Lt. Gen. Harry W. O. Kinnard, Who Said One Word, "Nuts!" Dies at 93

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  1. Gnomey

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    Interesting bit of history. Most of us are very familiar with Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe's response to the German commander, but I didn't remember that it was LTC Kinnard that helped to inspire the reply.

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    Heh....what I've read put the original message down as "Are they effin' nuts?", only to be pared down to "Nuts!" in an effort to be officers and gentlemen. Still...an awesome, balls-out reply in either case!

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    Nuts! RIP
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