An Inclusive Litany

2/11/02

Retired Marine Corps general Joseph J. Foss, 86, was delayed for three quarters of an hour at the Phoenix International Airport while security officials evaluated a potentially dangerous item in his possession: a Congressional Medal of Honor, one he received from President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943 for exceptional valor in the Pacific. General Foss was carrying the medal because he had recently spoken to a group of West Point cadets, whom he had shown the medal in order to make a point.

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