Talk:Robert R. Garwood

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Talk:Bobby Garwood)
Jump to: navigation, search

needs work[edit]

What service was Garwood in?

He returned in 1979 and had his status changed in 1998. Other than that, this article does not account for any chronology. I'd sure like to know when all the events described happened.

172.134.5.158 (talk) 23:02, 31 December 2007 (UTC)RKH

Better Sources & adverbs/adjectives needed[edit]

This section of the paragraph lends itself to be read as a section of a personal opinion work, and thus presents itself as possibly biased set of statements. Actual citations would improve the credibility, otherwise it appears that it should be left out.

"McKenney was a dedicated career Marine officer with a "the tougher-it-gets, it's-just-right-for-me-and-my guys" attitude who believed in the Corps and the leadership above him.[citation needed] When he heard about this "traitor" Garwood, he took personal responsibility for hunting him down and killing him.[citation needed] Garwood, according to official decree, was an enemy collaborator and had to be eliminated. McKenney never questioned the word from the top, and from day one he went after Garwood with a vengeance, but never could find him.[citation needed]"

Specifically; "...a "the tougher-it-gets, it's-just-right-for-me-and-my guys" attitude who believed in the Corps and the leadership above him."

 This appears to read as rhetoric and there is no way to prove thus without a specific citation including a quote from McKenney himself,or an official letter of recommendation/citation including this phrase.

"...he took personal responsibility for hunting him down and killing him."

  This is difficult to prove again without proper citations as noted above.  A more unbiased sounding statement may be; "...he accepted the responsibility..."  but this must also be cited for accuracy.


"Garwood, according to official decree, was an enemy collaborator and had to be eliminated."

  A citation would be needed for the "eliminated" part of this statement, or it must be clarified that this is hearsay without proper evidence.

"McKenney never questioned the word from the top, and from day one he went after Garwood with a vengeance, but never could find him.[citation needed]"

  The phrases "never questioned", "from day one", and "with a vengeance" read as movie quotes or passages from novels and are typically not present in certified works of accurate research as they tend to show emotionally biased thoughts.  If this are found to be quotes from McKenney himself, or superior officers of his, such citations would improve their credibility.
  I believe (and I could easily be wrong here) that McKenney claimed to actually have met him in a hotel room.  Though this would also need to be carefully cited.
  In the source of the paragraph a website was referenced for editors; "http://www.strike-the-root.com/3/renne/renne1.html".  Unfortunately, this is very clearly a biased article and should not be included as accurate referencing because said biased.  I can understand the author wanting to include this type of source, but it only furthers the perception of the reader's that the author may have been misinformed through such sources.  More accurate citation sources would include testimony from McKenney and Garwood themselves, quotes from superior officers, records of trial proceedings or other sources that are not emotionally charged.  —Preceding unsigned comment added by Davefrisch (talkcontribs) 04:30, 27 January 2009 (UTC) 

This paragraph is incredible. I submit that this information is utterly untrue, a complete fabrication: "Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Tom McKenney has stated he had been ordered to lead an assassination mission with orders to kill Garwood for being a traitor. The mission could not find Garwood. McKenney now believes he had been sent to kill the remaining POWs to hide evidence that the United States government had knowingly abandoned many POWs.[6]" —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tonygumbrell (talkcontribs) 04:39, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Run on sentence[edit]

"The real Garwood, whose role Macchio portrayed in the production, was a consultant to the film's producers, according to which Garwood had been ordered to survive by one of his superiors, who was also a captive of the North Vietnamese." The above sentence is gibberish. It needs to be split into two or more sentences to clarify the meaning, that is if the meaning can be clarified. The author of the above may not know what he is trying to say here. We certainly can't make sense of it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tonygumbrell (talkcontribs) 04:47, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Time chunk missing[edit]

According to the text, he was declared missing in 1965, and the next date is the 1981 BBC interview. What happened in between? The lead says he returned to the US in 1979, but how? Why? If anybody has the books, or is familiar with the topic, the article would benefit from having this missing chunk of time filled in. Also, what's doing now? He can't be supporting himself on book and movie deals. - Boneyard90 (talk) 15:38, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Weird wording[edit]

I changed "impersonated" to "played". Would we refer to an actor "impersonating" anyone else? Geo Swan (talk) 05:35, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just added archive links to one external link on Robert R. Garwood. Please take a moment to review my edit. If necessary, add {{cbignore}} after the link to keep me from modifying it. Alternatively, you can add {{nobots|deny=InternetArchiveBot}} to keep me off the page altogether. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true to let others know.

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 09:49, 15 January 2016 (UTC)