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name:
Paul Harvey
rank:
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
date-of-birth:
September 4, 1918
home state:
Oklahoma
missed opportunity:
World War Two
excuse:
None - see below
preferred activity:
Preening
occupation:
Radio-based status quo reinforcement
 
Paul had a real close call during World War Two — he almost had to serve. Three months in he was "thrown out of the Army [with] an honorable medical discharge," he told People magazine." His critics claim he was given a psychiatric discharge for deliberately wounding himself in the heel," People added. Paul was an ardent hawk until his son Paul Jr. became a Conscientious Objector when he became eligible for the draft — at which point Paul Sr, suddenly began opposing the war.