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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:03 PM

4. I think I could live with Hagel as S.O.D.

While serving during the Vietnam War, Hagel received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, two Purple Hearts, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.[citation needed] After returning from Vietnam, he worked as a bartender and radio newscaster while finishing college on VA assistance under the GI Bill. After Reagan's inauguration as President, Hagel was named deputy administrator of the Veterans Administration. In 1982, however, he resigned his post over a disagreement with V.A. Administrator Robert P. Nimmo, who was intent on cutting funding for V.A. programs, and who had referred to veterans groups as "greedy", and to Agent Orange as not much worse than a "little teenage acne".


This guy knows the military and I've seen him throw the R-party under the bus enough, when he thinks they are wrong.
Hagel would be a great choice.

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