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I'm Jessica Lynch

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Averageman, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Averageman

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  2. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    +1 Same thing happened with Pat Tillman.

    I was ready disgusted with how certain stories were warped to try to drum up support. There was really no need to lie.
     

  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    We are trained, as Americans, to do this. I know plenty of folk that make the mundane appear epic just to have an epic life. Eh.
     
  4. jpa

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    "if you needed toilet paper and you were in Iraq, you came to see me."

    Sounds like she was in a crappy situation over there. I'm glad she made it back mostly in one piece and is trying to get on with life.
     
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    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    She's a brave girl.

    It would have been really easy to simply ride with the fame and let the government's hype go unchallenged. Standing up in front of Congress and telling the world "I'm not a hero. It was a lie." took a lot more guts than any of the heroics that Uncle Sam falsely attributed to her.
     
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    aplcr0331 Compulsory Collectivisim

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    I find her more interesting and likeable now than when this whole thing happened. Good for her.
     
  7. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Crappy? One piece. . . you, sir, are on a ROLL! :rofl:
     
  8. Averageman

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    I believe Pat Tillman wrote that the whole Jessica Lynch drama was fiction and that he was somewhat ashamed that he took some small part in helping to create the myth.
    Tillman's unit I believe actually helped free Lynch.

    There is no shortage of hero's, I have no idea why we search out folks to "Make" hero's out of. I would guess we like our heros handsome or beautiful and the public would rather not have ugly, short or stupid hero to look up to.
     
  9. srhoades

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    Excuse me, can you spare a square?
     
  10. teumessian_fox

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    We used to play an exercise with a group of people where one person would tell another person a story. That person would then tell someone else the story, and so on.

    After the story had been told nine or ten times, it didn't resemble the original.

    And contrary to the above, this tendency to embellish/clarify isn't limited to Americans. It's human nature.
     
  11. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    This happened in the beginning of the war, so Uncle Sam needed a hero image rather badly to support the war effort since that no WMD were yet found.

    The poor girl never claimed to be any sort of hero, yet she was lambasted for it just because Uncle Sam decided to make her a hero. The most screwed up part is that a lot of fellow GIs and veterans were the ones that denigraded her.

    I remembered we used to have epic flame wars on GlockTalk about Jessica Lynch.
     
  12. Sporaticus

    Sporaticus Aw sheet main

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    She made for some very interesting discussions here. If anyone questioned the validity of the story THE DOD PUT OUT, they were quickly pounced on as 'anti woman' by certain characters who reside mostly in the A&F forum now, and we were reminded that women can do everything men can.

    Everyone who was ever in the service wanted to be labeled as "hero" regardless of their performance, MOS, or experience.

    She seems to be handling it well, and it's a shame the DOD brought all that down on her.
     
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    I often wonder if the stories of our military heroes are all true. In WWI Alvin York supposedly captured over 100 Germans single handedly. I've also heard that the Germans in that forest in France were getting routed badly and were running around looking for someone to surrender to. When you read Jessica's story it makes you wonder if this type of thing is a military tradition.

    Please don't take this is dishing on our servicemen and veterans. I am proud and grateful to each and every one of them.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    And the Tillman family too.
     
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    She is real and she is hot.

    What more can anyone ask for?
     
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    Jessica Lynch has no reason not to be proud.
    She served her country, and was badly wounded, doing so.
    She's telling the truth, because she has to/wants to.

    God Bless her, and Pat Tillman, too.




    Let's include all military men and women.
    They are the ones that are keeping us Free.

    :patriot:
     
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  17. Detectorist

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    The military needs to stop sending minimally trained women, and men, into combat situations.

    I'm glad she's doing OK.
     
  18. Averageman

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    I'm real proud of her for just stepping up and being honest.
    It takes alot to do that.
    She is a hero of mine, just serving and then being put in that position, survivng and then having the guts to be honest and put the "Hero" stuff aside just adds to her character.
     
  19. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    The article seems like she's trying to get her name back in the media.

    This was over years ago, I hadn't heard or seen mention of her name for close to a decade.
     
  20. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    I agree but this isn't really anything new. Propaganda has been going on since war began. The problem is now it is easier for the truth to get out.

    I hate that people blame her for it though. And she is a hero regardless.