Meldrim "Mel" Thomson
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
March 8, 1912
World War Two
New Hampshire's quintessential Goofy Governor, Mel once sought to arm the state's National Guard with nuclear weapons. Perhaps he wanted nukes so he could blast the Clamshell Alliance out of the way, and allow his pals at PSNH to build the Seabrook nuclear power plant. You might think that an individual as bellicose as Mel would have naturally gravitated towards the fight against the fascists … but you would be wrong as hell. We've got a free six-month trail subscription to the first person who can tell us how Mel got out of service in WW II. Apparently, being a chickenhawk may have a hereditary basis — two or three of his sons are chickenhawks, too.