Skip to comments.Statue vandals seem to have mistaken WWII hero for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee
Posted on 02/22/2019 9:24:08 AM PST by SJackson
Statue vandals seem to have mistaken WWII hero for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, museum officials say
Vandals in North Carolina may be in need of a history lesson after having set fire to a statue honoring a World War II hero they apparently mistook for a Confederate general, officials said earlier this week.
A white marble monument of U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, who commanded the 101st Airborne Division's "Screaming Eagles" during World War II, was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire last week, museum officials said. The statue bears black scorch marks running up its left side.
The suspects seem to have confused Lee with Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army during the Civil War some 80 years earlier, officials said.
I was surprised that anybody would do that to this museum statue, Mark Johnson, curator of the General William C. Lee Airborne Museum in Dunn, told Goldsboro's WNCN-TV. This is not a Civil War museum and this is not Robert E. Lee.
Aside from their last name, the two Lees have nothing in common, according to Johnson. The former Lee was known as the father of the U.S. Airborne Army and an international war hero of World War II, he told the station.
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That's a really big aside. They do have the same last name. Which should probably be banned. Tell it to Professors who have been disciplined for using the word niggardly. Can't dismiss the possibility the name was enough.
Typical violent Democrats.
If he was a white devil ‘no one is innocent’.
This article just assumes for clicks. What evidence is there they thought it was Robert E. Lee? It’s just conjecture.
True, but he’s not riding on an emission producing horse. Should be worth something.
Next target for the vandals is the Leeward Islands.
Major General William C. Lee’s biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_C._Lee
Well he was partially responsible for killing thousands of socialist comrades, so...
**They do have the same last name. Which should probably be banned.**
Are there any statues of Bruce Lee?
Could have been moslems. Possibly not related to war between the states
Typical violent “and extremely ignorant on history” Democrats.
It’s all about the educational system in this country teaching the liberal agenda.
They knew which Lee it was. They attacked the statue because they (attackers) supported the Nazis.
I think we are there.
Yeah, they should have gone to NOLA and targeted Andrew Jackson. Guess ALL statues are bad? Or, they’re being selective.
Hey social justice “warriors”...figured out why they want you morons yet?
Maybe they had the right guy, maybe they are upset that he oppressed Nazis.
Of course they did.
They are stupid.
Bet you didn’t know Bruce Lee was in the Klan did you? Thats why they called him....The Little Dragon! ;)
That’s a really big aside. They do have the same last name. Which should probably be banned.
I concur. To play it safe, the Chinese restaurant down the street should change its name from Lees. Wouldnt want to trigger a snowflake.
The 101st WWII uniforms looked just like Confederate paratrooper uniforms.
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