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Ed Tipshus
07-14-2020
08:57 PM ET (US)

appropiate ?
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Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
07-14-2020
12:05 PM ET (US)
I spent the morning going through the class data base. I'm sure that I have not received death notices from all of our deceased classmates but I carry 177 non grads alive(no death info) and 295 graduates as alive (no death info).

I'm sure the non grad data is not as good as data on graduates.
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Jay R Smith Jr
07-14-2020
10:28 AM ET (US)
Just change the name to Sniksder. That should satisfy everyone. I remember a friend in the 22nd Co we renamed Luap Gnuoy. On Monday, July 13, 2020, 09:54:14 PM MDT, QuickTopic daily digest <qtopic-50-fwcx9rsydfqus@quicktopic.com> wrote:
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Lach Macleay 5
07-14-2020
10:21 AM ET (US)
We have a son and family who live in Plantation Florida. "Slave"overtones? Guess they might rename it Stalag. And the beat goes on!
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John Wells (23)
07-14-2020
08:02 AM ET (US)
Redskins owner Snyder and everyone else doesn’t get it. The name change isn’t about the name Redskins being offensive to Native Americans (aka Indians). It’s about power. The BLM mob (communist atheists, actually) and the progressive corporate owners who’ve caved to them are flexing their muscles. They’re after us God-fearing people who put our trust in the Constitution with its Bill of Rights. This is what these “cancel culture” heathens really want to abolish. Revolutions to give “power to the people,” always end up with totalitarian regimes. Sad to say, “Before the dust settles, the United States will have undergone Civil War II.” We have to get it throudh our heads, our nation as we have known, loved, and defended it is in the midst of change. God bless us. We sorely need it.
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Les Ostrom - 19
07-14-2020
02:50 AM ET (US)
And now some activists want to remove “Plantation” from cities and other locations bearing this as part of their name - because it is racist since it conjures up reminders of the use of slaves on “plantations?!?! Political correctness has truly gone too far!!!
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Lach Macleay 5
07-13-2020
08:25 PM ET (US)
My guess for the new "skins' is Warriors, one they get through negotiations with the Golden State Warriors.
A lot of tongue in cheek ones... but what about the Chiefs, Indians, Seminoles, Apaches (a helicopter), etc. Maybe just use the alphabet (but the A's is already taken). Fun diversion with all the serious stuff to think about.
Once settled we can go about renaming Army Bases, and the beat goes on!
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Dave Kruger 19th Co.
07-13-2020
12:37 PM ET (US)
Why not just name the teams after the city/school they represent. For instance, "Notre Dame Fighting Irish" would become "Notre Dame college" In cities with two teams eg: Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs, they would be "Chicago North" and "Chicago South". In that way no one could be offended by "Redskins", "Indians","Browns", or whatever name pisses you off this week. A statue of the Virgin Mary was just torched yesterday so what's next. When does the KKK don its bed sheets and knock down the MLK,Jr statues street signs? "Political correctness" be damned!!! Times are when I wish I'd slipped my M2 carbine with folding stock and a dozen 20 round bananas into my foot locker when I left Saigon in "66.
5553
Oliver Shearer
07-13-2020
10:54 AM ET (US)
New name for the Redskins -- the "SKUNKS" -- after DC's mayor.
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edc tipshus
07-12-2020
10:59 PM ET (US)
DAVe Gaskill Pleases send me an email ed@tipshus.com I wish to chat with you about your father. WE were in the same 1st BN at USNA and knew him well.
Edited 07-12-2020 11:02 PM
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Ed Tipshus
07-12-2020
06:15 PM ET (US)
I was brought up in the Chicago area 1929-1947,
I recall that most gun fire was between rival gangs
(italian - Irish - mixed ) and White police catching a
white felon holed up someplace. An exception was the
St Valentines Day Massacre (white on white ?) and displayed the effectivenes of the White FBI nailing White John Dillengerr outside the Biograph Theater downtown. Now it seems there are just numbers counted and not any reason
Why and Who is shooting Who and why. In Vietnam you knew the players, I felt safe in
Vietnam as I was properly armed with a M-2 Carbine w/many full banna clips and 2 hand grenaded and occasional a M60 40mm grenade launcher I don't think I would now feel safe in parts of the
Windy City so
armed.
Edited 07-12-2020 06:17 PM
5550
Dave Kruger 19th Co.
07-11-2020
11:16 PM ET (US)
BLM as in Black Lives Matter, in my humble opinion, only refers to blacks being shot, mauled, arrested, spoken to harshly, etc., by white policemen. It does not refer to blacks against blacks, as in Chicago for a prime example where shooting can number over 100 per weekend. Mayhaps all should closely examine just what is being meant by the BLM movement and what is the movement doing to reduce the wanton killing of children on the streets of the Windy City and other metropolitan areas. Maybe then I'll listen to them.
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les Ostrom - 19
07-11-2020
12:55 PM ET (US)
At least the idiocy created by the Washington Redskin renaming game provides a few laugh lines - such as the following sent to me by a friend:

"This is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins

Dear Mr. Page: I agree with our Native American population. I am highly jilted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.

Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.

The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60's alive. Gone. It's offensive to us white folk.

The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men's lives.
I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.

Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!

Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children.

The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children. The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our
children.

The Milwaukee Brewers. Well that goes without saying. Wrong message to our children.

So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the do-nothing Congress loves.

As a die-hard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the State women's athletic teams to something other than "the Beavers (especially when they play Southern California. Do we really want the Trojans sticking it to the Beavers???

I always love your articles and I generally agree with them. As for the Redskins name I would suggest they change the name to the "Foreskins" to better represent their community, paying tribute to the dick heads in Washington DC."
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John Wells (23)
07-11-2020
07:43 AM ET (US)
Damn! I thought it was Black Loves Matter, which meant don't get married. Oh, woe is me.
5547
Mike Myers, 9th
07-11-2020
12:36 AM ET (US)
Good one, Ollie! My two cats have objectfully taken care of all mice that have porously invaded. My meaning for BLM is Better Lives Matter.
5546
Oliver Shearer
07-10-2020
08:53 PM ET (US)
NO! BLM means "Busy Little Mouse.
5545
Les Ostrom - 19
07-10-2020
06:46 AM ET (US)
BLM means Black Live Matter? When I worked at Washington Public Power Sustem years ago, we used to deal with a state agency called Bureau of Land Management - or more commonly referred to as “BLM”. Checking the internet, that method of reference is still common. I imagine they get “just a little bit of pushback” from that reference!
5544
David Gaskill
07-08-2020
09:43 PM ET (US)
Richard Gaskills obituary and tribute movie can be seen at this link:
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries...ard-gaskill-9247446
5543
David Gaskill
07-08-2020
09:36 PM ET (US)
Richard “Dick” Tillman Gaskill died on 2 July 2020 in his home in Pensacola, Florida. Richard epitomized the “Greatest Generation” ethos of God, Country, Family.

Richard was born in Dallas, Texas, on 18 March 1932, to Grace Gaskill (Tillman) and Oscar Alexander Gaskill. To avoid the polio epidemic and for better schools, his mother moved the family to Marshall, Texas, where Richard excelled at academics and tennis, and earned the Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts. When he was 12 years old, to help his family financially he delivered newspapers on his bicycle before school and delivered Western Union telegrams after school. From his first paycheck until the day she died, Richard sent his mother part of every paycheck he received.

After graduating from Marshall High School in 1948, Richard won a scholarship to Texas A&M University and studied Electrical Engineering before entering the US Naval Academy (Class of 1954). After graduating near the top of his class and as company commander, Richard began training in jet aircraft. At this time he attended a Louisiana State University football game dance where he met the love of his life Diane Annette Chachere. After the dance, Diane told her father she had met the man she was going to marry. They were married on 11 June 1955 and remained together for 64 years until Diane’s death in 2019.

From 1958 to 1963, Richard served as an attack pilot with VA-15 and VA-12, and as a flight instructor at NAS Cecil Field, Florida. A skilled tennis player, he won the 1962 All-Navy Tennis Singles Championship. In 1965, he earned a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of California.

In 1967, Richard reported to VA-22 at NAS Lemoore. He was VA-22 Operations Officer, Executive Officer and then Commanding Officer. He deployed to Vietnam several times and flew over 200 combat missions. A natural leader, he cared for his men and always led from the front.

Richard was selected by Adm. Rickover for the Navy nuclear power program and after successfully completing it reported to USS Enterprise (CVN-65) as Executive Officer.

In 1974, Richard reported to the USS Concord (AFS-5) as Commanding Officer and under his command Concord won the Battle Efficiency “E”, Engineering “E”, and Ney Award. In 1976, Captain Gaskill assumed command of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68).

After leaving the Nimitz, Richard was the first of his class to be promoted to Rear Admiral. Admiral Gaskill served in the Pentagon as Director, Military Political Policy (OP-61), before retiring in 1981 as a Rear Admiral.

After retiring from the Navy, Richard and Diane settled in Pensacola, Florida, and traveled the world extensively visiting every continent except the Antarctic. He loved being with his grandchildren, teaching them to ride bicycles, play tennis, and to throw a football and baseball. He frequently included them on trips to Africa, Europe, and around the United States.

When not traveling, Richard taught at the US Naval War College, was Vice President of a regional bank, and earned an MBA.

He and Diane were active Christians and were 2 of the founders of Perdido Bay United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Florida. They were also very active in Pensacola First United Methodist Church and Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church.

Richard is survived by his sister Betty Brown of Dayton, Texas, daughter Debra, son Dodge, son David and his wife Donna, grandson Richard, granddaughters Katherine and Mary, and great grandchildren Lilli, Aunaleah, and Elias.

Richard will be buried on 10 July next to his beloved wife Diane in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas. Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Dayton Baptist Church.
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Ed Tipshus
07-08-2020
05:19 PM ET (US)
Charlie I don't think the "Buckeye' nor Ohio Stste U football fans would go for it. all I have done here is hunker down NW outside the beltwa simce '72 . never had any slaves experienc outside the time
i was in Boot Camp and Plebe Year. i was a very reluctant Plebe)
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Charlie Shelton
07-08-2020
12:59 PM ET (US)
Ed,
I just read an article about the controversy over slavery and Columbus back in 1492 and why some want any mention of his name removed. Sounds crazy but seems like a lot going on now is in fact "loco". Maybe your town should be renamed Tipshusville. That would probably be a new one there in the Buckeye state for sure!
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John Wells (23)
07-08-2020
04:57 AM ET (US)
Ed. spudnuts are potato doughnuts.
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Ed Tipshus
07-06-2020
05:17 PM ET (US)
Jay
i have no idea what is a spudnut.
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Ed Tipshus
07-06-2020
04:59 PM ET (US)
Nice to see Dick Gaskill will be joining his OAO Diane in TX RIP ole 1st Batt tennis player, and proud scholar-athlete.
Edited 07-06-2020 05:00 PM
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Bill Crawford, (14)
07-06-2020
01:08 PM ET (US)
Last evening, my grandson Jay was telling me that he and his high school teammates are running seven miles every day during the Summer, practicing for their Fall Cross Country Team competition. Wow!
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