The members of this forum have a good idea of the events that are shaping our country whether they agree with them or not.
Below is a link to a video called Dishonorable Disclosures put together by former operators who call themselves OPSEC. Their "goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again".
I'm sure most have heard about it and many have seen it, but for those who haven't....
I post this because I'm interested in sports stars would served this country during war and I wonder what their thoughts would be about this administration using classified information for, IMO, political gain.
_________________________ "The governmentís view of the economy could be summed up.....If it moves, TAX it. If it keeps moving, REGULATE it. And if it stops moving, SUBSIDIZE it.Ē.....President Reagan, 1986
OPSEC???? I here that phrase at work 20 times a week! This is my escape...this awesome hobby.
Hey gaugman, what former service men do you collect. Two of my favorites are Williams (a fellow jarhead) and Warren Spahn a battle of the bulge survivor and probably one of the three best lefties ever. IMHO
There are so many great athletes who have served this country. If I had to choose one it would have to be Ted Williams.
The story of his Panther jet fighter-bomber being hit by ground fire during the Korean War is legend. With his plane on fire he headed for the nearest American base. His radio was dead and nearly all the planes instruments were not working. Another pilot pulled close and tried to signal Ted to bail out but instead he continued on.
With the base in his site he turned to land when the plane exploded. A wheel door had blown off and smoke was pouring out from the brake ports. He was unable to check his air speed and approached the ground at 225 mph. He dropped the emergency wheel latch but only one wheel fell into position. He landed the plane on its belly with everything but the cockpit on fire.
When asked why he didnít eject he said he was afraid his kneecaps would crush against the cockpit and that it might have ended his baseball career.
Now thatís keeping your priorities in order
In 1942, the year before Ted Williams served in WW2, he won the Triple Crown. After serving 3 years he came back to win the MVP in 1946 and won the Triple Crown again in 1947.
After serving nearly two years in the Korean War, he came back to baseball in 1954 at the age of 35 and hit .345.
Not only the greatest hitter the game has seen (I didnt say player I said hitter) but an American hero. You think Derek Jeter would leave baseball to sit in a tent or a fighting hole in Iraqi! I think not. America was filled with differnt men back then for sure. I am always amazed when I read that he was regarded as spolied and surley by the press. The man fought in two wars and not like alot of ball players did, he was a combat veteran for christ sakes. How could sportswriters have expected him to take there petty questions seriously when he just got back from worring about getting shot down over Korea!.... I get any thing I can find hobby related of Teddy Ballgame there wont be anyone else like him for a long time.
New to this board but I can already tell its full of knowledgable hobbist I could spend days talking baseball with....just awesome!