National Medal of Honor Day

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    Today is National Medal of Honor Day...

    NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY
    25 Mar.`16 - National Medal of Honor day is a day that is dedicated to all Medal of Honor recipients.
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    National Medal of Honor Day - Video on NBCNews.com

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    Drat, I forgot.
     
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    Long overdue...
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    Retired Army Vietnam Vet to Receive the Medal of Honor
    Jun 21, 2016 | President Obama will award retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles the nation’s highest award for heroism for saving 44 American soldiers during a May 15, 1967 enemy ambush in the Vietnam War.
     
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    Many feel Vietnam War Green Beret Medic Deserves Medal of Honor...
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    Green Beret Medic Could Be Next Vietnam War MOH Recipient
    Jul 14, 2016 | WASHINGTON -- The story of Green Beret Gary Michael Rose's heroism is an epic of classified warfare and a stinging media scandal, but it might soon end with a Medal of Honor.
     
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    I never did get this medal because the Cold War was all that was raging during my watch.

    These days even during Viet Nam and since they have been a lot easier to get.

    Used to be if you were not flag draped in a stainless steel box you did not get one.

    Now what used to qualify for a silver star or navy cross easily gets one.

    Times have changed.
     
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    New Details Reveal Airman John Chapman's Heroism at Roberts Ridge...
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    New Details Reveal Airman John Chapman's Heroism at Roberts Ridge
    22 Aug 2018 - Tech. Sgt. John Chapman ran out of a bunker on the Takur Ghar mountaintop for the second time, intentionally risking fire from heavily armed enemy fighters.



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    MacArthur got one for F*&^ing up--a complete loss/mess/etc
    I'm sure there are some that deserved it and some that didn't--now and back then
     
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    I don't believe you know what the hell you are talking about. On the day to honor these recipients you are dishonoring them. You are claiming recipients did not deserve them and should have received lesser awards.
     
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    MacArthur
     
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    Besides your opinion about Mac, which recipients of the CMH do you claim did not deserve rhe award?
     

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