Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Teddy Kennedy's Dead. HOO-YAH!
The 101st Airborne Division never much liked Teddy Kennedy after Hamburger Hill, when Kennedy got up in the well of the Senate and gave aid and comfort to the North Vietnamese while the One-Oh-One was still fighting and dying. Even when my son was in OIF 1 with the 101st, the institutional loathing of Kennedy was still fierce. I doubt many 101st veterans will go to Kennedy's funeral, unless it might be to grasp his hand in the open casket and give him a "brown" send-off. (See Geraldo Rivera's exit from the 101st in Iraq.)
But it was my old friend Bob Wright who, as always, put the "Lion of the Senate's" death in perspective:
"I just had the most pleasant thought ...Ted Kennedy in Hell....Mary Jo Kopekne manning the burner controls."