Today comes news of the death of Ted Sampley, 62, a Vietnam vet and once a Vietnam POW/MIA activist, and most recently a hard-core wingnut. Sampley, it may be remembered, was a leader in the Vietnam Veterans Against Kerry, and was a supporter of the Swift Boaters. In Sampley's hive mind, he had Sen. McSame as a "Manchurian candidate" who had betrayed his fellow POWs and aided the North Vietnamese. His web site had frequent denunciations of "Barack Hussein Obama Jr" (sic) and Obama's father's Muslim heritage. Sampley's latest project was to establish a museum of Confederate history, complete with a replica Confederate warship (didn't know they were famous for their naval prowess). That's just a "sampley-ing."
Sampley's life illustrates the fact that you can serve honorably and still be dishonorable.