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A D-Day Veteran Politely
Declines Obama Invitation

National Review Online, by John Fund

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 6/7/2014 5:35:31 PM

Brix, France — Some of the veterans attending the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings here in France have fascinating stories. Take George Ciampa, the most vibrant and spry 89-year-old I have ever met. In 1944, he landed in Normandy as a soldier assigned to the 84th Graves Registration Unit. (snip) This week, George received a call from the White House, who said they knew he would be over in France during D-Day, and wondered if he would attend a private meeting the White House was arranging for veterans with President Obama. George thought about it for awhile and concluded he just couldn’t.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flipper3, 6/7/2014 5:42:45 PM     (No. 9876738)

I wouldn´t have been as polite.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimS, 6/7/2014 6:07:26 PM     (No. 9876766)

I certainly would have told Obama to Kiss My Posterior--but not as politely as that,

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 6/7/2014 6:14:07 PM     (No. 9876775)

A man with integrity and love of country. I salute him. Ovomit just wanted some veterans for another photo op. This from the man who closed the WWII Memorial so the vets couldn´t go there. Disgusting.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scribelus, 6/7/2014 6:27:02 PM     (No. 9876784)

Honor abides in the Ciampa household!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Calico Al, 6/7/2014 6:34:23 PM     (No. 9876791)

I would have told the WH I wouldn´t want to dishonor those who died trying to find the deserter.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 6/7/2014 7:31:14 PM     (No. 9876818)

When this wonderful generation is gone, will class and integrity die with it? Sadly, I think so....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/7/2014 7:44:50 PM     (No. 9876827)

George Ciampa cannot be bought.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 6/7/2014 8:16:17 PM     (No. 9876847)

And the liberals, after much soul searching, will come to the only conclusion they ever come up with for Mr. Ciampa´s actions and that is that he is a racist.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/7/2014 9:22:57 PM     (No. 9876886)

George is a hero twice.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Shells, 6/7/2014 10:59:03 PM     (No. 9876993)

If I could hug George, I would.

And I would be weeping.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: hpmatt, 6/7/2014 11:10:11 PM     (No. 9876999)

I guess 2 paragraphs from Fund qualifies ascacstory w National Review. Don´t know how much he gets paid but A High Schooler could do better than this

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Reply 12 - Posted by: PAdiva, 6/7/2014 11:29:30 PM     (No. 9877018)

Virtual hug to Mr. Ciampa!!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: slipstik, 6/7/2014 11:36:16 PM     (No. 9877023)

Guess which octogenarian is about to be audited by the IRS and the Social Security Administration?????

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/8/2014 5:23:34 AM     (No. 9877092)

The IRS and the SSA is the least of this vet´s worries. His name is probably already listed on Barry´s terrorist list and subject to a drone take out.

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