You are correct about the survivor's guilt. I was just reading a book that had a quote from a WW2 Medal recipient. I don't remember the exact words, but it was along the lines of; "Everyone else looks at your Medal and thinks of the men you saved, but you look at it and remember the men you couldn't save."
posted on 07/28/2011 11:47:21 AM PDT
by Stonewall Jackson
(Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
To: Stonewall Jackson
As a former Marine, it's nice to know that you don't have to win the MOH posthumously. During the Iraqi War, I'd read the citations for the Navy Cross, and for the life of me, I couldn't understand why they weren't for the MoH, other than they had survived the action.
I'm also opposed to the trend in recent years of upgrading awards to the Medal for actions duirn WW II, Korea, and VietNam. I don't like this selective review, long after the fact.
posted on 07/28/2011 11:58:14 AM PDT
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