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Posted: 6/4/2002 10:31:23 PM EDT
I think Ike was OK, maybe Patton also. Sherman definitely kicked ass. [;)] Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 10:39:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aviator: I think Ike was OK, maybe Patton also. Sherman definitely kicked ass. [;)] Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
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Ike was a class act. Patton traded lives for personal glory. Sherman lit the whole stage on fire! (Atlanta too)
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 10:43:21 PM EDT
MacArthur was CooL
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 10:49:05 PM EDT
What about ole stormin Norman.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 10:57:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cnatra: MacArthur was CooL
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MacArthur was a jackass! He always had his eye open for self-promotion which always seemed to be the larger goal in his mind. Some of his greater screw-ups in my opinion: a) Let his Air Force in the Philippines be destroyed on the ground despite having just seen the exact thing happen in Pearl the day previously. Short and Kimmel were relieved of duty for the same "offense". b) Allowed the US Army forces in Japan to let their fighting skills degrade to nearly zero. When put in front of the North Korean army, they were outfought and pushed back to the Pusan peninsula. c) Troops home by Christmas? I don't think so. d) The Chinese won't enter the war? Oops. My bad. e) Failing to understand his position in the chain-of-command in relation to the Commander-in-Chief. I'll credit him with Inchon and a solid island-hopping strategy against the Japanese, but on the whole, I'd rather have an Ike.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 10:57:21 PM EDT
Custer would get my vote for "Most outstanding failure to heed local intel." Personally, my favorite is Franks, 'cause I served under him when he was "only" a Colonel.....he's a damn good guy.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 10:59:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zardoz: Custer would get my vote for "Most outstanding failure to heed local intel."
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LMAO Concur
Personally, my favorite is Franks, 'cause I served under him when he was "only" a Colonel.....he's a damn good guy.
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Yep, he is a pretty good man. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 11:32:33 PM EDT
MacArthur was a jackass!
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Be nice to the guy. He said cool. He didn't claim MacArthur wasn't a blubbering idiot. I still think that if he hadn't pushed past the 38th parallel, demanded the surrender of North Korea, and threatened China, my life would have been very different. I think the war would have been over in three months rather than three painful years.z
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 11:44:53 PM EDT
Henry H. (Hap) Arnold
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