Skip to comments.Serial Fibber Brian Williams: JFK Served Under General Eisenhower in WWII
Posted on 10/15/2018 12:55:14 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
Serial fibber Brian Williams told yet another whopper on Friday night from his home in MSNBC exile known as The 11th Hour with Brian Williams. So what else is new? What makes his latest historical untruth ironically special is it came as Williams along with historian Michael Beschloss were fact checking President Donald Trump for a supposed error he made during his speech at a rally in Lebanon, Ohio on Friday.
For years following the Civil War, many historians as well as much of the public in general discounted the military abilities of General Ulysses S. Grant by claiming he was able to accomplish his victories primarily due to the overwhelming men and material of the North as well as being willing to expend both in a more than necessary manner on the battlefield. So when Trump mentioned in his speech that Grant is finally being respected as a great general as has happened, this set both Brian Williams and Beschloss off in snark mode.
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JFK was on PT109 in the Pacific...Cliff Robertson played him in the movie...who was over the PT boats ???
Hey!!! Ike was in the European theater...
-—JFK was on PT109 in the Pacific...Cliff Robertson played him in the movie...who was over the PT boats ???——
I would guess Adm. Nimitz, ultimately.
“...who was over the PT boats ???”
Certainly not an Army General in the European Theater
But according to Bluto Blutarski the German’s bombed Pearl Harbor so maybe it was Ike.
Grant was a great General.
His Vicksburg campaign is still being studied at West Point. He is also the only Union General to force the surrender of 3 Confederate armies.
The US Civil war was the prototype for Modern War. What seemed so shocking to his Democrats poltical foes (Both Confederate and in the North) was Grant was the 1st General on either side who understood that the only path to victory was the utter defeat of the South’s will to wage war. The only way to end the war was beating the South until it was on its knees.
So since they could not argue the facts, they engaged in Democrat Politics 101, the smear job. Grant historical legacy, only now being corrected by modern historians, was largely a create of Lincoln’s, Democrat political foes, and sore losers Southern Generals.
How in Hades does someone get to be a national journalist for 20+ years and not know jack about the military?
What a dummy. JFK was under Gen. George Washington when he served on PT boats in the Pacific during WW2.
Ike was supreme commander - allied forces europe.
Nimitz ran the navy in the pacific theater.
I dont know if Nimitz outranked Mac Arthur.
Kennedy ultimately worked for Nimitz or MacArthur.
I think Marshall ran the whole show.
Commander Allen P. Calvert at Tulagi?
JFK was with Ike at Pearl Harbor when the Germans attacked.
Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King. King was the United States Navy’s second most senior officer in World War II after Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, who served as Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief.
King was one spare no nonsense bad ass. Roosevelt supposedly said that he had heard that King shaved with a blowtorch. King said, “When they get in trouble, they send for the sons-of-bitches.”
King was our third Five Star officer after Fleet Admiral Leahy and General Marshall. List by seniority:
Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy 15 December 1944
General of the Army George Marshall 16 December 1944
Fleet Admiral Ernest King 17 December 1944
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur 18 December 1944
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 19 December 1944
General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower 20 December 1944
General of the Army & Air Force Henry H. Arnold 21 December 1944 & 7 May 1949
Fleet Admiral William Halsey, Jr. 11 December 1945
General of the Army Omar Bradley 20 September 1950
General of the Armies George Washington 4 July 1976, with an effective appointment date of 4 July 1776
Before the five-star ranks were established in 1944, two officers had previously been promoted from their four-star ranks to the superior and unique ranks of Admiral of the Navy and General of the Armies: Admiral George Dewey (appointment 1903 retroactive to 1899, died 1917) and General John J. Pershing (appointed 1919, died 1948). In 1944 the Navy and Army specified that these officers were considered senior to any officers promoted to the five-star ranks within their services (but it was not clear if they were senior by rank or by seniority due to an earlier date of rank).
Five-star ranks were created in the US military during World War II because of the awkward situation created when some American senior commanders were placed in positions commanding allied officers of higher rank. US officers holding five-star rank never retire; they draw full active duty pay for life. The five-star ranks were retired in 1981 on the death of General of the Army Omar Bradley.
Nine Americans have been promoted to five-star rank, one of them, Henry H. Arnold, in two services (US Army then later in the US Air Force). As part of the bicentennial celebration, George Washington was, 177 years after his death, permanently made senior to all other US generals/admirals, with the title general of the armies, effective on 4 July 1976. The appointment stated he was to have “rank and precedence over all other grades of the Army, past or present.”
Technically one could include General Pershing and Admiral Dewey. But I’m going by the list of promotions commencing in December of 1944. In any event General Eisenhower and MacArthur are down the list a bit.
General Nimitz was in command in the ETO. Admiral Eisenhower led US Naval forces in the Pacific. Learn some history.
Wasn’t George an admiral at the time?
Thanks for the info. FReepers always bring the knowledge.
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