11th Airborne Paratrooper – Melvin Garten

A great tribute to a great war hero!

Pacific Paratrooper

Col. Melvin Garten

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Media’s self-importance never dies

An Associated Press photographer died. He was the fellow who took the picture of a fully armed paramilitary immigration enforcement officer taking a screaming child of six by force who was hiding with an adult in a closet, as the Clinton administration had no compunction about separating a Legal Immigrant from his family on American soil.

The Associated Press ran a 749-word obituary on the photographer, Alan Diaz. It was an interesting story — AP hired him after he took the SWAT team-crying kid photo.

But the story was a bit much, and a reminder of the media’s overblown sense of importance. The word iconic appeared four times.

Which brings me to a story I read about Melvin Garten, a real hero. His death brought no AP obituary because he never got a byline:

Toby Harnden, the Times of London…

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2 thoughts on “11th Airborne Paratrooper – Melvin Garten

  1. Glad to spread the story about a great man who did so much for our country. Los Banos was an unbelievable rescue mission during the Pacific War. Thanks to him, your father and the rest of the 11th A/B Division for a job well done.

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