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Former Marine to receive Medal of Honor for controversial 2009 battle
Stars and Stripes ^ | July 19, 2011 | Leo Shane III

Posted on 07/20/2011 1:21:17 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse

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To: brytlea

We have plenty...A lot of them are volunteering to join the armed services...

My nephew jut completed SOI, and will be deploying to Stan in March...

His sister just joined the Navy, and will eventually have to be saluted by her brother!!! hehehehe, Thanksgiving is going to be such fun in the future...

All I wish was that I was 25 years younger, knowing what I know now...I’d do it all over again without any reservations...


21 posted on 07/20/2011 2:57:07 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: LeoWindhorse

Twenty-two years old! It just amazes me how much courage in such a young person. Good for him!


22 posted on 07/20/2011 3:01:45 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Farmer Dean

Or, Dan Rather... Oh, wait a minute. Dan was never a marine. He “washed-out” in basic training, yet he went around for 40+ years claiming to have served in the Corp.

Ain’t that just like a liberal? What a maroon.

Anyways, Congrats and much thanks to Dakota Meyer for his service.


23 posted on 07/20/2011 3:06:02 PM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: ken5050

Got to keep it rare. Don’t want MoH inflation so they end up having to create something higher than it. Navy Cross is awesome, just awesome. Thank God for those who serve.


24 posted on 07/20/2011 3:11:32 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Nuts; A house divided against itself cannot stand.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
From another article:

I feel the furthest thing from a hero," Meyer said in an interview with the Marine Corps Times. "I went in there to do a job and the way I viewed it is that I let those guys down."

"[T]he award would be for them and for the corps ... and for marines that didn't get recognized because there wasn't enough witnesses," Meyer added. That's what it would be for."

Class.

25 posted on 07/20/2011 3:13:15 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: stevie_d_64

That is wonderful. And it will be fun. :)


26 posted on 07/20/2011 3:13:25 PM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Marine Ping!


27 posted on 07/20/2011 4:19:49 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: BwanaNdege

It wasn’t given to him, he earned it.


28 posted on 07/20/2011 6:07:02 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Vendome

Jack Murtha was a former Marine.


29 posted on 07/20/2011 6:09:12 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: ken5050
Flag officers don't like saluting enlisted men first.
30 posted on 07/20/2011 6:11:27 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Rannug

“It wasn’t given to him, he earned it.”

Good correction!

Thanks!

“It wasn’t given to him, he earned it.”
Good correction!

Thanks!


31 posted on 07/20/2011 6:11:53 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: Vendome
AKA:

"The Few, The Shamed, The Scumbags: former Marines like Jack Murtha"

Even James Carville never made that status...

32 posted on 07/20/2011 6:12:22 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

I was at MCRDSD a few weeks ago. The Marines still make men (and women) out of kids. It is amazing.


33 posted on 07/20/2011 6:13:36 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: BwanaNdege

:-)


34 posted on 07/20/2011 6:16:04 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: BwanaNdege

:-)


35 posted on 07/20/2011 6:16:04 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: LeoWindhorse
Thanks for your service, Corporal Dakota Meyer!


36 posted on 07/20/2011 6:24:09 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: mad_as_he$$

The medal is a very humbling award to be earned...

Both C.O.’s I served with when I was in the Fleet both ended their careers as Flag officers, one a 2 star, and the other a 3 star, who just a few years back ended his serviceas the superintendent of the Naval Academy...I’d go to war with either of those two guys in a heartbeat...Good things happen to good people who deserve that kind of respect...And they know they would not be where they are without the support and loyalty of folks like us who helped them get there...

It flows both ways to be brutally honest...

I never earned a major accomadation during my service, but I ran into Admiral Rempt years later at a political function, and I have to say after about 5 seconds he remembered who I was and it was on after that...We had one of the best remenising discussions I ever had with someone I served with...He was the keynote speaker at the event and he (basically ordered me, hehehe) to stand and be recognized as someone he truely respected and had served with years earlier...

So if a Flag officer is capable of doing that with someone they basically served with, I am absolutely sure they would be render honors and recognize a live hero like this Marine is, and will always be remembered as...


37 posted on 07/20/2011 6:41:06 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: mad_as_he$$

Flag officers don’t like saluting enlisted men first.

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Bull. Every General that I ever saw went out of their way to salute MoH winners. They revere them and I have been honored to meet many of them. I never once saw the slightest hesitation from any officer in saluting the retired gentlemen who wore that medal. I know this firsthand and I am not sure why you think that?


38 posted on 07/20/2011 7:06:54 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Flag officers don't like saluting enlisted men first.

They can live with it, and like it, or live with it and *not* like it. But, if they absolutely, positively cannot live with it, I'm sure they've been in the service long enough to know where the door marked "EXIT" is...

the infowarrior

39 posted on 07/20/2011 9:52:00 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: mad_as_he$$
Flag officers don't like saluting enlisted men first.

I don't believe that. I haven't known a lot of flag officers, but all the ones I've known would consider it a high honor to offer a salute to a MoH recipient, in or out of uniform. It's not the sort of thing that happens every day.

40 posted on 07/20/2011 10:14:54 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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