Unworthy Heirs

Last week the University of Washington’s student senate voted down a memorial for alumnus Gregory “Pappy” Boyington of “Black Sheep Squadron.” The student reps questioned whether Boyington, who shot down a record number of Japanese fighters during World War II and was held for 20 months in a Japanese prison camp, was the kind of person the university wanted to produce.

Boyington earned the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. The spoiled brats of UW and their ilk have earned nothing except the opprobrium they so richly deserve. They are unworthy heirs of the freedom that Boyington and other members of “the Greatest Generation” bestowed on them.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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