All's fair in 'love and war'. I hear ya on going down this path.
I'll take the guy with a Silver Star and 3 Bronze over 2 Purple Hearts anyday.
Sign the DD180, Mr. Murtha.
Well Amen to that and of course we should always respect and honor those who have been awarded PHs but not fraudulently as I believe the case is here. Who would not remember where and how he was wounded and how badly?!? SIGN THE FORM 180 Murtha!!
Service record fraud points to a lack of character, honesty and morals, very important attributes in my books. It also dishonors those who earned those decorations the real way and cheapens those very honors, inexcusable!
There sure are a number of wusses on this thread that are scaredy-cats. Where does one stop when it comes to fraud, dishonesty for personal gain? No wonder we're in the shape that we are.
An excellent read on this very thing is B.G. Burkett's STOLEN VALOR, which addressed this very phenomena. Come on folks, get some guts!