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Now without searching his name, how many know who Gail Halvorsen is?
1 posted on 01/29/2005 7:13:13 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Well I don't, but it seems like a scando name, not german.


2 posted on 01/29/2005 7:16:02 PM PST by jocon307 (Immigration moratorium now!)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1319734/posts


3 posted on 01/29/2005 7:17:05 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Denny Crane: "I look to two things: First to God and then to Fox News.")
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To: perfect stranger

The candy bomber.


4 posted on 01/29/2005 7:17:29 PM PST by Semper911 (Those who wait also serve.)
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"The day an American has to move a European out of the way to help in some part of the world it will be a great day in the world"

That must have rattled em.

5 posted on 01/29/2005 7:18:25 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (I care as much about Sunnis not voting as I did about the white minority not voting in S.Africa)
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To: perfect stranger
I cheated and did the research.

Touche.

7 posted on 01/29/2005 7:19:45 PM PST by IronJack
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To: perfect stranger

Unprofessional? Never!

-Professional


8 posted on 01/29/2005 7:20:14 PM PST by Professional
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Great story. I have a similar one from a contract signing in Dubai. It made me wonder why my company was even doing business with the arrogant scum. I'm sure you must sometimes feel the same.

I'm afraid I didn't know who Gail was without searching. Certainly a name your apologetic associate should have known...except all the history books have been rewritten there. DeGaulle saved Europe.

9 posted on 01/29/2005 7:20:31 PM PST by Cornpone (Aging Warrior -- Aim High -- Hit'em in the Head)
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"Amazon.com has helped more than France has."
10 posted on 01/29/2005 7:22:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: perfect stranger

Good story bump!


11 posted on 01/29/2005 7:22:24 PM PST by Professional
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I cheated, so I won't say.

Whoa!


13 posted on 01/29/2005 7:24:05 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: perfect stranger
I had to look, but then when I did I saw that I should have known because I saw a documentary recently that featured Gail Halverson. The candy bomber during the Berlin airlift. Good story and posting, thank you.

A few years ago I was working in Europe with a very diverse work team. It also just happened to be during the 2000 US election and most of the Europeans I was working with wanted algore to win. That more than anything else made me want to tell my European co-workers that I'm glad their opinions didn't have an effect on our elections.

And then I couldn't help rubbing their smug noses in it when it was apparent that President Bush was the President-elect. The only one of the team that I could stand to have a political discussion with was a Hindu, originally from India. He made sense, he was articulate and had reason and logic instead of only "feelings", to back up his support of GWB.

15 posted on 01/29/2005 7:30:23 PM PST by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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Bravo!

(I'm too lazy to cheat and don't have enough curiosity either.)

16 posted on 01/29/2005 7:31:59 PM PST by jwalburg (Those buried included children still clutching toys)
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Uncle Wiggly Wings


17 posted on 01/29/2005 7:35:07 PM PST by lady lawyer
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Very proud of you for sticking up for our country and our president!!!

Kudos!!!


18 posted on 01/29/2005 7:39:11 PM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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This is a great story.

But I doubt he said all that, straight off the cuff.


19 posted on 01/29/2005 7:40:02 PM PST by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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I searched, but I'm not German and my parents didn't receive any of the candy bombers kind gifts. Gail Halvorsen.
20 posted on 01/29/2005 7:41:08 PM PST by xJones
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You can bet this Texan married to a Halvorsen knows.


21 posted on 01/29/2005 7:41:12 PM PST by NerdDad
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NPR's Michael Feldman's "Whaddaya Know" was live today. The incredibly unfunny and pathetic storyline with the live audience was making fun of Iraqis and American military by letting callers call in and make fun of the slate of candidates running for office in Iraq. Each caller got to vote for someone on the ballot, knowing nothing of them other than odd sounding names and that it was Bush's election. The rude and stupid comments from the host and callers was UFB.


28 posted on 01/29/2005 8:23:27 PM PST by blackdog (Demorat Politician = Those in power who manipulate tribal hatreds for personal gain.)
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To: perfect stranger

Interesting story. And about Gail Halvorsen... "I did not know that." - A courageous Johnny Carson impersonation.


30 posted on 01/29/2005 9:05:55 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: perfect stranger

Halvorsen dropped candy for children during the Berlin Airlift.


32 posted on 01/30/2005 4:25:39 AM PST by Budge (<>< Sit Nomen Domini benedictum. <><)
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