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Congresssional Privilege and George S Patton
At 11:01 PM 9/1/02 EDT, Jwscpd8@aol.com wrote:
>I do not recall ever meeting any son of a congressmen on the front lines
in combat. I seem to remember a base ball player who may have been flying
As to WW II, the body of Geo. George Patton's son was found in the cockpit
of his P-51 about a month ago and had been missing since about 1944 or so.
A farmer found the plane in some woods on his farm while searching for lost
cows. A few other well know persons were lost during WW II, but do not
recall any during the Korean War.
I grew up in Mount Lebanon, a ritzy suburb of Pittsburgh. Not one of my
classmates served a day, this being during Viet-Nam. We all knew our
Congressman, Jim Fulton, and his successor, HJ Heinz, on a warm and
personal level. (To be fair, I had no family with money; I was
politically active, and Jim Fulton detested me. But the point stands -- we
were the 'privileged few' and need not serve.)
On the second point, George S. Patton, I believe, had only one son, George
S Patton III, who was a West Point graduate and went on to a distinguished
career of his own, despite his father's many failings. Who was this son of
Patton in the Air Corps? Mayhaps I have missed something!
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