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To: kokonut
I can and do empathize with the feelings on this subject. But the pentagon is correct. The incident that happened there was not one of enemy action. There are very strict criteria for awarding medals. And the soldiers wounded and killed in this crime were not struck by an enemy combatant. If they reclassify this is as an act of war and not as a crime which would be necessary to receive the medal, then it would call into question the right of the Army to prosecute the offender under the UCMJ.
2 posted on 03/14/2006 10:24:26 PM PST by jecIIny (You faithful, let us pray for the Catechumens! Lord Have Mercy)
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To: jecIIny

I agree with you. Let us say two soldiers serving in Iraq get in a fist fight and injure themselves. They do not get purple hearts.

So you are right. Unless the attacker is reclassified as an enemy soldier, there can not be purple hearts.


3 posted on 03/14/2006 11:02:46 PM PST by staytrue
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To: jecIIny

"If they reclassify this is as an act of war and not as a crime which would be necessary to receive the medal, then it would call into question the right of the Army to prosecute the offender under the UCMJ."

I wish the President would make an exception here. These men were killed by a traitor. Leave the legal technicalities out of it.


4 posted on 03/15/2006 8:41:13 AM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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