Sunday, September 10, 2017

First US female war correspondent to die in combat named ‘honorary Marine’

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U.S. Marine Corps chaplain John Monamara of Boston administers the last rites to war correspondent Dickey Chapelle
Some great shots above. 

The night before her death, she had dinner with Lt. Gen. Lewis Walt, Marine Commander in Vietnam, Garofolo said, and “told him that when she dies, she wanted to be on patrol with the Marines.”

When mortar shell shrapnel exploded from a booby trap that hit Marines close to Chu Lai, Vietnam, a combat photographer was near the front.

A civilian buried with full military ­honors, Wisconsin native Georgette “Dickey” Chapelle was the first female war correspondent to die in combat.

Recently she was celebrated with the title of honorary Marine at the United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association banquet in San Diego. In October 2016, Commandant Gen. Robert Neller approved the title for the ­award-winning war correspondent.

She was a five-foot-tall trailblazer who covered conflicts from World War II, to the Cold War, and finally, to Vietnam.

A writer and photographer, Chapelle’s photos had been featured on the covers and pages of Life, National Observer, ­Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest and National Geographic magazines.

More @ Navy Times

Education Is “Reconstruction”–Even Today!

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 Union League
 Book with foreword by Dr. Clyde N. Wilson

In his informative book Segregation–Federal Policy or Racism (Shotwell Publishing Co., Columbia, South Carolina) author John Chodes has some interesting information in chapter 6, which he entitles The Freedmen’s Bureau:  Segregation for Black Education. In this chapter he notes that the whole concept of segregation was promoted so that blacks could be “educated” (radicalized) separately from whites. This was a kind of master  plan to promote class hatred between the races. 

Look at it this way–one of the reasons for the War of Northern Aggression was not to free the slaves, but rather to transfer ownership from private hands to federal hands. From private hands to the Freedmen’s Bureau!

Photo of Black Lives Matter convoy headed down to Texas to save black lives and rebuild black communities

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Pier Weekly: September 10th, 2017

 Surfers:  Hurricane?  Oh, goodie! :)