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Posted: 4/14/2006 8:30:11 AM EST
A LOT of Alumns reportedly had a FIT when they heard, and the end result is the stupid student senate lost. There will be a memorial to the 5 UW alumns who were awarded the CMH, Pappy Boyington being one of them.

I was, as I am sure many of you were, incredibly pissed off at this. Boyington was a boyhood hero of mine, and the idea that these protestard student "leaders" would dishonor the memory of no less than FIVE CMH stories of honor and courage, and the men who received the awards, made me see red. It was very difficult to maintain composure when I spoke with powers that be at the school, but several of them were visibly angry as well so it was clear this was a case where the student senate had finally tried that last straw. I am not a UW alumn, but the ones I know and spoke with were not sitting back on this one, especially the WWII vets.

If this is a dupe, sorry. Since my membership expired I can't search General, but I did go 8 pages back into the forum looking for Pappy and Boyington and not find anything.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:32:06 AM EST
So what are they doing to honor them?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:57:55 AM EST
Not alumn, alumnus (sing.) and alumni (pl.).

I don't know precisely who Pappy Boyington is, but it's great that they're building a memorial to honor soldiers who performed valiantly and selflessly enough to win the CMH.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 9:00:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Not alumn, alumnus (sing.) and alumni (pl.).

I don't know precisely who Pappy Boyington is, but it's great that they're building a memorial to honor soldiers who performed valiantly and selflessly enough to win the CMH.



Look up VMF-214 Blacksheep.
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