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3,456 pornographic images at Gettysburg?

I know that human flesh and minds are weak, and I am also a first amendment fundamentalist. Even so, my stomach turns at the revelation that the superintendent of the Gettysburg National Military Park was a porn fiend on his official computer. I mean, this is the home of Pickett’s Charge, of Chamberlain and the ...

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I know that human flesh and minds are weak, and I am also a first amendment fundamentalist. Even so, my stomach turns at the revelation that the superintendent of the Gettysburg National Military Park was a porn fiend on his official computer. I mean, this is the home of Pickett's Charge, of Chamberlain and the 20th Maine at Little Round Top, and one of Lincoln's most stirring speeches. It also is where my wife and I had our first great date on a quiet, chilly November day about 30 years ago. We had a lovely picnic at the high water mark of the Confederacy.

I hope he gets re-assigned to Guam or something.

Flickr user: David C. Foster 

I know that human flesh and minds are weak, and I am also a first amendment fundamentalist. Even so, my stomach turns at the revelation that the superintendent of the Gettysburg National Military Park was a porn fiend on his official computer. I mean, this is the home of Pickett’s Charge, of Chamberlain and the 20th Maine at Little Round Top, and one of Lincoln’s most stirring speeches. It also is where my wife and I had our first great date on a quiet, chilly November day about 30 years ago. We had a lovely picnic at the high water mark of the Confederacy.

I hope he gets re-assigned to Guam or something.

Flickr user: David C. Foster 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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