Skip to comments.Where and When Did Rev. Wright Serve as a Marine?
Posted on 03/21/2008 10:19:58 PM PDT by Judith Anne
I've heard several times that B. Rocko Bama's Rev. Wright served as a Marine.
Does anyone have any idea when or where he served? What kind of discharge he got? Did he get any medals? In other words, I am starting to wonder.
I'm also wondering if there are any other articles on FR focusing on this aspect of Rev. Wright. Possibly I could have missed one?
I believe Hussein Obama has mentioned about 8000 times over the last week that he was a Marine.
That’s still no excuse for being an anti-American racist.
It’s a secret. If he told you, he would have to kill you.
He was in the Navy from 1964-1967.
According to his official biography anyway, FWIW.
Been wondering this myself.
More on the same:
In 1959 Wright enrolled at Virginia Union University, in Richmond, where he remained until 1961. That year he left school to join the military. He served in the Second Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961 to 1963, achieving the rank of private first class. In 1963 he graduated as valedictorian from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, and from 1964 to 1967, he served as a cardio pulmonary technician at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. During 1965 and 1966, he was awarded with three Presidential Commendations from President Lyndon B. Johnson.
2 whole years? Well, that’s a Kerry moment. Watch out for the evil rice grains.
Thanks for checking that out, and posting it.
Now, I wonder what those Presidential Commendations are for, for being a cardiopulmonary tech? I mean, do they give Presidential Commendations for that, or was that just the equivalen of a thank-you note?
Wonder what rank he left the Navy at? Wonder why he didn’t go to Viet Nam?
He got the commendations for participating in surgery on LBJ. It did look like a thank-you note, yes. There’s an image of an original floating around somewhere.
I do not know the answers to your other questions. Most of this I know from looking it up recently out of curiosity.
So was IMUS which means..................nada
I’m certainly not defending Wright...but...I am wondering, have you yourself served in the military?
I didn’t get any more about his service either, I did wiki it, and found that.
If someone served honorably, that’s all good by me.
If they act like a royal sphincter afterwards, fair game.
No, no women in my family have served. When I thought about enlisting, my father said, “The women are mostly lesbians” and strongly discouraged me. But my father, my father-in-law, my son, my maternal and paternal uncles, my brothers, my grandfathers, my cousins, my daughter in law’s twin brothers, and others in my family have all served in all branches. My husband was 4-F for heart disease.
Yes, agreed. I normally automatically give respect to a man who has served as a Marine, unless there’s some specific, real reason not to. Which is why I wondered about Wright, who is a horrifying racist.
Let me add that I have no idea if the women who enlisted in the military in 1965 (the year I thought about signing up) were mostly lesbians or not, and I malign no one. Dad was a SeaBee in WWII and that might just have reflected his experience with military women of his time.
Well, I’m throwing my own thread off topic, but my brother just sent me this link of the “Cactus Cuties” — very young girls, just beautiful — singing the National Anthem. It is outstanding.
I do hope there is more information about Rev Wright’s service in the Marines for those two years...
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