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Re: Sinclair Generals
will you also accept a Captain of Marines as a berserkr? I come from
Caithness and joined the American Marine Corps in 1968 as a private. I spent 21
years in Recon and Force Recon and carried arms and fought on four continents. I
retired from active service in 1989.
Niven Sinclair wrote:
> We are fond of reminding ourselves of the Sinclair Generals who served in the
> Indian wars (Arthur, John and Patrick) but it may be salutary to remind
> that, in World War II, Field Marshalls Montgomery and Alexander both had
> Sinclair blood coursing through their veins and, in Major General David Boyd
> Alexander Sinclair and Major General George Brian 'Gus' Sinclair we had two
> distinguished soldiers of Caithness stock Both were awarded the CB (Companion
> of the Order of the Bath) for services rendered - a rare distinction.
> The martial spirit still runs strong. We are of Viking berserkr stock. That
> which is born in the bone can never be driven out of the blood.
[ Excess quotations omitted. ]
There's nae man sae deif as he tha' winna hear.
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