UW Rejects Memorial for Pappy Boyington.

Posted: February 14, 2006 in Society

This shouldn’t surprise anyone; the modern day American University is a font of prejudice and ignorant bigotry. It is pathetic how little value a Liberal Arts education has these days.

Sister Toldjah writes: 

The University of Washington’s student senate has rejected a memorial for Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Gregory “Pappy” Boyington. Why? WND has the details:

The University of Washington’s student senate rejected a memorial for alumnus Gregory “Pappy” Boyington of “Black Sheep Squadron” fame amid concerns a military hero who shot down enemy planes was not the right kind of person to represent the school.

Student senator Jill Edwards, according to minutes of the student government’s meeting last week, 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, another senator, argued “many monuments at UW already commemorate rich white men.”

Senate member Karl Smith amended the resolution to eliminate a clause that said Boyington “was credited with destroying 26 enemy aircraft, tying the record for most aircraft destroyed by a pilot in American Uniform,” for which he was awarded the Navy Cross.

Smith, according to the minutes, said “the resolution should commend Colonel Boyington’s service, not his killing of others.”

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