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Boycott Galati International

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by CarlosDJackal, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. CarlosDJackal


    Dec 10, 2000
    "Anyone not born in this country should not be allowed to served in it's military." ;P

    I received a e-flyer from Galati International and one of the items they were trying to clear out is the above sticker.

    As someopne who was not born in this country and has honorably served for 12 years in it's military (4 years in the US Army on active duty - the last 26 months in an Airborne Infantry Company stationed in Alaska; and 8 years in the Army National Guard - the last 6 as an Aersoscout Aviator in charge of an Aeroscout Platoon and XO for an (AH-1F Cobra) Attack Helicopter Company), I found this sticker offensive.

    It shows their ignorance of American History. Most, if not all, of the American Military during our fight for Independence were made up of men who were not born here either. And some of them were of very high rank.

    During the Vietnam War, the very first SOG mission was lead by a decorated Veteran of the Finnish-Russian War who had US military after WWII. He was the most highly decorated soldier from Finland and was credited with single-handedly wiping out a whole Russian Battalion. This man was killed when the helicopter he was riding crashed into a mountain due to poor visibility. I guess the folks at Galati doesn't think he should have been in the military either.

    I used to order from Galati, but not anymore. I am posting this in as many forums as I can because it is obviuos to me that any company that would sell a product with an obviously racist and a very ignorant tone, should not be in business.

    This is the kind of racism that gipped my Father from receiving US Veteran status. In the VA's books it states that (paraphrase): "Military service in the Philippine Commonwealth Army between December 1941 and August 1945 is not considered active combat duty..." This was pushed by FDR and signed by Trumman after his death just because the Philippines was due to receive their Independence effective in 1947. Never mind that FDR himself ordered mandatory service in the United States Armed Forces in eth Far East (USAFFE) in 1941.

    I'm calling for a boycott of Galati International. This type of venom can only be divisive in nature.
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    I never bought squat from them anyway. Good reason to keep on doing so.:)

  3. CarlosDJackal


    Dec 10, 2000
    Posting this on GT and other forums must have worked because you can't access that link anymore.

    Never underestimate the power of the regular Joe when you piss him off enough!!
  4. RussP

    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia
    First, Carlos, that really pisses me off about your father. I didn't realize that and I know a few men who also served in the PCA towards the end of the war. They never mentioned that to me when we use to discuss the war.

    I just checked the Galati site and cannot find that bumper sticker.


    That was pretty ignorant on their part.:soap:

  5. actionpup

    actionpup Psycho Pup!

    Dec 2, 2001
    Thanks for the post Carlos. I proudly served with many Filipino buddies from basic training through Desert Storm deployment. I have a great appreciation for those who serve in the armed forces regardless of their nationality. We wouldn't be enjoying freedom without such men and women. I agree with the boycott. Even if they have removed the sticker from their website someone inside agrees with it or they wouldn't have ever offered it in the first place.