Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Har!
THE PENTAGON — A Department of Defense spokesman announced this week that the Army will be reactivating the 23rd Americal Division, most famous for its role in the Vietnam War. The division will be stationed at Fort Ho Chi Minh, currently under construction near Jackson, Miss.
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Fort Ho Chi Minh will join such installations as Forts Lee, Stewart, Benning, Hood, Bliss, Polk, Bragg, and A.P. Hill, all of which bear the names of soldiers responsible for the deaths of thousands of American fighting men and women in attacks on the United States.

I would think that Fort Võ Nguyên Giáp would have been more accurate, but a lot fewer people would have gotten the joke.

4 comments:

BadTux said...

Yeah, amazing that so many U.S. forts are named after traitors who led armies that shot at United States soldiers. Shall we set up a Fort. Rommel and Fort Tojo next?

Deadstick said...

I didn't think Bliss and Stewart were Confederates.

CenterPuke88 said...

Seems like Bliss is Lt. Col. William Wallace Smith (died 1853, U.S. Army( and Stewart is Gen. Daniel Stewart (Revolutionary War).

That being said, the point is valid. However, I would suggest, that naming a post after a Confederate figure is somewhat different than a figure from a different county that fought against the U.S. If the Confederate figure was a good and couragous leader without some of the baggage, like Confederate General Joesph E. Johnston, it seems a little more "reasonable". However, if we are dealing in absolutes, it's wrong.

Comrade Misfit said...

So where is Ft. John Walker Lindh?

Or, for that matter, Ft. Benedict Arnold? Is there a degree of treason that we accept?

I suspect that if the Brits had prevailed in either the Revolutionary War or the Re-Do in 1812-15, there wouldn't be a school anywhere named after Washington, et al.