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Monday, August 08, 2005

Not a Bright Idea, Generally Speaking

From The (New Orleans, La.) Times-Picayune:

'General' who led cemetery protest proves bogus

8/8/2005
The Associated Press

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man who donned a Marine general's stars and a uniform full of medals as he led a campaign against a local cemetery's alleged abuse of veterans' gravesite flags turned out not to be a general at all.

William Lawson left the Marines in August 1946 as a private first class after just 19 months of service. He never saw combat in World War II as he had claimed.

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