In the White House, he fought—and defeated—his most determined military foes, just across the Potomac: the members of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.“Here was a president who had no military experience at all, sort of a patrol-boat skipper in World War II,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer later said of Kennedy.
But less recognized is how much both of these agreements rested on Kennedy’s ability to rein in and sidestep his own military chiefs.
I’ve had quite a few people coming here searching for Blake Shelton’s father’s obituary the last two days so I went searching and found it.
It’s not really news, but I know a lot of fans are interested and since I consider an obituary a tribute to someone who was tremendously loved, it seems fitting to post it.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Unity Medical Center, in memory of Dick Shelton, 1102 W. Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to
He was preceded in death by a son, Richie Shelton, a brother, Ronald Hardacre, and his parents.