[Ads-l] soldier

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 8 02:28:19 UTC 2019

> _led_ the aircraft carrier

_commanded_ the aircraft carrier, dammit!

Bring back the draft!

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 7:01 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> In other words, 'any member of a military or naval force.'
> I thought I'd posted one of these a few years ago, but maybe not. I might
> have chosen to ignore it. This one's  brand new:
> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6924650/reviews?sort=userRating&dir=asc&ratingFilter=0
> Along the way, we meet other famous American soldiers: Admiral Chester
> Nimitz (Woody Harrelson) Commander in Chief of the US Pacific Fleet; Vice
> Admiral William "Bull" Halsey (Dennis Quaid) who led the aircraft carrier
> USS Enterprise; Rear Admiral Raymond Spruance (Jake Weber) who took over
> the Enterprise for the Battle of Midway [etc.].
> JL
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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