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Re: Scope of subjects for KOREAN-WAR-L
OK, thanks for the reminder on the subject limits.
But my only interest in the Kerrey situation is the
parallel is has with the No Gun Ri investigation. In
the case of the Korean War veterans, the Department of
Defense and the Department of the Army had no problem
digging into the past, second guessing decisions that
were made long ago under difficult circumstances, and
interviewing veterans, many of whom sought to put the
war behind them many years ago. These veterans were
for the most part enlisted men at No Gun Ri and came
from the working class, blue collar people who formed
the enlisted ranks of that era. The officers that
were alleged to have given the orders like CPT
Melbourne Chandler, and higher ranking officers like
MG Gay of the 1st Cav Div and MG Kean of the 25th Inf
Div, were long dead. The Departments had no problem
dragging their names through the mud.
In the case of Kerrey, we have a former Nebraska
governor and US senator who is wealthy and married to
New York writer Sarah Paley (I wonder if she is
related to the Paley that ran CBS). The time elapsed
since this event is a lot less that since No Gun Ri.
I just wondered if the Defense Department is just
going to let him slide.
--- Ed Evanhoe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Let's get back to the subject matter this list
> covers -- events leading up
> to the Korean War, the Korean War, and items after
> the Korean War that have
> their beginnings in the Korean War. The last
> includes items like
> reconnaissance aircraft shoot-downs in the vicinity
> of Korea and anything
> relating to the search for Korean War MIA's)
> Current politics or Vietnam are not subjects for
> this list.
> Ed (Wearing his Co-list owner hat)
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