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    Dale Rudolph
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    R.I.P. George McGovern

    A good caring man, first person running for president that I voted for.
    Wish there were more people like him today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUDYJO View Post
    A good caring man, first person running for president that I voted for.
    Wish there were more people like him today.
    McGovern was a B25 pilot in WW2 and was on the first mission to bomb Austria. Prior to reaching the target, the senior Austrian officers surrendered to the Allies and the mission was recalled. Unable to land with a bomb load, the pilots had to dump their loads.

    McGovern returned to Austria several decades later to meet the remaining family members of the farm that his bomb load hit.

    He was a complex man from a complex time.
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    Neither the hero or villain his legend would make him out to be. Rather, like so many of his generation a man of belief and conviction that acted on the call to service without being an ideologue or a personal agenda. No matter what you think of his conclusions the nation was well served by men and women on any side of the aisle like him. He was in the Senate when I lived in SD in the late 70s early 80s. My business gave me the chance to work with his staff and him and spend some time with him. My condolences to family and friends.
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    The only thing I know about him is his name being mentioned in a Charlie Daniel's Band song... A bit before my time.
    John.

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    Pretty sure he flew B24s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Pretty sure he flew B24s.

    See The Wild Blue by Stephen Ambrose.
    I could be wrong on the model. I see references to both planes on the web.
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