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29 October 2008


Russ Steele

George, what a great post! Just this last week Ellen and i were reviewing what we could remember about Harry Truman when we were growing up. Ellen remembered her family gather around the radio to hear Harry speak to the nation. Since my three uncles were engaged in WWII combat and my Dad was training pilots to fly B-26s in Texas, there was great hope in the family that Harry was going to win the war and bring the troops home. i remember when Truman fired Douglas MacArthur. At the time I could not understand why, but in conversations with Ellen's father, Dr. Hollingshead it was clear that MacArther had a mental problem that allowed his ego to go unchecked. More on AF 1st Lt. Hollingshead's encounter with MacArther in the Pentagon over a glass of wine some time.

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