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    Re: Medal of Honor Nomination for Living Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Duty View Post
    If I was ever put in the same situation, Obama would be the last person I would want to place this medal around my neck.
    If US soldiers are asked to swear an oath of allegiance at enlistment then I strongly suggest you never sign up in case the rest of the population elects any President you would refuse to honour.

    I have no idea whether your soldiers would keep your oaths but I always felt pretty damn serious about mine to the Queen when I signed up. It never made me into a "Royalist" but the oath meant something deep that went beyond any feelings about the Queen or any of her offspring who would inherit my oath if she died.

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    Re: Medal of Honor Nomination for Living Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    If US soldiers are asked to swear an oath of allegiance at enlistment then I strongly suggest you never sign up in case the rest of the population elects any President you would refuse to honour.

    I have no idea whether your soldiers would keep your oaths but I always felt pretty damn serious about mine to the Queen when I signed up. It never made me into a "Royalist" but the oath meant something deep that went beyond any feelings about the Queen or any of her offspring who would inherit my oath if she died.
    Dude I did my 20 plus years in the Army so I believe I know how the enlistment process works.

    I dont believe one person, Queen or not, should be swore a oath to. I swore an oath to the United States of America, not Obama, not the queen nor any other swinging dick. I followed the orders of my Commander in Chief and it should in the hell wasn't Obama. If it was, I would have retired like I did in 2004.

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    Re: Medal of Honor Nomination for Living Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Duty View Post
    If I was ever put in the same situation, Obama would be the last person I would want to place this medal around my neck. My father whom was awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star in Vietnam rather than a man whom thinks America should be ashamed for her greatness.
    Oh, what a crock of ****, seriously.

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    Re: Medal of Honor Nomination for Living Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    One of the things that has always amazed me, is that most of the (few) living recipients of the MoH usually assert that they don't feel they deserve the medal. (It is often awarded posthumously.) The MoH is held in such high respect by the folks of the Armed Forces that living awardees have been known to resist being awarded it.

    Living and still-serving MoH holders are fairly rare. This SSgt will be a walking legend.
    I caught part of an interview with him on TV. They woman asked him 'What kind of soldier are you?' He replied, 'I'm ok. Average. Nothing special', or words to that effect.

    I pulled my 10 year old away from his Nintendo DS for a few minutes to watch and discuss this hero.

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    Re: Medal of Honor Nomination for Living Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    One of the things that has always amazed me, is that most of the (few) living recipients of the MoH usually assert that they don't feel they deserve the medal. (It is often awarded posthumously.) The MoH is held in such high respect by the folks of the Armed Forces that living awardees have been known to resist being awarded it.

    It's kinda like that with all medals, no?

    Gotta be surreal with an MoH....



    Living and still-serving MoH holders are fairly rare. This SSgt will be a walking legend.

    Yeah he will, he's set. Good for him.
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    Re: Medal of Honor Nomination for Living Soldier

    hear the story from the men involved..


    This link has a detailed overview of the ambush.. http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/giu...ttlescape.html
    Last edited by Tedminator; 11-17-10 at 02:42 PM.

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    Re: Medal of Honor Nomination for Living Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Originally Posted by Goshin
    One of the things that has always amazed me, is that most of the (few) living recipients of the MoH usually assert that they don't feel they deserve the medal. (It is often awarded posthumously.) The MoH is held in such high respect by the folks of the Armed Forces that living awardees have been known to resist being awarded it.
    It's kinda like that with all medals, no?
    Gotta be surreal with an MoH....
    Symptom of PTSD, survivor guilt.. often experienced by those who have survived when others died. The feelings may be worsened if those killed are under your direct command, or killed trying to rescuing you, or if you were unable to save the person that was killed. It's one of the worse feelings ever.. to lose someone you are responsible for.

    You can see it in SSG Giunta's eyes and hear it in his voice and the things he says (check vid above time marker 11:50).
    Last edited by Tedminator; 11-17-10 at 03:12 PM.

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    Re: Medal of Honor Nomination for Living Soldier

    This is a question for anybody out there. What constitutes the sacrifices to win either a Bronze Star, Silver Star, or Congressional Medal of Honor? Do they overlap, sometimes in what is done, or do they depend on the whim of whoever writes the citation at the time? Did the Bronze Star or Silver Star soldier do more or less than the Congressional Medal of Honor recipient?

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    Re: Medal of Honor Nomination for Living Soldier

    WH ceremony..

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    Re: Medal of Honor Nomination for Living Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Taboon View Post
    Oh, what a crock of ****, seriously.
    Nope not at all. I would take no medal from Obama. The medals I earned while in was awarded to me by my CO, Batt Commander and once by the Div Commander. If Obama was pinning me, I would go to sick call rather to attend the ceremony.

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