Skip to comments.World War II vet told heís too old for memorial parade
Posted on 11/17/2013 6:12:53 AM PST by shove_it
The Express reports that 89-year-old Albert Dusty Miller has served as the grand marshal for nearly 40 years in the Royal British Legions annual Remembrance Day parade.
The reason? Officials say Miller is too old to be insured.
They came up to me and said, 'I've got a bit of bad news for you, Miller told the paper. "At first I thought somebody had died and it was going to be another funeral. Then they told me HQ insisted I had to stand down as parade marshal.
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Sounds like something our CiC would do.
There's a new Parade Marshall in town.
But WWII was so yesterday in the minds of our and obviously the Brit’s leaders.
That man has more medals than almost our entire elected leadership combined.
I wonder how tough it was to insure him when he was getting shot at. I’d hate to ever get as clueless as the nebbish who made this decision.
He’s “too old”.
That says everything about what we’re going through these days.
Erase history and replace it with manufactured stories of the glorious totalitarian collectivist utopia.
Hes too old.
That sure didn’t stop our kick-ass WWII vets from storming their Memorial in DC last month.
Looks like one tough old bird. Parade marshall duties well within his capabilities. Fit as a fiddle.
Doesn’t need eyeglasses either except maybe for reading.
So what’s their beef?
“So whats their beef?”
Must be the Limey version of KenyanKommieKare.
There are thousands of horror stories about British NHS.
As the UK is, we may someday be.
Ok you raised your right hand and swore the oath. You spent your tour where and when you were told.
You did your duty, many did more than just “duty”. You were away from home for long periods under some harsh and trying situations.
So now you decide to collect some of the “veterans benefits” that you THINK you are entitled to. Guess what?
You may find out that according to congress you do not qualify for these promised benefits. You must have served during a “recognized war period”
What does that mean? It is very complicated, time and place limitations. Lets say that you served your tour between July 27, 1947 thru June 26, 1950, not a war time era and you do not get most benefits. Or if you served from February 1, 1955 thru February 27, 1961 another non-war time frame again you are out of luck.
Does this start to sound scary?
The good news goes on, if you spent your military service from May 8, 1975 thru August 1. 1990 you are once again not as good a veteran as other veterans. So you are a veteran but not a VETERAN.
Is this fair and equal treatment? No of course not.
Where does this leave most Cold War Veterans? OUT IN THE COLD. It was a long and drawn out, dangerous time from Sept. 1945 to the collapse of the Soviet Union Dec. 1991. Many times we were on the very edge, so close to nuclear war, most people had no idea.
It was a secret so deep that even today many veterans are not allowed to discuss where they were or what they did. They will carry their secrets to their graves. Yes they are proud and quiet, not one to toot their own horn.
Our nation should recognize them and honor the promises made to these servicemen and servicewomen.
The Department of Defense says that there are 156 MIA from the Cold War, that does not include those MIA/POW from Korea 8,100 and Vietnam approximately 2,400