advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
Last Active Duty WW2 vet dies
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 07, 2012 04:05AM
Dr. Earl Fox commanded a PT Boat in 1942 and went on to become a flight surgeon and to fly helicopters in the Coast Guard until 1999 -- a span of 56 years. He did take 23 years off following WW2 before reenlisting in the Coast Guard at age 55. Dr. Fox was recognized in a ceremony by then President Clinton upon his retirement in November, 1999.

Dr. Fox was 93


[www.tampabay.com]



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

"WE CALL BS!" -- Emma Gonzalez
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Last Active Duty WW2 vet dies
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 07, 2012 05:06AM
RIP Dr. Fox.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Last Active Duty WW2 vet dies
Posted by: DP
Date: October 07, 2012 07:05AM
Quite a story-exemplary service to the country.
My dad is a WW2 vet-he'll be 96 this December and is still doing very well.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Last Active Duty WW2 vet dies
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: October 07, 2012 09:14AM
RIP Capt. Fox
Semper Paratus patriot smiley



N39° 39.7234', W075° 33.9788'
...word salad is not a disorder, it is a symptom...

“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
-Albert Einstein

Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Last Active Duty WW2 vet dies
Posted by: davester
Date: October 07, 2012 09:38AM
That's a screwed up headline. Where are the copy editors? I took it to mean that he was the last living vet to be on active duty in WWII (which is wrong). There are still plenty of active duty WWII vets alive.

The real story is that Captain Fox actually left the armed forces after WWII but later enlisted in the Coast Guard and then retired in 1999, thus being the WWII vet who most recently participated in active duty. The headline should have read "WWII vet with most recent active duty dies".



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Last Active Duty WW2 vet dies
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 07, 2012 09:46AM
Quote
MrNoBody
RIP Capt. Fox
Semper Paratus patriot smiley

agree smiley


....and thank you for your service and dedication.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Last Active Duty WW2 vet dies
Posted by: samintx
Date: October 07, 2012 09:48AM
To all our service men we salute you and a special RIP to Capt. Fox.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Last Active Duty WW2 vet dies
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: October 08, 2012 05:13PM
Quote
davester
That's a screwed up headline. Where are the copy editors? I took it to mean that he was the last living vet to be on active duty in WWII (which is wrong). There are still plenty of active duty WWII vets alive.

The real story is that Captain Fox actually left the armed forces after WWII but later enlisted in the Coast Guard and then retired in 1999, thus being the WWII vet who most recently participated in active duty. The headline should have read "WWII vet with most recent active duty dies".

Yeah, I was a little confused on how he could be "active duty" but retired in 1999.




Help MacInTouch: Buy from Amazon? use this link [amazon.com]
Mac News & Info: [macintouch.com] [macnn.com] [tuaw.com]
Mac Benchmarks: [barefeats.com]
Used Mac Stuff [FS/T]: LowEndMac Swap List
Mac Software Updates: [macupdate.com]
Fonts: [dafont.com] [fontspace.com]
Online Computer Store With Mac Support: [macsales.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 284
Record Number of Users: 52 on November 20, 2014
Record Number of Guests: 2330 on October 25, 2018