What Honor Looks Like

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    Now I know what honor looks like...
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    What honor looks like: The flash mob at Gate 38 of Reagan National Airport
    May 23, 2012 - Honor is a hard term to describe. It doesn’t have a color or weight or shape. If someone were to ask me what honor looked like, I’d probably struggle with what to say.
     
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    Thank God there are some people who know what's worth honoring.
     
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    Veteran Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha to get Medal of Honor for bravery in Afghanistan...
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    Fourth living veteran of Afghanistan war to receive Medal of Honor
    January 11, 2013 WASHINGTON — Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor in February for his actions as a section leader in Afghanistan in 2009, the fourth living veteran of the war in Afghanistan to receive the award.
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    Epic combat valor: Former soldier to receive Medal of Honor
    January 11th, 2013 - A former U.S. Army staff sergeant will receive the nation's highest award for combat valor for his actions in repelling an insurgent onslaught in Afghanistan in 2009. He is the fourth living recipient to receive the award for service in Iraq or Afghanistan.
     
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    Those old vets are becoming rarer and rarer every year. My dad served in Europe and North Africa during WW II. He passed 2 1/2 years ago at 93.
     
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    Granny wantin' to know what took `em so long??...
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    Lawmakers might seek probe into delay of Medal of Honor
    January 15, 2013 WASHINGTON — A California congressman said Tuesday he was considering asking the Pentagon inspector general to investigate why President Barack Obama hasn’t approved the nation’s highest military award for gallantry for a former Army captain whose nomination has been stalled at the White House since last summer.

     
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    Romesha givin' platoon credit...
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    Army veteran credits Medal of Honor to platoon's valor
    January 16, 2013 A North Dakota veteran set to receive the Medal of Honor for courageous action during a 13-hour firefight in Afghanistan said Wednesday that doctors got most of the shrapnel out of him and his injuries "were nothing" compared to those suffered by some of his fellow soldiers.
     
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    How Clint Romesha earned the Medal of Honor...
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    Defending the "indefensible": Inside the deadly COP Keating battle
    February 5th, 2013 - EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN’s Jake Tapper takes viewers inside the deadly battle at Combat Outpost Keating in an exclusive interview with Romesha and others who fought off the Taliban attack. “An American Hero: The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha” will air Thursday, February 7th at 10pET on CNN.
     
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    Almost 2 years ago I was elected as Commander of my American Legion Post by a majority of WW2 and Korean War veterans. There is no way to describe this honor.....

    I have participated in over 2 dozen Honor Squads at veterans funerals in the last 5 years. Soon there will be the last WW2 veteran as we recently said goodbye to the last WW1 veteran.

    Some really big footprints to follow.........
     
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