6013Re: Military Politics--LBJ's Silver Star
- Jul 8, 2001--- In civilwarwest@y..., josepharose@y... wrote:
> It seems that there is some question concerning the award of aSilver
> Star--mentioned as being the third highest combat honor--to Lyndonhave,
> Johnson for being a passenger on a bomber which may, or may not
> been under attack by Japanese fighters over New Guinea.say
> The article noted that, even if everything which LBJ's supporters
> was true actually happened, there would be no reason to give himthe
> star. Very possibly, he didn't even see combat as a passenger.Hey, Dugout Doug would never do such an obvious political thing.
> There was a suggestion that, as a congressman, LBJ was given the
> award by Doug MacArthur, in return for LBJ's political support in
> Congress and his influence with FDR.
Besides it's dangerous just riding in a B-24. Anyway didn't Doug get
the Medal of Honor for riding in a PT boat? <smile>. Best regards,
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