If a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ve got two thousands words here for you

Caped Crusader sent me two good posters, both of which I’m passing along:

Our men in uniform

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Apropos Reagan in uniform, Democrats made much of the fact that he didn’t see active duty during WWII. What they ignore is that he had served in the National Guard since 1937, and was barred from active duty because he was so nearsighted.

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  • sabawa

    Is Obama wearing Michelle’s blouse/dress under his swami outfit?  
    Pretender to the throne (oval office).  Liar, whiny incompetent disappointing ‘leader’.   Not two-thousand words but that’s all I can stomach right now.

  • Caped Crusader

    Not quite correct:
    Reagan was actually a commissioned officer and served as such during the Second World War, but was prohibited from serving overseas due to extreme nearsightedness. I remember the Democrats making fun of him serving most of the war at “Fort Roach” (Hal B. Roach Studios) where he made over 400 training films, many of which I saw in ROTC and the U.S. Army. I remember those home study courses required in the Army with no fondness. At least he served which is far more than the vast majority of liberals can say!
    From Wikipedia:
    “After completing fourteen home-study Army Extension Courses, Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve[33] on April 29, 1937, as a private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at Des Moines, Iowa.[34] He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the cavalry on May 25, 1937.[35]
     
    Reagan was ordered to active duty for the first time on April 18, 1942. Due to his nearsightedness, he was classified for limited service only, which excluded him from serving overseas.[36] His first assignment was at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation at Fort Mason, California, as a liaison officer of the Port and Transportation Office.[37] Upon the approval of the Army Air Force (AAF), he applied for a transfer from the cavalry to the AAF on May 15, 1942, and was assigned to AAF Public Relations and subsequently to the First Motion Picture Unit (officially, the “18th Army Air Force Base Unit”) in Culver City, California.[37] On January 14, 1943, he was promoted to first lieutenant and was sent to the Provisional Task Force Show Unit of This Is The Army at Burbank, California.[37] He returned to the First Motion Picture Unit after completing this duty and was promoted to captain on July 22, 1943.[34]
     
    In January 1944, Reagan was ordered to temporary duty in New York City to participate in the opening of the Sixth War Loan Drive. He was re-assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit on November 14, 1944, where he remained until the end of World War II.[34] He was recommended for promotion to major on February 2, 1945, but this recommendation was disapproved on July 17 of that year.[38] While with the First Motion Picture Unit in 1945, he was indirectly involved in discovering actress Marilyn Monroe.[39] He returned to Fort MacArthur, California, where he was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945.[38] By the end of the war, his units had produced some 400 training films for the AAF.[34]“