A Real American Hero

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    I heard him speak once. There was solidness in this man that I think was forged during his captivity.

    One of the few speakers I have heard the impressed me like this.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080510/ap_on_re_us/stockdale_christening
     
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    It's sad that Stockdale is likely to be most remembered for the one thing he did wrong than the many things he did right.
     
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    "stockdale...flew 201 carrier-based missions before being shot down in 1965,"

    dam.
     
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    That's cake compared to 7 1/2 years as a POW. Putting it in perspective, I'd be willing to bet the majority of Americans today couldn't take 60 days without flipping out.

    That's inner strength and THEN some.
     
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    Not counting what he did to himself so as not to be used as propaganda.
     
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    day after day they bombed useless targets. just because a prez was to afraid to kill Russians.
     

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