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The Chickenhawk Hall of Shame


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name:
William Franklin "Billy" Graham
rank:
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
date-of-birth:
November 7, 1918
home state:
North Carolina
missed opportunity:
World War Two
excuse:
Mumps
preferred activity:
Extolling the virtues of pious obediance to authority
occupation:
Holy man
 
Graham owed his prominence to a whim of William Randolph Hearst, who ordered his newspapers in 1949 to "puff" the preacher. We understand it was a case of mumps that caused him to be "passed over" during the draft for WW II — divine intervention?