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Posted: 1/7/2003 10:06:43 PM EST
In case anyone missed it, MOH winner Marine Joe Foss died yesterday. He was also prez of the NRA for a time. Mr. Foss was also in the news a month or so ago after those brillant airport screeners would not allow him to board a plane while carrying his MOH. The ignorant bastards thought it could be used as a weapon. He was also the AFL (look it up, you kids!) commissioner. Another beer raised to the passing of a damn fine Marine & American. Semper Fi!
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 10:29:03 PM EST
My respects to a passed air-warrior.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 10:32:37 PM EST
Joe Foss was a true American. Time had a snooty obit in this week's mag (i don't subscribe). A Marine, a governor, president of the NRA. Sounds like he had a full and happy life. Too bad there aren't more like him around.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:39:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:44:46 AM EST
Joe Foss Field Airport Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA [USA] [red]Semper Fi[/red]
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:54:56 AM EST
No doubt, him and Chesty are kickin back a few at the big E-Club in the sky. I'll join you gents someday, but my time hasnt come yet...
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:57:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By BobCole: MOH winner
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Sorry, this is a pet peeve of mine- It should be MOH [b]recipient[/b]. Its not a contest.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 1:04:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 4:10:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By BobCole: In case anyone missed it, MOH winner Marine Joe Foss died yesterday. He was also prez of the NRA for a time. Mr. Foss was also in the news a month or so ago after those brillant airport screeners would not allow him to board a plane while carrying his MOH. The ignorant bastards thought it could be used as a weapon. He was also the AFL (look it up, you kids!) commissioner. Another beer raised to the passing of a damn fine Marine & American. Semper Fi!
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Actually, he died on January 1st. He had been in a coma from a stroke for several weeks. A great American who I had the pleasure to meet at the GCA convention in Reno in Aug 01.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 7:02:49 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/8/2003 7:48:42 AM EST
Joe Foss, American hero. RIP
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 9:05:45 AM EST
I had the pleasure of meeting Joe Foss at the NRA National Convention in Kansas City a few years back. If you look in the dictionary for the word gentleman, Joe's picture is there with the definition. He was signing autographs and posing for pictures with everyone who asked, took the time to ask their name and converse with each one. I shook his hand and thanked him for being such a great role model to follow, and I asked him if I could get my picture take with him and of course he said it would be HIS pleasure. I told him that I had been an aircraft mechanic for a while in the Corps, and he smiled and told the story of shooting down the Japanese planes at Guadalcanal. The best part was when he talked about a conversation he had with General Geiger shortly after he received the Medal of Honor. The General called Joe into his office and said, "Captain, when it comes right down to it, you are still nothing more then a dirt farmer from South Dakota. Don't let that medal go to your head." Joe then turned to the long line of folks waiting in line and said, "And darn it if General Geiger wasn't right!". Joe Foss didn't need the MoH to be a bigger then life hero. The man was a class act, and the world is a bit more empty and colder with his passing. Rest in Peace Flying Leatherneck.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 9:15:54 AM EST
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