From: James Renwick Manship <George@WashingtonLIVES.us>Date: October 11, 2006 11:35:21 AM EDTTo: RADM Paul Tobin <email@example.com>Subject: Fwd: Congressional Medal of Honor to Paul Tobin, lessons for today's Navy from History // Navy Birthday Present??Dear Admiral Tobin,As I reviewed by just transmitted email, I see I failed to mention the historical research foremost in the debunking of the myth of the Fake Snake Flag, written by Peter Ansoff, that was published in 2004 in Raven, the journal of the "flag experts".Then again there is the book published in 1995 by the U. S. Naval Institute, as mentioned below:Point Paper on Why Yes to Liberty Tree Navy Flag, Why NO to Snake flag31 Dec 2005Discussion: The United States Naval Institute Press in 1995 published a book written by Chester G. Hearn titled George Washington’s Schooners (LoC#E271.H43 1995). On page 5, quoted are the orders of the Continental Congress to George Washington...Back in the Bicentennial days, the well meaning but sadly misinformed crew of officers led by CAPT Brayton Harris with CDR Eric Berryman, did not have the benefit of the 1976 Fowler book, the 1995 Hearn book, or the 2004 Ansoff article.So, sir, "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country..."For America's future (building up on our past),James Renwick Manship, Sr.Director, FirstNavyFlag.USLCDR, USNRBegin forwarded message:From: James Renwick Manship <George@WashingtonLIVES.us>Date: October 11, 2006 11:22:47 AM EDTTo: "Tobin, Paul E RADM USN((Ret)) Naval Historical Center, Director" <firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: Re: Congressional Medal of Honor to Paul Tobin, lessons for today's Navy from History // Navy Birthday Present??Dear Admiral Tobin,Thank you for your reply.I am glad to see we are in agreement, to a substantial degree.My position is that as officers commissioned by Congress, we are leaders of the Navy, not followers of whim or whimsy, and as leaders we have a duty to do what is right, not that which is popular, however popular the current Navy Jack flag may be, it is flying due to historical lack of awareness of the truth.So the logical corollary is that how ever popular the Fake Snake Navy Jack Flag may be, it is our duty to remove it if it is false, which is amply demonstrated it is "fake" by historical research by men such as Fowler in 1976, Clark in 1960, and RADM Preble in 1880.I would with pleasure join with you and Ambassador Middendorf to write a letter to the Secretary of the Navy asking for a return to the Union Jack.I would prefer to compose the letter to suggest to Secretary Winter to pose the option of selecting the Tree of Liberty Navy Flag, or return to the Union Jack.Might we agree to compose this letter right away, before this years Navy Birthday, so to be a birthday gift of Truth to our beloved best Navy in the world?On Oct 11, 2006, at 10:34 AM, Tobin, Paul E RADM USN((Ret)) Naval Historical Center, Director wrote:James, Good research on your part. Alas, he is no relation but mustsurely be the most famous Navy Paul Tobin.As I've always said, your research on the Flag is accurate. My view isthat the Navy likes the current flag and would not entertain a move tochange it at this time. I'd eventually like to see us go back to theUnion Jack.Best, Paul Tobin-----Original Message-----From: James Renwick Manship [mailto:George@WashingtonLIVES.us]Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 8:07To: Tobin, Paul E RADM USN(Ret) Naval Historical Center, DirectorSubject: Congressional Medal of Honor to Paul Tobin, lessons for today'sNavy from HistoryDear Admiral Tobin,The attached Navy letter with imbedded images of the 1872 CongressionalMedal of Honor to Paul Tobin, and a description of a book by yourpredecessor, RADM Preble.I will be interested to see your response.V/R, James Renwick Manship, (once upon a time, seemingly long, long ago,LCDR, USNR -- keep smiling!)
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Fwd: Congressional Medal of Honor to Paul Tobin, lessons for today's Navy from History // Navy Birthday Present??
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