11th Airborne Paratrooper – Melvin Garten

GP Cox posted this story about a true hero, Melvin Garten. Another of the many important stories he posts.

Pacific Paratrooper

Col. Melvin Garten

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Media’s self-importance never dies

An Associated Press photographer died. He was the fellow who took the picture of a fully armed paramilitary immigration enforcement officer taking a screaming child of six by force who was hiding with an adult in a closet, as the Clinton administration had no compunction about separating a Legal Immigrant from his family on American soil.

The Associated Press ran a 749-word obituary on the photographer, Alan Diaz. It was an interesting story — AP hired him after he took the SWAT team-crying kid photo.

But the story was a bit much, and a reminder of the media’s overblown sense of importance. The word iconic appeared four times.

Which brings me to a story I read about Melvin Garten, a real hero. His death brought no AP obituary because he never got a byline:

Toby Harnden, the Times of London…

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  3 comments for “11th Airborne Paratrooper – Melvin Garten

  1. November 26, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Thank you very much for helping me to share this history!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 7, 2019 at 5:12 pm

      GP, thank you for bringing this history (and all the other pieces of history you write) to us. These stories are important.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. stopociechblog
    November 27, 2018 at 5:45 am

    It’s sad. Boundaries. The land is divided. Ruthless people. Insensible.


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