Vote against honoring WWII hero Pappy...

Vote against honoring WWII hero Pappy Boyington stirs backlash

There are 2 comments on the The Oregonian story from Feb 16, 2006, titled Vote against honoring WWII hero Pappy Boyington stirs backlash. In it, The Oregonian reports that:

SEATTLE - The University of Washington's student government has come under attack on talk radio and the Internet after deciding not to support the creation of a campus memorial to alumnus and World War II hero ...

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The Doctor

Towson, MD

#1 Jun 14, 2006
There is nothing particularly offensive about Gregory Boyington. His character was somewhat suspect, but he didn't do much to others except for creating Baa Baa Black Sheep in the 1970s that may have been offensive to the pilots who flew with him in World War II. But even they forgave him for that -- most of them anyway, before he died.

I think honoring a World War II Medal of Honor winner shouldn't be that controversial, no matter how drunk he sometimes became (he did sober up in later years) or how badly he portrayed some of his squadron members on a television show.

I don't understand the controversy, and I actually can't always say that.

The Doc
King Carl

United States

#2 May 7, 2010
;;ARE YOU A M.D. A.K.A. The doctor? Or A WANNA BE DISTENTER? I Am A KOREAN WAR VETERAN,I FOUGHT For AMERICAS CONSTITUTION & FLAG As COL. GREGORY "PAPPY" BOYINGTON SERVED HIS COUNTRY DURING WW2,AS A PRISONER OF WAR RECEIVING AMERICAS HIGHEST HONOR;;;{THE MEDAL OF HONOR} THE SECOND HIGHEST;HONOR:{THE NAVY CROSS} HAVING SHOT DOWN 28 OF AMERICAS ENEMY That COWARDLY BOMBED {PEARL HARBOUR}What HAVE YOU DONE FOR MY COUNTRYS DEFENCE???? We TOOK A OATH To DEFEND AMERICA & AMERICAS CONSTITUTION UNDER The THREAT OF ::: DEATH::: AGAINST {ALL} <<ENEMIES<< {FOREIGN & DOMESTIC}::>> ONE HELL OF A LOT OF MEN & WOMEN PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR THIS DUTY::{DEATH}:: You SHOULD BE ASKING YOUR SENATORS====CONGRESS==& YOUR PRESIDENT WHY They Are {NOT}::: DEFENDING:::AMERICAS CONSTITUTION AGAINST +++ALL+++ENEMIES, FOREIGN & DOMESTIC;; AGAINST THE DOMESTIC ENEMIES WITHIN {AMERICAS} GOVERMENT; You Should Thank GOD FOR GENUINE TRUE {PATRIOTS} AS COL. GREGORY "PAPPY" BOYINGTON::GOD BLESS WHATS LEFT OF AMERICA::

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