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To: Libloather
I wonder if he'll be laid to rest near any black patriots. Byrd might not have liked that.

From the Washington Post:

"Byrd said in the Dec. 11, 1945, letter -- which would not become public for 42 more years with the publication of a book on blacks in the military during World War II by author Graham Smith -- that he would never fight in the armed forces "with a Negro by my side." Byrd added that, "Rather I should die a thousand times, and see old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.."..."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/18/AR2005061801105_pf.html

6 posted on 07/06/2010 3:03:55 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Yes, Byrd, who organized KKK draft dodging during WWII should never be buried in a military cemetery.
11 posted on 07/06/2010 3:10:10 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: ETL

That would be a huge disservice to the Black Patriot.


22 posted on 07/06/2010 3:32:54 PM PDT by richardtavor
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