Skip to comments.Vandals damage statue of Gen. Lee, except this one fought in WWII
Posted on 02/22/2019 6:03:06 PM PST by a little elbow grease
DUNN, NC (WNCN/CNN) - Authorities said vandals wanted to express their opposition to Confederate monuments by targeting a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The problem is, they went after the wrong statue.
Gen. William C. Lee was the commanding officer of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, and his statue stands in front of his namesake museum, the William C. Lee Airborne Museum.
Authorities say someone recently tried to set the statue on fire.
This is a hometown grown boy here that turned out to be an international hero in World War II, but to come and try to destroy his statue is just an insult to everybody, said Mark Johnson, the museums curator. Johnson said he believes the vandals thought they were attacking a monument honoring the Confederate Lee. The two Lees are not related.
He said the left side of the statue suffered significant damage and will cost several hundred dollars to fix. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information on who vandalized the statue.
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They do what the Taliban did to their historic relics, when you don’t know history you will relive it
Only indoctrinated poltroons could fail to see that this is not a Civil War uniform.
“A $1,000 reward is being offered for information on who vandalized the statue.”
Too bad they don’t have keystone cops on the beat...they’d do a better job then what they have.
“Those who do not learn history are doomed to deface the wrong dang monument.”
"The museums curator said he believes the vandals thought they were attacking a monument honoring the Confederate Lee."
These vandals ought to be behind bars if only for their incredible ignorance.
Has to be leftist college professors and/or college students.
Who else is that uninformed of history and blinded by hate enough to do such a thing?
In the movie, he had to be portrayed by Gary Cooper.
All dem crackers be lookin alike.
The idiot who did this can probably be elected to Congress.
The Time Masheen....
Not a Civil War uniform. Especially not with the paratrooper badge.
Modern day education system: Close enough!
He looked more like Randolph Scott.
More likely they were Obama’s sons and daughters and the “Lee” part was about as much as they could read
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