Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

As part of operation stolen valor?

Will the pentagon formally rebuke the late Ronald Regan who public claimed to have been part of the forces that liberated Auschwitz even though he spent the entire war in California?


In 1983, and again in 1984, Reagan told prominent Israelis and American Jews — notably Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir of Israel, Simon Wiesenthal, and Rabbi Martin Hier of Los Angeles — of his personal experience vis-à-vis the Holocaust, saying "I was there" and that that he himself had assisted personally at the liberation of Nazi death camps; in fact, he was in a film unit in Hollywood that processed raw footage it received from Europe for newsreels, but Reagan was not in Europe itself during the war.

Update 2:

When it happened it made the news for one day then disappeared from the headlines, wasn't a big story but it happened.

Update 3:

At the time it made the mainstream press (for a day), now on line I can only point you to liberal media sources which Reagan supporters will dismiss out of hand, but a few would be

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    When did he say this?

  • 1 decade ago

    I'd love to read this. Do you have an article or reference to confirm??

  • John C
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    never heard that form him or anyone else

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