Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 20 20:39:21 UTC 2010

I should have been more clear--Reagan had claimed on several occasions
that he had been assigned to film Nazi death camps. As you point out, he
never left the country during his service. It is this part that I was
referring to as "nonexistent". But, yes, he was technically "in the
service", making training films.

I stand corrected.


On 5/20/2010 4:22 PM, Dave Wilton wrote:
>> In Reagan's case, it was non-existent.
> Not true. Reagan joined the Army reserves in 1937 as a private and was
> ordered to active duty in April 1942. He was discharged in December 1945
> with the rank of captain, after having spent most of the war in military
> service. He was, however, restricted to service in the States due to his
> poor vision. The majority of his service was spent making training films,
> which was actually a very astute use of his talents by the Army. I'm not
> aware that Reagan ever distorted his military service to claim that he did
> anything other than make films for the Army.

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