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  • American Presidents in uniform.

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    Military service

    After completing fourteen home-study Army Extension Courses, Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve[32] on April 29, 1937, as a private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at Des Moines, Iowa.[33] He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the cavalry on May 25, 1937.[34]

    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.[35] 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.[36] 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.[36] 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.[36] He returned to the First Motion Picture Unit after completing this duty and was promoted to captain on July 22, 1943.[33]

    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.[33] He was recommended for promotion to major on February 2, 1945, but this recommendation was disapproved on July 17 of that year.[37] While with the First Motion Picture Unit in 1945, he was indirectly involved in discovering actress Marilyn Monroe.[38] He returned to Fort MacArthur, California, where he was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945.[37] By the end of the war, his units had produced some 400 training films for the AAF.[33]

    Reagan never left the United States during the war, though he kept a film reel, obtained while in the service, depicting the liberation of Auschwitz, as he believed that someday doubts would arise as to whether the Holocaust had occurred.[39] It has been alleged that he was overheard telling Israeli foreign minister Yitzhak Shamir in 1983 that he had filmed that footage himself and helped liberate Auschwitz,[39][40] though this purported conversation was disputed by Secretary of State George Shultz.[41]
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    • yanktar
      yanktar commented
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      George W. Bush never served outside the 48 states, despite fighter pilots being needed in Viet Nam. He only served in the Air National Guard, using family influence to get in ahead of other so he could avoid serving in 'Nam.  He was grounded for refusal to take a physical.  Speculation is that he knew he wouldn't pass it with cocaine in his system and would be court-martialed, whereas not taking the physical merely meant he was grounded.

      Truman served in WWI, FDR was Secretary of the Navy.

      But Taft (R), Wilson (D), Harding (R), Coolidge (R), and Hoover(R) never served in the military, even in a civilian capacity.


      And Coolidge was Reagan's hero.


    • mauser
      mauser commented
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      savoldi wrote:

      Some are more equal than others.

      He served, and did what was asked of him.

       


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    Hoddy wrote:

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      Why is military service, which is basically being a servant to carry out state violence (what the right is supposed to hate the most), a necessary element for a president?
      Originally Posted by Noam Chomsky


      Whenever you hear anything said very confidently, the first thing that should come to mind is, wait a minute is that true?

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      • #5

        Hoddy wrote:

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        How about a George Washington photo for starters?.png" alt=":smileyhappy:" title="Smiley Happy" />

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          Obama is a worthless f#cking golfing maggot.

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          • #7

            It just isn't that important to me that a president served in the military.

            It's kind of the whole point of our process, that civilians are in charge of the military.

             

             

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            • fretmess
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              nedezero1 wrote:

              It just isn't that important to me that a president served in the military.

              It's kind of the whole point of our process, that civilians are in charge of the military.

               

               


              I agree.



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