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Posted on 03/10/2012 9:48:43 PM PST by 3boysdad
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LOL! Ok, I deserved that! Yes, they were both Norman, and they both had a friend named Cliff and they hung out at Cheers!
I worked with a Mormon on an overseas assignment in the early 1970’s. He was very clear that he would not serve in a combat unit, but had no problem working with us in the intelligence community.
Did over 500 men of the Mormon Battalion join the US Army during the Mexican War? Also what is the longest forced infantry march in US Military history? Answer, the 2,000 mile march made by the Mormon Battalion from Iowa to San Diego. IIRC, there was no Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Jewish, or any other religion based unit then, or Since.
I find the implied premise of the OP rather stupid.
You’re right, I knew many Mormons in the AF, but I never met a Mormon chaplain.
I have no reason to doubt stories of Mormons serving well and honorably.
I also don't doubt the stories that no Romneys were among them, before or since.
Yes they serve. The one I knew was a real jerk. But then, if he had been a Baptist he would still have been a jerk. It was his nature.
At a National Cemetery near here there is a Mormon headstone with an angel tooting a horn.
The same can be said for any other religion and politicians of any, or no faith.
I would not urinate on Romney if he was on fire. But I get pretty tired of the Mormon bashing.
And no, I am not a Mormon.
Do mormons revere Isreal as the true residence of the Holy of Holies, or does the temple in SLC trump that? What does it mean to be a temple mormon anyway?
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The ‘holy of holies’ is in SLC temple.
Mormons defeated the Nazis from all their service
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Not even close. But Mormon relations with the Nazi’s is another thread...
Absolutely. I have a friend, who is Mormon, who is currently serving in England in the Air Force as a physician.
The only one I ever met I (and I’m retired) was a thoroughly Jack Mormon. He was the one I first heard about the magic underwear from. After I was aware of it, I noticed the tell-tale “pantie lines” across the thighs of several male acquaintences over the years, but that was it. Never heard of a Mormon female in the military.
My battle buddy in basic training was a Mormon female. Her name was Angela Huff. I even went with her when she went to church service on Sunday. The services were held in an empty classroom at Ft Dix, NJ. I remember that the man who led the service called me “sister” when I walked through the door, and it made me smile
She is the only Mormon female I have ever met in the military.
This was along time ago- in 1990. She was not regular Army, she was National Guard.
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