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I think I made a Mustang, but I won't swear to it. I had half-a-dozen planes hanging by threads from the ceiling of my bedroom when I was about 13. A few years later they were down, on shelves above the desk instead. Never got much into cars or ships.

minstrel hussain boy

i wanted to build model airplanes but i kept getting distracted by the glue.

thing was, i've talked with and known many ww2 vets, and goddammit, it was a hokey time. they said hokey stuff to each other all the time, they did hokey stuff on their time off. they had a visible, well-defined enemy that was actually comprised of some of the biggest sons of bitches that ever walked the earth. they had a job to do, and something to fucking prove.

yeah, the movie could have been better, but, it was good enough to please me.

"we were just a bunch of people,
doin' the best they could.

just a bunch of people, doin' the best they could.

you know, i think we did it
pretty up and walkin' good."

(john stewart "mother country")


It occurs to me that nobody's made a movie yet* of the exploits of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a bunch of Nisei Japanese-Americans, many of whose families had been/were still interned.

The unit became the most highly–decorated regiment in the history of the United States Armed Forces, including 21 Medal of Honor recipients. The motto of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was “Go for Broke.”
One of its members was Senator Dan Inouye, now the longest-serving member of the Senate.

*I take that back. One was made in 1951.

Lance Mannion

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