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red cross but no christmas

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by jonmagee, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. jonmagee

    jonmagee New Member

    Oct 12, 2002
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    The red cross in uk has banned ref to christmas in case it offends other faiths. Now, what about the cross?

    yours, Jon.
  2. blackbird

    blackbird Administrator

    Feb 21, 2002
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    jonmagee--in the US Marine Corps' trek over the South Pacific in WW2--the corpmen found that the red cross on their helmets made for easy targets for the Japs--the Japs would intentionally target the corpmen wearing those red crosses--which was an international symbol of emergency help--so the Marine corpmen would take the crosses off their clothing---whereas on the European fronts--in just about all cases--the German riflemen and machinegunners (as well as Allied forces)would not "site in" on any corpmen/medic wearing the crosses--and would not set bomb sites on any building/MASH units bearing the cross on the tent tops--to do so would be in direct violation of Geneva Conventions rules of engagement--and would be subject to courtmartial!

    Sad state of affairs this world has gotten into--isn't it!!

    Your friend,