.

    George H. W. Bush Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Bush decided to join the US. Navy, so after graduating from Phillips Academy in 1942, he became a naval aviator at the age of 18 assigned to Torpedo Squadron (VT-51) as the photographic officer in September 1943 Shot down once rescued by the Submarine Finback. Serving through 1944, he flew 58 combat missions for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, then back to the States as a training officer for torpedo pilots

    Bill Clinton he used the political influence of a U.S. Senator, who employed him as an aide to avoid the draft a little weed in college.

    George W. Bush Texas and Alabama National Guard 1968 through 1973 Flying F-102's Was a bit of a party boy in College

    Barack Obama used alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine during his teenage years bounced from one college to the next finally working as various types of community organizer (what ever that is)

    Seams to me like things are headed in a bad direction.
    fredball, Sstrand, 3MTA3 and 3 others like this.
  2. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Seems. It seems to you that things are headed in a bad direction.

    A seam is a line along which two pieces of fabric are sewn together in a garment or other article.

    (Grammar Nazi says "Heil Chaucer!").
  3. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Besides, the four presidents prior to WWII, and our president during WWII had no military experience either. Obama is an idiot for sure, and the American public is even dumber for electing him, but military service doesn't guarantee anything.
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    True enough. As a nuclear engineer, Carter is the most scientifically educated president we've had, but even that did not guarantee he could be an effecting manager of the country.

  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    9. All political discussion must be directly related to firearms, gun rights, or the second amendment.

    There are many different people here with many different viewpoints on various issues. Like religion, discussing these issues here is highly likely to offend and very little good can come of it. We need to be focusing on the things that bring us together (firearms), not the things that have the potential to divide us (politics).
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