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Stolen Valor Act of 2005
The Library of Congress - Bills Resolutions ^ | 2005 | Congressman John Salazar

Posted on 01/18/2006 8:24:39 PM PST by Calpernia

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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...
Call to action.

Please help get this bill passed.

Fax, call or write your representatives and MSM.

Emails for Activism

Write your Congressman.

101 posted on 01/20/2006 3:40:11 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001; mhking; JohnHuang2; ChewedGum; sonsofliberty2000

Blogger ping!


102 posted on 01/20/2006 3:41:10 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BUMP


103 posted on 01/20/2006 3:42:37 PM PST by Darksheare (Tagline subverted for nefarious plans of nefariousness.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

BUMP!


104 posted on 01/20/2006 3:47:12 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

PRESERVE
AND
PROTECT
HONOR
AND
INTEGRITY
BUMP


105 posted on 01/20/2006 3:53:52 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
I think john kerry has some explaining to do
106 posted on 01/20/2006 4:12:44 PM PST by vigilante2 (I'm the proud parent of a soldier)
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To: Calpernia
Where are the democrats? Kerry will be irritated.
107 posted on 01/20/2006 4:46:17 PM PST by mountainlyons (Happy new year. I was almost off to a good start.)
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To: mountainlyons

The Congressman, Salazar, who engineered the bill is a democrat :)


108 posted on 01/20/2006 5:27:30 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
I see Ed Case (D) Hi. is cosponsoring this. Good. I can talk to him.

Thanks for the ping, Tonk!
109 posted on 01/20/2006 6:24:49 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Order of Battle: Sink or capture as Prize MS Media)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
It's a sad statement about the state of our Nation that something like this NEEDS to be made into a Law.

It should be that no one would even think about claiming something that they don't deserve.

But....due to how the Nation is( and how many Liberals are all of sudden 'war hero's..)...it needs to be done.

Then....once passed...time to get Kerry.

redrock

110 posted on 01/20/2006 6:29:01 PM PST by redrock ("I woke up this morning...everything else is just Dessert."--some old guy in Utah)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Here's another bump!


111 posted on 01/20/2006 6:53:40 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping!


112 posted on 01/20/2006 10:14:17 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


113 posted on 01/21/2006 3:09:57 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Calpernia

What is going on with this?


114 posted on 02/19/2006 4:34:42 PM PST by pinkfu
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To: Bob J; pinkfu

It is stalled at the Judiciary Committee.

Maybe some bumps may get it more attention.


115 posted on 02/19/2006 5:34:15 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: R. Scott
 
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"Hey, can I have those medals? I lost mine."

"Do you know who I am?

"Say, you didn't pick those ribbons up off the White House lawn?

"Hey, did I mention that I served in Viet Nam?"

See the scar on my finger?? That's what got me my first Purple Heart!

Those are nice alright, but they're not as pretty as my three purple hearts. Hey, did I mention I have three purple hearts

You really should consider Botox...by the way, did I tell you my story about Genghis Khan?

"Marine to Kerry "No Sir, that is definitely NOT the finger we use when we think of you."


116 posted on 03/08/2006 5:40:23 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

That was a great picture - and exchange between Hanoi John and a US Marine with more self control than I.


117 posted on 03/09/2006 3:38:08 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: BIGLOOK; ALOHA RONNIE; An Old Marine; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; ducks1944; Ragtime Cowgirl; ...


The HOUSE passed the Stolen Valor Act, it has been sent to the White House for the POTUS signature.


118 posted on 12/16/2006 8:58:44 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: CWOJackson; Calpernia

Thanks for the ping, Calpernia!


119 posted on 12/16/2006 9:01:04 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: MoJo2001

Can you email this to Tonk? He was following this story.


120 posted on 12/16/2006 9:01:41 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

bttt


121 posted on 12/16/2006 9:11:55 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Bob J; pinkfu

bump


122 posted on 12/16/2006 9:12:58 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: freema

bump


123 posted on 12/16/2006 9:14:02 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Aloha Nut Cracker in Chief!

The waning days of the Republican controlled congress have been productive.

And thanks for the Thanksgiving Day wishes. I was away and couldn't reply. But I always remember.
124 posted on 12/16/2006 9:19:12 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: onyx
Thanks...I've been following this.

Unfortunately this is only half the problem with our medals and awards. The other half of the problem lies within the services themselves.

Over the past twenty years the services have slowly moved the approval process for awards further and further down the chain. For instance, an award that might have required approval at the headquarters (DC) level twenty years ago may now only require a regional approval a couple of steps down the chain.

This has made the system quicker but at the same time it's also caused the number of medals approved to skyrocket and the unique value of the award to be lessened.

For instance, twenty or more years ago the Bronze Star was a fairly significant medal, today it is far too common. An example, in the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom the Air Force gave a Bronze Star to an E-3 (very junior enlisted man), who had been the gopher at a stateside base involved with logistics planning.

I'm not saying the E-3 didn't deserve AN award, but he probably didn't deserve the same award a soldier or marine earned in combat.

125 posted on 12/16/2006 9:20:30 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: Calpernia


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Thank you for your CLARITY, Calpernia


AR

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126 posted on 12/16/2006 9:21:19 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: CWOJackson


Thanks for the information.


127 posted on 12/16/2006 9:22:25 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


128 posted on 12/16/2006 9:51:04 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Calpernia; MoJo2001; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; ..
You've got to be kidding. I couldn't read anything after the news about Tonk. I just popped in, heartbroken and now awestruck.

Look at this..........


Prayer Requested for 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Update at #2841) ^

Posted by MoJo2001 to cll; .30Carbine; jtill; 05 Mustang GT Rocks; 1035rep; 185JHP; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; 1lawlady; ...

On News/Activism ^ 12/16/2006 10:20:48 PM EST · 2,841 of 3,086 ^


Stolen Valor Act of 2005 ^

Posted by Calpernia to freema

On News/Activism ^ 12/17/2006 12:14:02 AM EST · 123 of 128 ^


129 posted on 12/17/2006 12:48:44 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freema

What about tonk? What's going on?


130 posted on 12/17/2006 2:44:14 PM PST by clintonh8r
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To: freema
"In the first week alone, more than 50 Members of Congress signed up to help defend the honor of our veterans."
Finally. Something I can say bravo to in regards to our Representatives.
131 posted on 12/17/2006 5:45:39 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: clintonh8r

Here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1717821/posts?page=2841#2841


132 posted on 12/17/2006 5:49:18 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freema

I saw MoJo's update at 2,841. I freepmailed MoJo to see if we can get this update faxed to the hospice or something.

I don't want Tonk to pass on and think all his activisms and promises to his brothers were for nothing.

This may even inspire him to eat.


133 posted on 12/17/2006 5:56:42 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: CWOJackson
An example, in the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom the Air Force gave a Bronze Star to an E-3 (very junior enlisted man), who had been the gopher at a stateside base involved with logistics planning.

A Bronze Star while stateside. Details? Link?

134 posted on 12/17/2006 6:02:19 PM PST by TankerKC (When I think about me, I touch myself.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Look, despite your concerns, the US government has replacement medals for everything from the Spanish American War on ,and they are all for sale. They are not hard to find with the exception of Medals of Honor of various branches.

For many reasons they need to be available. Many families want to honor their loved one with a collection of medals as a display that have been lost or thrown away. Many militaria collectors salvage medals that some clueless families offer for sale or just chuck.

Most replacement medals are not "named", that is they do not have the service members name engraved on them. For instance, the "good conduct" medal was given to just about everyone serving in the Army pre-WWII on. There are millions of them, they are worth almost nothing and they are widely available.

Taking all military medals off the open market is a fool's errand. It will not stop the trade, nor will it change much.
135 posted on 12/17/2006 6:05:08 PM PST by alarm rider ("O thou who changest not, abide with me!")
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To: BIGLOOK

I am surprised to see Bagdad Jim McDermott's name there.


136 posted on 12/17/2006 6:15:56 PM PST by Fred Hayek (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: BIGLOOK

I am surprised to see Bagdad Jim McDermott's name there.


137 posted on 12/17/2006 6:16:02 PM PST by Fred Hayek (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: Calpernia

Glad to hear that, he should know. I think more likely than not, that he is not be able to eat.


138 posted on 12/17/2006 6:28:11 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Fred Hayek
Jim McDermott.....USN, '68-70.

Also say he's a shrink; eight term congressman (or is it 10?)

Short time military, long time politician. No Merit Badges though.
139 posted on 12/17/2006 6:36:18 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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