February 15, 2006

Remembering Pappy...or Trying to Forget Him

hat tip usclarry.

Ace WWII pilot and Medal of Honor winner Gregory "Pappy" Boyington is an unwelcome memory at the University of Washington, his alma mater. The famed Flying Tigers pilot was credited with having shot down 28 Japanese fighters and was the subject of the 1970's series Baa Baa Black Sheep which documented the unit he commanded. In a debate over erecting a memorial to Mr. Boyington, Ashley Miller bring up the very salient point that there are enough memorial at UW honoring "rich, white men". From Neal Boortz.

2 Comments:

Anonymous usclarry said...

Academia has always had a leftward tilt.

What is a shame is here ia an idividual who was a honored graduate of the University of Washington, a well decorated military officer who fought against the oppression of others so that the students at UW could have the right to dishonor him.

The Left just doesn't get it.

Wed Feb 15, 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

Yes, it is sad that heroes are being forgotten in the name of political correctness. But issues like this in the long run, help the Republicans. Moderates don't want to be associated with dunces like this.

Thu Feb 16, 12:34:00 PM  

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