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.