Military Folks: I Think You Should Get A Cold War Medal

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Cold War Medal Or Not?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. NATO AIR
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    just stating, if you served during the cold war, i think there should be a cold war medal for you guys.

    if i'm getting a national defense medal just for standing up on a flight deck all day in the pacific, you should definitely get a cold war medal honoring the fact that you were ready to answer the call should the soviets have ever attacked/invaded.

    what do you think?
     
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    I served during the cold war and I said no. The NDSM covers it pretty much I believe.
     
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    No need. I never 'earned' the NDFS...I was awarded it during Basic Training simply because I enlisted and am a 'Gulf-War Era' Vet.

    (shrug).
     
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    I voted no. As my AF career was ending, it seemed as though medals were being invented for the ability to trim you finger nails without hurting yourself; this in turn, to me, minimizes medals designed for truly heroic action or outstanding service above and beyond.
     
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    NDFS?
     
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    i agree. After Gulf War I, many units handed out Bronze Stars to EVERY soldier that deployed. That is bullshit.
     
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    its like the opposite here on this carrier... the only medal most get is the good conduct one, awarded for 3 years of clean service
     
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    My fingers were on the wrong keys... :)

    NDSM
     
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    np, just wondering if they had changed something since I got out.
     
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    I got the NDSM just for being at West Point during 1994-1996! But the biggest crock medal of them all is the Army Service Ribbon, AKA the Gay Pride Ribbon. Everyone gets it! What the hell is the point of it?!?

    I will say, though, I like the idea of a Cold War Medal. Any service between, say 9/2/45 and 11/9/89 (when the Berlin Wall fell) should count.
     

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