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I got calls from several people who saw this piece when it aired on CBS this morning.

Rep. Mac Thornberry's FaceBook page is now unavailable.

1 posted on 06/10/2012 2:39:36 PM PDT by LTC.Ret
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To: LTC.Ret

Thanks for posting this story. They just don’t make people like this anymore.


2 posted on 06/10/2012 2:48:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: LTC.Ret

Oh, what a sad and astonishing story!

God bless that dear lady’s heart and her husband’s ultimate sacrifice for our country.


3 posted on 06/10/2012 2:49:24 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: LTC.Ret
Tribute to Bille D. Harris
5 posted on 06/10/2012 2:59:06 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: LTC.Ret
From the comments section:

It's a shame that CBS News left out so much of the story. It makes it appear that a simple check of records could have found Billie at the cemetery in Normandy. Instead, he was buried in the French village near where his plane went down. In fact, records were not clear for years because, the French thought that Billie was Canadian.

"In 2004, when the small French village of Les Ventes held a ceremony to observe the 60th anniversary of the French liberation, city councilwoman Valerie Quesnel learned that a gravesite in the town cemetery, which was said to have been the original burial location of a Canadian pilot shot down by the Germans during World War II, was actually that of an American fighter pilot from Altus, Okla., named Lt. Billie Dowe Harris."

Read more at http://www.354thpmfg.com/BillieDHarris_part2.html.

I'm afraid that Rep Thornberry is being made the villain here for no reason.

6 posted on 06/10/2012 3:01:55 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: LTC.Ret
"Billie was married to me all of his life, and I choose to be married to him all of my life," Harris said.

That tugs at my heart.

7 posted on 06/10/2012 3:03:15 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: LTC.Ret
When it absolutely, positively, has to be rendered FUBAR, ask the Congress of the United States for an answer...

Regards,
GtG

PS For those unfamiliar with the terminology, in order of significant impact...

Bend
Over
Here
It
Comes
Again

Fowled*
Up
Beyond
All
Rrecognition

Situation
Normal
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* Text altered to prevent censorship

12 posted on 06/10/2012 4:10:40 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: LTC.Ret

It looks like CBS News has posted a longer and less edited version, and the last few minutes are worth watching the first part over again!!!

P.S. -— Kleenex is a good idea!!!

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7411194n&tag=strip


23 posted on 06/10/2012 10:17:15 PM PDT by LTC.Ret (You'd think I would know better than to volunteer!!! www.sendmetocongress.us)
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