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Carl V. "Sam" Lamb and I served side-by-side as ri...


Carl V. "Sam" Lamb and I served side-by-side as rifle-squad leaders; Fox Company, 'Chesty' Puller's 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. He wrote a book about our experiences in the Korean conflict, 1950-1951. He included my remarks about an incident in which one of our people threatened to punch-out a fellow squad-leader-guideon who had black skin. The page follows: + + + THE LAST PARADE by Carl V. "Sam" Lamb Page 296 (ref: 1951) James Fletcher Baxter "Sam" and I had a lot in common. We both resisted evil. After Igot out of the hospital, Big Jim Causey told of driving alongin his police cruiser and hitting a black man in his head with his pistol. He thought it was funny how the guy sprawledinto the street. When he made this comment we were in a card game. I didn't say anything, but then he said he was going tokick the ____ out of Joe Goggins and I had heard enough. I said, "If you're going to try that, you'll have to go through me to get to him. I'm willing to give my life for a countrythat values each individual. If that isn't true, I don't want to fight for that country - but, it is true, so I'm not going to let you rob me of the very good reason I may lose my life tomorrow or next week. If you attack him, you attack me. I may lose, but I guarantee I will make it very expensive for you to get to him. Let me know what you decide." He got up from our card game and said, "I'll have to think about it." I said, "Let me know. I'll be here." He came back a little later and said, "You're right. I was wrong." I thanked him for his manliness. Joe Goggins came to me later and thanked me. He had wet eyes. + + + 5/10/07 JFBShortly after the above event, Jim Causey was called home for family member medical problems. On his way back to the States, he passed through a Naval medical facility. While there, he ran into my brother, Sgt. Howard "Barney" Baxter, 5th Marines, who had just been sent stateside for his Chosen Reservoir frost-bitten feet. Causey told my brother what had happened and said "how much it had changed his life." He said Joe and I had forgiven him and he would "never go back to the old collective point of view." He was really joyful because he was honestly able to forgive himself! He became a more manly man - a good Marine - with honor. I'm pleased the Rutgers women accepted Imus' apology. They, andothers, need to forgive. We all need to grow. Good examples arealways in short supply. God bless my Country and its Individuals. vincit veritasJim BaxterSgt. USMCWWII and Korean War5th Grade Teacher - 30 wonderful years! '57- '87semper fidelis ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ INDIVIDUAL VALUE - Gift of Y'shua JESUSby James Fletcher Baxter The Old World method of measuring human value was, and still is, by the group. Whether tribe, clan, city-state, color, ethnic, or gender, the Old World, ancient and modern, measures by the pluralunit. Individuals had and have no value of them-selves but only as they were and are part of a collective. When Y'shua Jesus died on the cross, the veil of the Temple at the Holy of Holies parted from the top down. The individual believer in the congrega-tion had, for the first time, a face-to-face, one-on-one relation with his Creator. The Creator, Himself, had validated each individual for the first time.Thus, the Individual became the corner-stone for later human value measuring systems: socio-political, philosophical, religious, educa-tional, economic, etc., henceforth and forever. Western Civilization, America, English Law, civil Rights, the 'democratic' process, etc., all sprang from that single event. (Greco-Roman 'democracies' were 95% slave throughout their entire histories.) Biblical principles are still today the foundation under Western Civilization and the American way of life. Many social systems attempt to borrow ideas of "democracy" without the basic premise in The Indi-vidual. Suc[...]