Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Demonstrations.

This is coolbert:

WE NEARLY LOST THE PRESIDENT THAT DAY. PRESIDENT OF THE USA. Commander-in-Chief [CiC] of the armed forces.

Demonstrations of naval firepower for the CiC of the American military gone awry. The President nearly being killed. TWICE!

1. "Tyler narrowly escapes death on the USS Princeton".

"Naval gun of prodigious power but not fully tested exploding during a demonstration for President Tyler of the USA. Tyler surviving almost as a miracle. Persons on-deck at the time many killed and wounded."

Read the whole thing.

2. "THE IOWA INCIDENT, 14 NOVEMBER 1943"

"USS Iowa battleship fired on by friendly escorting vessel. Naval weapons live fire demonstration for President Franklin Roosevelt."

Live torpedo armed and directed at the USS Iowa. Iowa able to take evasive action, President Roosevelt unscathed.

SUCH WAS THE FEAR THAT THIS WAS AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT!

Read the whole thing.

Item # 1 I was well aware of. Item # 2 not so. Close call in either case. Weapons of whatever nature loaded or otherwise normally not allowed in the vicinity the President. [exception of course in the instance of the Secret Service protective detail]

coolbert.



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