Slightly off topic, my (Cornish) aunt married a USN SeaBee who was in Cornwall for D-Day. After D-Day he went to the Pacific & then my aunt & my cousin went to live in the US. At a reunion in Cornwall this summer I discovered that they are both buried in Arlington Cemetery - Petty Officer (CM1) Domenic Joseph Pulice USN, 1918 - 2000.As well you should be.
We can be utter pricks sometimesThere was a campaign after 9/11 to get him a posthumous decoration to recognise his bravery. I wrote to Andrew George, then the MP for Hayle, who was backing it. His reply to me was that it had been refused on the grounds that Rescorla had become a US citizen & that not enough of those saved were British to outweigh the citizenship issue.
There were some posthumous honors including:We can be utter pricks sometimes
Thanks JJH, looks like his adopted land did him proud.There were some posthumous honors including:
Rescorla was honored with the White Cross of Cornwall/An Grows Wyn a Gernow award from his native Cornwall in 2003 by the Revived Cornish Stannary Parliament.
In 2009, Fort Benning, Georgia, unveiled a statue of Rescorla.
Kernow bys vyken / Cornwall for ever.Worth reading:
Already a legend for his behavior in combat at Ia Drang, Rick Rescorla went on to save countless lives when the Twin Towers were attackedwww.historynet.com
Certainly, i got called up for the French Army whilst serving in the British one. Didn't have to go though the Colonel was having none of it.South Africa changed the law in 1984 so that all young male immigrants who had permanent residence were automatically made SA citizens, thus eligible for two years of National Service, plus camps afterwards. Same as home-grown Saffers.
So a fair few lads donned the brown suit.
Edit: Passport states re Dual nationals that British nationals are not exempt from national service in the 'other' country they are nationals of.
2 years for women and 3 for men (in 89)I thought it used to be compulsory for Jewish and Druze citizens. But Israeli Arabs and Christians could volunteer?
The "pay" was so negligible it can hardly be described a pay or wages - pocket or cigarette money would be more accurate.2 years for women and 3 for men (in 89)
I half heartly attempted to join in 89
Recruit center was in Jaffa, at the time
The contraint to join was excessive
Convert to Judiasim
Chaperon for any jewish girl freind
Had one, Smaty (sp)
She worked in security too
The pish poor wage, per month
Couple of hundred shiekles, at the time
Did the interviews and chit
Shot my crow and went back to the Legion
Polaks, before they joined the European Community, were not allowed to join a foreign army
Think, it was true for the Dutch too
They could loose their nationality)
E.C. accords etc put an end to that
Think, it was the Treaty of Nice. ..but i might be wrong
FM... I googled his name... and several articles popped up the New Yorker one was the most interesting... he was a man of many talents... author, screen writer, lecturer, security/int consultant... one heck of a brave soldier... and a MAN well worth knowing by all accounts.Any chance of a link Busterdog?
Not Values & Standards baseline testing?I was at a conference at HQ ARRC back when it was still in Germany and we got chatting to a German Army major. One of my colleagues complemented him on his accent-less English and asked if he had been to the UK often. The reply was only once, but it was for six years and he had been to school there. I'd been wondering why he looked familiar and it was at this point that I realised that the last time we had met was when he was a couple of years senior to me in the CCF. Apparently he'd had option on leaving school of joining either the Brit or German Armies and chose the latter (between you and me I suspect he failed RCB).