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OK I have a question for all of you Penn State/Joe Paterno Fans...
10 Nov 2011 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 11/10/2011 7:54:15 AM PST by US Navy Vet

What exactally DID Joe Paterno do in WW II. Or did he get labeled as 4F like Frank Sanatra did?


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Just wondering.
1 posted on 11/10/2011 7:54:20 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

He served in Army in 1944.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 7:56:49 AM PST by Comstock1 (You can't have Falstaff and have him thin.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Born 1926, graduated in 1944 and served one year in the Army.


3 posted on 11/10/2011 7:58:41 AM PST by deport
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To: US Navy Vet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Paterno
After serving a year in the Army, WOW a WHOLE YEAR! What ever happened to duration + 6 months, wonder who Joe “knew”.


4 posted on 11/10/2011 7:59:13 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

uh he joined in 44, war ended in 45 and they discharged almost everyone


5 posted on 11/10/2011 8:02:05 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Joe Paterno is the name associated with a much larger problem. Generically, when an institution becomes so beloved by its fans; bad bahavior is overlooked by the fans. This happens in sports, actors, musicians and politicians.

The problem is not Paterno/PSU/College Football, its the fans. The fans that should be demanding a shutdown, investigation, and self enforcement of the institution before the government forces it on them. The non sports world is much larger than this group is.


6 posted on 11/10/2011 8:03:43 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: US Navy Vet

None of this would have happened if they only let football coaches marry.


7 posted on 11/10/2011 8:03:47 AM PST by Natural Law (If you love the Catholic Church raise your hands, in not raise your standards.)
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To: driftdiver

LOL. Ever think you would have to explain something like that? HAHAHA.


8 posted on 11/10/2011 8:04:48 AM PST by Stentor ("All cults of personality start out as high drama and end up as low comedy.")
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To: Natural Law

Great line,..which 99% here won’t get....


9 posted on 11/10/2011 8:09:51 AM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: driftdiver

WRONG they had a point system for discharges. Normally(like in my Dad’s case) it was DURATION + 6 months.


10 posted on 11/10/2011 8:10:24 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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NEWS FLASH!

Penn State Board of Trustees renames

BEAVER STADIUM to ``SODOMY STADIUM``.

11 posted on 11/10/2011 8:10:47 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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“WRONG they had a point system for discharges. Normally(like in my Dad’s case) it was DURATION + 6 months.”

Point system was for during the war. Once the war ended they couldn’t release people fast enough.

Whats the point, criticize Paterno for what he didn’t do, or what he should have done, or what he should have known.

Raising an issue about his wartime service when you have no facts is simply a waste of time and makes you look emotional.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 8:12:57 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Great line,..which 99% here won’t get....

Oh, I think most here get it!

13 posted on 11/10/2011 8:12:57 AM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: Natural Law

Now THAT is hilarious!


14 posted on 11/10/2011 8:13:27 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: US Navy Vet

My dad graduated in 1946 then served two years.


15 posted on 11/10/2011 8:13:53 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: US Navy Vet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Paterno After serving a year in the Army, WOW a WHOLE YEAR! What ever happened to duration + 6 months, wonder who Joe “knew”.

Apologize please

16 posted on 11/10/2011 8:13:57 AM PST by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: US Navy Vet

My Grandfather used to joke about how the end of WWII was handled. His normal joke was “I worked for this company (the Army) for 4 years, faced many hazards, accomplished the goal assigned, and then they fired me”.

Given when JoePa turned 18 duration + 6 months could very well have added up to a year or less.


17 posted on 11/10/2011 8:14:22 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: Natural Law

Good one.


18 posted on 11/10/2011 8:14:44 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: US Navy Vet
What ever happened to duration + 6 months, wonder who Joe “knew”.

This pile on Paterno stuff is getting pretty weird.

If he joined in 1944 he very well may have served the duration plus 6 months. It's a pretty safe assumption he served the duration.

19 posted on 11/10/2011 8:14:56 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: US Navy Vet

That’s what you’re wondering about?


20 posted on 11/10/2011 8:15:17 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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