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Send Hippies To Vietnam: Rickenbacker
Send Hippies To Vietnam: Rickenbacker
Published by Scott
28 August 2008
Send Hippies To Vietnam: Rickenbacker

Send Hippies To Vietnam: Rickenbacker

   TORONTO (CP) Aviation pioneer Eddie Rickenbacker says hippies should be worked over with horse brushes and sent to the Vietnam front lines.
   "They should have their hair clipped and then we'd curry them with a horse brush," Capt. Rickenbacker said in an interview.
   The First World War flying ace said unwashed hippies should not be allowed to loll around protesting the war while the "cream of the crop" is dying on the battlefield.
   Capt. Rickenbacker, credited with shooting down 26 German planes, is here to promote his autobiography.
   "Americans must face the fact that there is nothing to negotiate in Vietnam. One side must have a complete victory or the U.S. will face the same situation in Vietnam as it had in Korea."
   Capt. Rickenbacker said if former president Harry Truman had let General Douglas McArthur win the war in Korea, there would be no Vietnam, Berlin or Cuba confrontation.

Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg, Ontario) - Tuesday, December 19, 1967

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