Skip to comments.Congress blocks ceremony for vet; Remains of last US World War I soldier will not lie in Capitol
Posted on 03/04/2011 11:32:50 AM PST by RobertClark
West Virginia's two Democratic senators blamed House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday after their hopes of having the remains of World War I veteran Frank Buckles honored in the Capitol Rotunda were dashed, at least for now.
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Hmmm. What was Boehners response. Im surprised at this?
Ping to read later. This sounds odd.
Question.. Have we had remains of last vets from past wars in the capital?
Not really. Boehner wants to honor him, just not what the WV Senators requested. His distinction is being the last living WWI vet. He didn’t even serve overseas during the war.
“Steel said Boehner and Reid will ask Defense Secretary Robert Gates to allow a memorial service for Buckles at Arlington National Cemetery in nearby Arlington, Va., surrounded by honored veterans of every American war.
Does Boehner have that authority? Who’s in charge of what goes on in the Capital Rotunda?
I’m sure there is more to this and seeing how it’s Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin behind this they probably had legislation attached that spent billions and outlawed Republicans
Albert Woolson, last survivor of the War of the Northern Aggression was buried in Arlington but didn’t lie in state in the Capital.
It’s not the first odd thing Boehner has done though.
I will reserve judgment until I hear Boehner’s reasoning for it. I personally don’t see why it should be a problem, although I know some have complained that the honor was being used too frequently, and was suppose to be used only for Presidents and the Senate/House leaders who died in office. The only other reason I could think of that they would deny it, (not to diminish his service) but Mr. Buckles didn’t really accomplish anything that any other WW I veteran did other than outlive them all. Perhaps they feel it would be an insult to other WW I vets that died previously with greater battle awards and weren’t given a similar honor.
something doesn’t sound right about this and of course this is the AP, a propaganda arm of the Dems.
What the AP is trying to tell the idiots out there is that the last vet should be honored and he said no.
That crap might wash with the left who are not known for thinking for themselves but it doesn’t wash with me.
I’ll wait till I see and hear more facts before making a decision and right now this sounds like a hit piece
Frank Buckles served in England and France, mostly as a driver and warehouse clerk. After the war ended, he helped repatriate German prisoners of war, returning to the U.S. in January 1920.
I will NEVER again take these news pukes at their word, not without first checking the story out myself.
If I do someone please clobber me with a pipe wrench.
Later, he was in the Philippines on business and ended up a civilian POW of the Nippers in World War II.
There’s a large part of the population who believe simply attaining a certain age entitles you to to all kinds of things.
Given this is from AP, I doubt we’re getting the whole story.
This is all wrong!
From the article
The honor requires a congressional resolution or the approval of congressional leaders, according to the office of the architect of the Capitol.
Where did you get the “He didnt even serve overseas during the war.” The article says “He served in England and France, mostly as a driver and warehouse clerk. After the war ended, he helped repatriate German prisoners of war, returning to the U.S. in January 1920.”
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