Marine. Fighter pilot. Ace. Medal of Honor recipient.
(Side note: He was born in Coeur d'Alene, ID, my hometown. Probably not interesting to anyone but myself.)
Boyington is most famous for the "Black Sheep Squadron" during WWII.
Having received no squadron assignment of his own, Boyington worked to build one himself. Adopting the unused Marine designation of VMF-214 he assembled a group of men that would be forever known as The Black Sheep Squadron.
The Black Sheep were a mixture of other unassigned pilots and a group of misfits that were close to being discharged for disciplinary actions. It was from this group Boyington received his nickname of Pappy since he was ten years or more older than any of the other Black Sheep.
Over the next three months the Black Sheep Squadron would become famous for having downed 94 Japanese aircraft while also destroying over one hundred more upon the ground. Of these 94 Japanese kills Boyington would have nineteen himself. Five of these would even be done in one day.
In short, Boyington did was Marines do. Take charge and kick ass.
Now, you might be wondering just why I brought all of this up. It's because the University of Washington in Seattle has just rejected a proposal to build a memorial for Col Boyington, who happened to be a UW grad.
If you needed any proof that the UW is nothing but another crack-smoking, kool-aid drinking shithole of Leftist ideology, here it is. And it's not just the UW. The suburb of Fremont has a STATUE OF VLADAMIR LENIN IN THE TOWN SQUARE, FOR G-D'S SAKE!
The minutes to the UW senate meeting are here, and include such wonderful memos such as:
Jill Edwards said she didn’t’ believe a member of the Marine Corps was
an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce.
Ashley Miller commented that many monuments at UW already
commemorate rich white men.
Oh yeah. That's moonbats at their frothiest. And you can check out the announcements at the bottom of the minutes:
Magnus Gordon encouraged senators and their constituents to come to the
HUB crawl for go-cart racing and a poetry slam on February the 16th.
Hala Dillsi noted that GBLTC is having auditions for the drag show this week.
Selma Dillsi said APS is having its annual Human Rights Film Fest on February
Jill Edwards noted that Honors Croquet League is holding a match this
Ashley Miller said this Thursday during noon passing periods groups would be
playing The Privilidge Game in front of the HUB.
It was noted that tickets for the Vagina Monologues are currently available in the
HUB ticket office.
Jon Lee said Innocence Project Northwest is having a screening at the Burke
Museum regarding the death penalty.
Karl Smith noted the ACLU is having a meeting in Kane Hall this Saturday.
Let's see here..... Vagina Monologues (always a Leftist favorite!), GLBTS drag show auditioins (Because while men ogling women at a strip club is "sexist", having a gay man dance around in a feathered thong is "diversity"!), Human Rights Film Festivals, and poetry slams! But don't honor a Medal of Honor recipient!
Liberalism is a mental disorder, folks. There's no other explination. As a side note, if you have any kids that are getting ready to attend college, perhaps learning more about the school would be benificial to you. Me, I'd rather go to WSU than UW any day of the week.
Hell, given my druthers I'd be going to the University of Idaho. But since I'm currently in Puerto Rico, that's somewhat difficult.
Hat tip to Analog Kid.