What Qualifies as “Too Little, Too Late?”

The U.S. government denied Eugene Bullard the right to fly for his country during World War One. More than three decades after Bullard’s death, the U.S. government made Bullard an officer of the military when he was posthumously appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant.

By refusing Bullard’s request to fly for America, the government forced him to make other choices. He made the choice to fly for France. Do you think that was a good choice, on Bullard’s part?  Why, or why not?

What was the U.S. government trying to accomplish by making Bullard an officer, via his 2nd Lieutenant appointment, thirty-three years after the pilot’s death?  

Was the government action “too little, too late?”  Why, or why not?

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