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It doesn't surprise me Greg Stumbo wants to put a statue of Muhammad Ali in the Capitol Building, like Ali, Stumbo dodged the draft and Vietnam War too. He was born August 14, 1951 and turned 18 in 1969, the war was still raging. Mr. Ali did more than dodge the draft, he gave aid and comfort to the enemy that was killing United States military personnel. At most, Mr. Ali would have been in Special Services and could have been invaluable to promote racial harmony amongst the troops serving in Vietnam. Mr. Ali stated he was a conscientious objector, he could have been classified 1-0-S, conscientious objector status and exempt to combatant and non-combatant training on religious grounds but still required to serve in alternative service not in the Armed Forces. The fact being, Mr. Ali thought he owed nothing to this country and used the Vietnam War as an excuse and was really protesting the draft and the very idea, he might have to serve. I haven't seen him protesting the conflicts and wars since Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq still going on right now. I certainly am in favor of a prominent African American born in Kentucky having a statue in the Capitol Building, many more deserving that Mr. Ali. Mr. Garrett Morgan, inventor and entrepreneur born in Paris, Kentucky invented the respiratory protective hood, precursor to the gas mask and saved lives in a tunnel explosion in 1916. Mr. Morgan also invented the traffic light, two devices that have save millions of lives. Another great African American much more deserving than Mr. Ali is Carl Brashear, born in Tonieville, KY and the first African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver in 1970. Even the amputation of one of his legs, during a recovery mission searching for a nuclear bomb aboard a B52 that crashed, didn’t stop him from again being the first amputee to become a certified Navy Master Diver The movie, MEN OF HONOR is the life story of this patriotic African American, who even though experienced the same discrimination like Mr. Ali, still served his country and set an example for all Americans. Mr. Ali doesn't deserve to be honored in Frankfort and when Mr. Stumbo brings the subject up again, maybe he should take a trip to the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial and while looking at those 1,103 names reflect how they and their families might feel about honoring Mr. Ali.