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Old 05-27-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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I firmly believe we need to recognize the sacrifices and selfless service of this nation's Native American soldiers. A truly noble and glorious culture of American citizens.

http://news.yahoo.com/native-american-vets-push-recognition-133548153.html

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Old 05-27-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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More segregation? I do not agree.

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Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan ... all sang tributes to Cpl. Ira Hayes, one of the original flag raiser in Iwo Jima.

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1st/Sgt. Pascal C. Poolaw served in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. 1st/Sgt. Poolaw was a full blood Kiowa and the most decorated Native American in US history. He was killed in Vietnam.

Decorations:

1. Distinguished Service Cross
2. Four awards of the Silver Star Medal for valor
3. Five awards of the Bronze Star Medal for valor
4. Three awards of the Purple Heart Medal for combat wounds
5. Three awards of the Army Commendation Medal with combat V

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I think they need to be recognized as heroic AMERICAN SOLDIERS.

Not as native Americans, (hell, we're almost all native Americans) not as Italian Americans, or Tibetan Americans, not as Hispanic Americans, not as Jewish Americans, not as Christian Americans, or whatever.

What' wrong with just being American heroes??

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I was saddened by a movie about the Iwo Jima flag raisers and the unhappy end of the Native American soldier. Of course the film was only based upon history, not a real documentary or anything.


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...What' wrong with just being American heroes??
No affirmative action assistance for "just Americans".
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Do not recognize these people for their race, but for their actions.

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"I think they need to be recognized as heroic AMERICAN SOLDIERS.

Not as native Americans, (hell, we're almost all native Americans) not as Italian Americans, or Tibetan Americans, not as Hispanic Americans, not as Jewish Americans, not as Christian Americans, or whatever.

What' wrong with just being American heroes??" from Locutus.

I agree, 100%.
Had Lots of Heroes,
of all races.

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More segregation? I do not agree.
I agree. With you I mean. Frankly, I'm sick of it.

I'm freaking white. White gets no recognition, except as "the evil oppressor" by so-called minorities.

Nevermind the fact that I'm a true mutt, with Native American, African, English, Nordic, Spanish, and Germanic (the biggest portion) roots. I LOOK white, therefore everyone sees whitey.

If all that can be combined to make one damn body, it's about high time we stop the segregation. Could you imagine if my damn DNA wanted the special separate recognitions that so many people want? That's right, I would literally be ripped apart at the seams. Guess what's happening within our country?

I say drop the petty bull **** differences, we're all Americans (well, Americans are Americans. Some FTF members aren't American).

Every race within me makes "Trip286".
There is no Native American trip, African trip, English trip....

And that's part of the reason I get absolutely livid when I get accused of racism. I ain't big on hating myself.
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Our WWII historians had it right. Ira Hayes is an American Marine figure with other Marines in the famous photo. He is a figure in the most famous combat pictures of all times. The Raising Of Old Glory on Iwo Jima.
He was an American Marine who stood with other non-hyphenated Americans to defend his country.

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