Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Dems hope Singlaub is McCain’s Ayers?

Are they even remotely serious? An American hero is being compared to Bill Ayers a domestic terrorist? I think that is exactly the kind of company Senator McCain should keep. If only he would come out of retirement to take a cabinet position in a McCain Presidency. But I think he has already done more than his share for the country.

Major General John Singlaub

Here is just a small sample of his career from the Ranger Hall of Fame

Major General John K. Singlaub is inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame for demonstrating extraordinary valor and unparalleled leadership during his 35-year Army career that included three wars. In one of the most daring missions of World War II, Lieutenant Singlaub nearly made Sua Sponte his personal motto by parachuting into Nazi occupied France to train, organize, and lead elements of the French resistance. Among only a handful of men to fight in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operation, he then led Chinese guerrillas in penetration raids against Japanese Forces. Near war’s end, he led a rescue mission that parachuted into a Japanese prisoner of war camp on Hainan Island, off the coast of China, liberating over 400 Allied Prisoners of War. During the Korean War, he was chosen as the central figure in developing the Ranger Training Command at Fort Benning, GA, followed by combat tours in Korea as Deputy Chief of the CIA mission and a Battalion Commander in the 3rd Infantry Division. During the Vietnam War, he commanded the Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force (MACSOG), one of the most storied units of that war, for over two years. During his long and distinguished career, Ranger Singlaub was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal with OLC, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit with 2 OLC, the Purple Heart with OLC, and several additional U.S. and foreign decorations. General Singlaub’s unyielding dedication, courage, and keen sense of mission accomplishment embody all that is embraced by the Ranger Creed.

I was fortunate enough to meet Major General John Singlaub at a Rangers Infantry Companies Airborne of the Korean War reunion a few years ago.

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