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    Senior Member Captain Blight's Avatar
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    "Greatest Generation" had its monumental ****-ups too

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    What would Tom Broke-jaw have to say about those knuckleheads?

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    Senior Member Captain Blight's Avatar
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    Oh, he'd chalk it up to the Pressures of War and be all profound about the niggling accomplishments of the "leadership" of this vessel after the War. Ignore the sacrifice and contributions of the enlisted ranks like the rest of the "journalistic" field does.


    Big pet peeve of mine. Leadership can't perform without followers. Followers are important. Followers are not lesser humans-- they're members of a different profession.
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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    This is cracked.com, and that was the war where the term FUBAR was invented. What do you expect?
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    The Greatest Generation is after all a human one. Therefore mistakes are to be expected and part of life.

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    My grandfather crash-landed a P-38 in training. Does that count?

    ... it was great practice for when he had to do it over Belgium later on, though.
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