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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2007 12:51 pm
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Grumpy Geezer

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I realize you're only playing Devil's Advocate, so I won't be too hard on you ;) Long-time trivia players are well aware of my utter disdain for Sickles. The question is not, and never was, whether Sickle's move was bad or good. That's totally irrelevent to the main question - does a division commander have the right to overrule his commanding officer because he thinks he has a better idea? Of course not. He certainly had a right to resign his position on the spot and turn the division over to his second-in-command, but he didn't.

After the battle, Sickle's should have been court-martialed and drummed out of the army, if not imprisoned. Instead the U.S government gives him a medal I guess some things never change...:P

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