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Interesting Cheney quote in obit of WWI vet

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BYH, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Howard Ramsey, a 108-year-old World War I veteran, died last week in Oregon. Included in his obit is an interesting quote from Dick Cheney, who referenced Mr. Ramsey in a 2005 speech.

    "I recently read the story of a gentleman from Oregon named Howard Ramsey, who when he tried to get into the Army as a youth was rejected for being underweight," Cheney said.

    "But he wasn't the kind of kid who gave up easily. Instead he went out and stuffed himself with water and bananas, and then showed up to be weighed again. This time the Army took him, and before long he was in Europe fighting for his country."

    Well, they have something in common. When it came time to serve their country, they both exhausted every option available in order to do what they wanted.

    Just found it...interesting.
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Other priorities, baby!
  3. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Water and bananas? That's the secret to weight gain? All those wasted carbs and protein.
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