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Eisenhower Letters Hint at Affair With Aide
New York Times ^ | June 06, 1991 | By JOHN KIFNER

Posted on 11/10/2012 6:27:40 AM PST by Trapper6012

A previously unknown collection of wartime letters from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to his driver, Capt. Kay Summersby, appears likely to stir renewed debate over whether the two were lovers during the last year of World War II.

Both General Eisenhower, who was married, and Captain Summersby initially denied the long-rumored romance. But in 1976, as she was dying of cancer, Miss Summersby published a second book of memoirs of the war years, "Past Forgetting: My Love Affair With Dwight D. Eisenhower," in which she described a passionate but frustrating affair with the Supreme Allied Commander.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: dwightdeisenhower; eisenhower; godsgravesglyphs; kaysummersby; worldwareleven
The youth or non military historian among us may not have a clue about General Eisenhower's affair. General Eisenhower remains one of the greater commanders and leaders in American history. I feel pretty certain that history will treat General Petraeus in a good light.

The timing is rather shady. I don't thing there was an equal love affair between Obama and General Petraeus. whether this was held back until after the election, maybe we will learn. It certainly allows the General the chance to let chips fly, if they are in fact there over Benghazi.

1 posted on 11/10/2012 6:27:45 AM PST by Trapper6012
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To: Trapper6012

did he embrace “the Sword of Damocles” zer0bama held over his head, so he could speak his mind at any inquiry or trial about Benghazi?


2 posted on 11/10/2012 6:32:49 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Trapper6012
Talk about shady, so far Admiral Gaouette, General Ham and now General Petraeus have been removed from the Benghazi loop...perhaps the Dems fear another Watergate. Or perhaps something much, much worse.
3 posted on 11/10/2012 6:45:12 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Trapper6012

I had a relative that was around Ike all during WW2. The affair happened. My relative didn’t respect him because of it.

Agee though. Great commander!


4 posted on 11/10/2012 6:47:10 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Trapper6012

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Trapper6012.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 6:47:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Remind me, what did Allen West say about Trayvon and George?)
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To: Trapper6012
During WW II, Ike could have dressed in women's clothes, and walked down Picadilly Circus trying to pick up sailors, and it would not be reported. We had near complete military censorship then, in wartime...just before D-Day, during a training exercise, over 800 troops were killed, and the casualties were supressed for months..so Ike was protected 100% whatever he did.

Today, it's a totally different story..troops have email, phones..Skype..it is impossible for a GENERAL to have an affair, especially in a combat zone, without multiple people knowing about it..and Petraeus had to know that...did one let the secret out..perhaps inadvertently..?

FYI..one report says that the FBI tripped onto Braodwell when she was trying to access Petraeus' confidential emails..which is a whole 'nother kettle of fish.

BTW..she is a serving officer, a reserve Major..so, in this era of sexual equality in the military, she should be booted out...

6 posted on 11/10/2012 6:48:38 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Trapper6012

This is one old story. It’s brought back on occasion.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 6:50:17 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pepperdog

Saturday night massacre.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 6:52:59 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: ken5050
During WW II, Ike could have dressed in women's clothes, and walked down Picadilly Circus trying to pick up sailors, and it would not be reported.
Well, he was in London...


9 posted on 11/10/2012 6:53:57 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Remind me, what did Allen West say about Trayvon and George?)
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To: freekitty

“she was trying to access Petraeus’ confidential emails”

No emails are confidential. I imagine they were also read in China, Russia, and maybe even Iran.

I hope our military know that...


10 posted on 11/10/2012 6:54:38 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Trapper6012

I mentioned this in another thread on the Petreaus resignation. I don’t remember Ike resigning over it.


11 posted on 11/10/2012 7:00:55 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: pepperdog
Add one more ...

November 8, 2012 (Thursday) *Stars and Stripes* article by Matt Millham:

Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, the now-former commander of U.S. Army Europe, quietly departed Germany last week and retired days later at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “Lt. Gen. Hertling’s decision to retire was a matter of personal choice... "The command didn’t alert the press to, nor issue a news release on its website, where Hertling’s official biography now says he “was” USAREUR commander from March 25, 2011, through Sunday.

Hertling leaves USAREUR without fanfare, retires

12 posted on 11/10/2012 7:02:20 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I don’t remember Ike resigning over it.

It was rumored during and after the war, was never confirmed by Ike, but Kay Sommersby wrote about it after Ike died.

Frankly, if this was reported to FDR, he probably treated it about like Lincoln treated Grant's drinking: get the other generals some of what Grant's drinking.

13 posted on 11/10/2012 7:08:58 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Trapper6012

I found it rather interesting last on Fox News that 2 guests on Greta’s show, Rudy Giuliani and I can’t remember the other one, both had to go back to WW2 and smear Ike. Apparently forgetting all about Bill Clinton and the Kennedy’s.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 7:10:08 AM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Trapper6012

Men and Women, far from home, under incredible stress have affairs? Color me surprised.

This is really no different than strangers “hooking up” in the Tube at night during the Blitz.

It is human nature. Not a part of human nature that we like to talk about, but it happens.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 7:16:34 AM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: ken5050
During WW II, Ike could have dressed in women's clothes, and walked down Picadilly Circus trying to pick up sailors, and it would not be reported.

Of course not...Ike was a Democrat.

16 posted on 11/10/2012 7:23:24 AM PST by Roccus
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To: Trapper6012

Well, there you go! I guess this makes it all fine and dandy! Ike did it too! Why didn’t Clinton think of this? Blame the ghost of Ike!


17 posted on 11/10/2012 7:31:55 AM PST by Robert Lomax
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To: pepperdog

bump


18 posted on 11/10/2012 7:56:40 AM PST by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Roccus

Wrong. Ike was GOP. Nixon was his Veep.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 8:00:38 AM PST by fourmation599 (Obama: Hope and Change? More like Taxes and Treason!)
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To: pepperdog

bump


20 posted on 11/10/2012 8:00:57 AM PST by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Trapper6012
Most WWII buffs remember this well. It makes the current situation baffling. Newsmax reported "thousands of emails" sent. I would guess that is a slight exaggeration.

Far more likely is a trump card in the zeros's pocket waiting for the right moment to throw it in. Well, time will tell if this blackmail plot works.

21 posted on 11/10/2012 8:03:27 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: fourmation599

Ike did not declare himself as Republican until 1951 in order to run for the Presidency.

Some of us remember!


22 posted on 11/10/2012 8:12:05 AM PST by Roccus
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To: Trapper6012

On many occasions in the past, I read his wife was a big flaming drunk. She was continuously drunk. Therefore, I will give him a pass. He was under a lot of pressure with war and a drunk wife at home.

If anyone wants to correct this, please be free to do so.


23 posted on 11/10/2012 9:59:47 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Trapper6012
I don't thing there was an equal love affair between Obama and General Petraeus.

So you think Petraeus was gay also?

24 posted on 11/10/2012 10:00:35 AM PST by plain talk
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Most WWII buffs remember this well. It makes the current situation baffling.
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I have always wanted to be a WWII buff.
What does one have to do to become one? (G Castanza—Seinfeld)


25 posted on 11/10/2012 10:12:22 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
"On many occasions in the past, I read his wife was a big flaming drunk. She was continuously drunk. Therefore, I will give him a pass. He was under a lot of pressure with war and a drunk wife at home."

I went to Gettysburg College, and was a semi-regular at a liquor store where Mamie did a lot of her *shopping*. It was no secret in that community.

26 posted on 11/10/2012 10:17:22 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: xrmusn

Only Jor-El from Krypton can answer that.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 10:38:09 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: CondorFlight

I know that. However, they have decided he is the fall guy.


28 posted on 11/10/2012 2:14:12 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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