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Pappy Boyington

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    Sounds like a very interesting bloke!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
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    A bit of trivia, he was buried in Arlington cemetery close to the plot of legendary world heavyweight champion boxer Joe Louis. A friend of his who was standing there during the internment later commented that "Ol' Pappy wouldn't have to go far to find a good fight".
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    The show Baa Baa Black Sheep was about him, watched it as a kid in the 70s

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    I saw him interviewed on "The Tonight Show" by Johnny Carson.
    He was indeed quite a character.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    I read/watched several interviews with him, and the one line he said that I liked the most was " The Japanese did one thing nobody else could, They made me stop drinking"

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    And if anybody is interested VMA 214 is stationed here at MCAS Yuma and now fly AV-8B's. The history display they have in the Top side of their hanger is very impressive along with their current tours of duty in the sand box.
    VMA 214 Black Sheep,VMA 311 Tomcats and VMA 211 Wake Island Avengers along with our newest VMFA 121 Green Knights are here. So if your around my parts let me know and I'll give ya the Grand tour.
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    I would love to someday make it back down to Yuma. I was just a kid
    when I lived there but I have some very fond memories of it.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    I ll bring out soft pretzels Phil !

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    It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C

    One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C

    “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill

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    He was an annual visitor years ago At the EAA fly in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I had a chance to meet him and buy a copy of his book which he autographed for me.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    He mentioned that Luie Zamparini was in the same camp he was in.

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