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RIP.....Joe Foss  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

Medal of Honor winner Joe Foss died Wendsday.....He was 87.

In four months of combat in the Pacific during World War II he shot down 26 airplanes and was shot down once himself. He led Charles Lindbergh on unauthorized combat missions (Lindbergh was a civilian tech rep during the war and wasn't supposed to do that due to the "propagada value" of somebody downing his arse)


He later became the youngest governor in this history of the state of South Dakota and later hosted the TV shows, "American Sportsman" and "The Outdoorsman".

In his later years he was still defending American rights and values serving as president of the National Rifle Association from 1987 to 1990. He made headlines just last year when some incompetent airport security guards attempted to seize his Medal of Honor in Phoenix when he was attempting to board a flight to give a commencement speech at the United States Military academy in West Point. In the general airport security of post 9/11 of the member of Thousands Standing Around claimed that the medal could be used as a ninja thowing star. Joe eventually had to mail back the medal, which was the one he was issued in 43 with FDR's signature on it.




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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6292 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Yep, that Medal of honor is a dangerous thing today. In fact, to the present US "government", it indeed is. Another true patriot dies, how many more do we have left?

RIP General Foss.



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User currently offlineTomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

I believe Foss was instrumental in setting up the postwar SD Air National Guard.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Correct. He is accepted as the founding member of the SD-ANG.

Sorry I left that out.



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User currently offlineMIG54 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 39 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

I believe Foss was also the first commissioner of the American Football League from 1960 to 1966. Tom Brokaw called Foss a prime example of what he termed America's "Greatest Generation". Our republic will stand as long as we turn out men and women like Joe Foss. RIP.

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA



User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3017 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

Big coverage Thursday on all of the PHX news stations. Missing man formation flyby and climbout occurred right over my head yesterday, which scared me at first not knowing what was going on. But the news stories reminded me that we lost one of our best.
Thank you, Mr. Foss for your service. And my condolences to his family.



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