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To: Dubya
Jimmy Stewart was a class act. So was Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. In those days, it wasn't fashionable for celebs to be "peace" activists while their fans shouldered the burden of defending this country.

Even those who volunteered and got turned down for active military service (Ronald Reagan) found a way to help.

10 posted on 08/16/2007 2:42:05 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Vigilanteman
Even those who volunteered and got turned down for active military service (Ronald Reagan) found a way to help.

I'm not sure of the terminology, but I don't think it's accurate to say Reagan wasn't in active military service.

Due to his eyesight, which was truly awful, he wasn't eigible for combat duty, but he actively served in the Army Air Corps for several years making training films and performing other services, which were presumably helpful to the war effort. I think that qualifies as "active service," or at least as active as any other serviceman not in a combat outfit. (Which not everybody can be.)

19 posted on 08/16/2007 3:31:06 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I had the honor of meeting Jimmy Stewart and talking with him for nearly 20 minutes. He was truly a gracious gentleman and gladly recounted some of the hollywood stories that he must have told many, many times before.


37 posted on 08/16/2007 9:40:55 PM PDT by MediaMole
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