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McNerney to present information on military academies

Original post made on Sep 15, 2009

High school students interested in attending a military service academy can attend an information session Thursday night being hosted by U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., 11th).

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Posted by Sgt. York
a resident of Danville
on Sep 16, 2009 at 9:10 am

I want Jerry to explain why he left West Point after two years, then transferred to New Mexico? Usually such a short stint involves expulsion for cheating or failing grades. Jerry does not strike me as a cheater or poor student.
Keep in mind it costs taxpayers about 400k to educate a cadet. Hopefully his reason for leaving has merit and he has done the right thing and reimbursed us for his stay at USMA..
Jerry, please explain in your information session that appointments are an honor and not to be taken lightly.
"A winner never quits and a quitter never wins"

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Posted by Janet-marie Persico
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2009 at 10:43 am

As a constituent of Congressman McNerney, I, too, have been curious as to his mysterious leaving of West Point.

I would also like to know why the Congressman has been avoiding in person town halls in favor of staged conference calls. I was a participant in his first "town hall", after having to fight my way onto the call because the call that came to my house was a recorded message apologizing for missing me - I was home and picked up the phone.

Additionally, those of us who were not part of the sham Q and A session found that after indicating we had a question, we mysteriously couldn't be detected to be on the line when his 13-year old assistant finally got to us. Hmmmmmmmm.

Congressman McNerney, stand up and be a man. Face your constituents openly and start answering some hard questions. We have many.

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Posted by Sgt. York
a resident of Danville
on Sep 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm

This has nothing to do with the five year obligation. He took a spot and squandered an opportunity that another could have had. We would just like to hear from Jerry why he left and the circumstances. The right thing to do would be to pay back for his stay at USMA. No legal obligation of course.
Google Jerry and you will see he had issues with the Army over the Viet Nam war and quit West Point as a protest.
His first year was 1969, so it is not like the war just started and he got religion. Last time I looked, West Point educates and trains brave men and women to fight our wars. "Military Academy" is also a good indication you might be around some people who might be called upon to kill bad guys and blow things up.Then, Jerry might not have read the brochures about the Academy. He does not read legislation he signs, so that might explain things.

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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2009 at 10:15 pm

I am curious... did any of you question why Palin change colleges several times. Talk about quitters... she couldn't even finish her term as Governor of Alaska.

Fair questions you ask of Rep McNerney, but why not take in the larger view. Which is, your real motives behind your comments.

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Posted by Chet
a resident of Danville
on Sep 17, 2009 at 7:47 am

Our Congressman Jerry McNerney attended West Point went on to get a PHD and has become a fantastic Rep for us in District 11.

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Posted by Davide
a resident of Greenbrook Elementary School
on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:07 am

needed here

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