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Secrecy Surrounds Silver Star Medal Revocation
American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2011 | Gary Larson

Posted on 07/30/2011 11:10:18 AM PDT by Phil Harmonic

Except for a few intrepid news and opinion outlets, plus Navy Times, a respected military newspaper, a cone of liberal silence descended around shocking news that a Silver Star medal for gallantry was yanked from a high-ranking Navy officer back in August 2010. No why is given; it is shrouded in the mist of military bureaucracy.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: silverstar; stolenhonor
Gary Larson asking the right questions...
1 posted on 07/30/2011 11:10:21 AM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: Phil Harmonic

Intense stuff. This guy almost got Kerry elected.


2 posted on 07/30/2011 11:21:53 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: BobL

Buzzards of a feather stick together...the POS will get off the “truth” hook because Kerry will run interference for him, bet on it.


3 posted on 07/30/2011 11:31:38 AM PDT by jessduntno (Liberalism is socialism in a party dress. And just as masculine.)
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To: Phil Harmonic
Statement: "Secrecy Surrounds Silver Star Medal Revocation"

Response: Probably pictures of grown men copulating per anum with twelve year old boys.

4 posted on 07/30/2011 11:31:55 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Phil Harmonic

Maybe other commendations need to be investigated...?

As Mr. Worf would say, “this man has no honor”.


5 posted on 07/30/2011 11:35:33 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: jessduntno

“Buzzards of a feather stick together...the POS will get off the “truth” hook because Kerry will run interference for him, bet on it.”

But obviously there are civilians that have pieces of the puzzle and I suspect they don’t like Kerry (or clown would still have his medal). I suspect they’ll start showing up.


6 posted on 07/30/2011 11:40:41 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Phil Harmonic

http://www.swiftvets.com/index.php


7 posted on 07/30/2011 11:45:15 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Phil Harmonic
plus Navy Times, a respected military newspaper

Gary Larson needs to get a clue.

8 posted on 07/30/2011 11:57:18 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

No argument here on that particular point.


9 posted on 07/30/2011 12:01:36 PM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: A.A. Cunningham

What’s the matter with Navy Times?


10 posted on 07/30/2011 12:18:44 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

June 1, 2008 — Swift Vets and POWs for Truth has formally disbanded and ceased all operations as of May 31, 2008. SwiftVets.com will continue to be maintained for historical purposes only by New American Media Online Services


11 posted on 07/30/2011 12:19:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Phil Harmonic

I’ll bet this creep is wondering why Kerry didn’t lie for him after he lied for kerry. No honor among thieves and frauds.


12 posted on 07/30/2011 12:22:03 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Statement: "Secrecy Surrounds Silver Star Medal Revocation" .... Response: Probably pictures of grown men copulating per anum with twelve year old boys.

That would not result in revocation of a Silver Star. What happens in the combat arena, stays in combat arena.

Thus, Duke Cunningham still has his Navy Cross even though he lives in a Federal prison.

The revocation of the Silver Star means that it was obtained under fraudulent circumstances. What he allegedly did to merit a Silver Star was exaggerated or was an outright lie.

13 posted on 07/30/2011 12:34:04 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: DManA
What’s the matter with Navy Times?

The online "Navy Times" is, I believe, now under the management of "Military.com" which, itself as I recall, came under control (believe it or not) of the "darkside" some time ago. Wade Sanders was a frequent and featured contributor to "Military.com". The online "Navy Times" apparently elected to scuttle any presentation of the story (which appeared in the July 18th print version on or about July 12) and only presented it online after the revocation story was broken by a post in the Swift Vet forum, in turn picked up by "American Thinker", then DRUDGE and Politico...all noting the absence of the story on "Navy Times" online. At that point, they were compelled to post it online.

14 posted on 07/30/2011 12:37:04 PM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: DManA
All military “Times” papers from all branches are ran by Gannett Government Media. Gannett also does USA Today and are leftists.
15 posted on 07/30/2011 12:41:04 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Phil Harmonic
Here's a list of what publications Gannett runs;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gannett_Government_Media

16 posted on 07/30/2011 12:46:54 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Phil Harmonic

The recipient was a bald faced liar?


17 posted on 07/30/2011 12:58:22 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Phil Harmonic
Just a hair split but Military.com isn't connected to the Navy Times.com which is ran by Gannett. Military.com is the website created by Military Advantage, which is owned by Monster Worldwide, Inc. ( Monster.com )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military.com

18 posted on 07/30/2011 12:59:35 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“Just a hair split but Military.com isn’t connected to the Navy Times.com which is ran by Gannett.”

Thanks for the clarification. In the final analysis, control by Gannet provides the same rationale for suppression of the online story. Without someone holding the Navy’s feet to the fire, this will be yet another leftist abomination swept under the nearest convenient rug.


19 posted on 07/30/2011 1:20:42 PM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: Phil Harmonic

Navy Times is a not as respected as this columnist thinks it is. We have always considered the reporting to be liberal and the paper closer to a tabloid at times.


20 posted on 07/30/2011 2:00:32 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Phil Harmonic

has anybody been able to find the citation that goes along with Sanders revoked Silver Star ?


21 posted on 07/30/2011 5:49:59 PM PDT by stylin19a
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has anybody been able to find the citation that goes along with Sanders revoked Silver Star ?

My guess is you're talking FOIA here...and someone in the Kerry camp was able to obtain the language of an SVPT citation relatively quickly but I don't recall the specifics.

22 posted on 07/30/2011 7:05:00 PM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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thanks...It was my understanding that Sanders bronze was upgraded to silver. I can't find the Bronze citation.

some web sites list the awardees & their citations.

I just subscribed to “the American War Library”. They have Sanders listed, but no awards are listed. (I'm still feeling my way around the info)
National Archives = nada

I'll keep pluggin away.

23 posted on 07/30/2011 8:27:17 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: stylin19a

“It was my understanding that Sanders bronze was upgraded to silver.”

Possible I guess but nothing definitive has been reported (that I’m aware of anyway) by the U.S. Navy or other media sources. Either there’s a lid over this story or no media is interested in pursuing it.

Had “American Thinker” not broken the story online (via a Swift Vet forum post) which was subsequently picked up by Drudge, it would never have seen the light of day.


24 posted on 07/30/2011 8:54:04 PM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: stylin19a
Oops. Pardon the oversight but Scott Swett had it up first I believe at his Wintersoldier.com website.
25 posted on 07/30/2011 9:08:00 PM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: Phil Harmonic

I remember when it was initially awarded................................it is seared in my memory,


26 posted on 07/31/2011 3:34:35 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: stylin19a
I'll keep pluggin away.

Hopefully, so will the "fourth estate". According to Fox News...

The case indirectly stemmed from the child porn conviction because the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) only looked into his record after the child pornography charge.
As this was an NCIS investigation, it appears that an NCIS investigative record is FOIA obtainable. Surely some enterprising news organization will be pursuing this. Right?
27 posted on 07/31/2011 6:01:30 AM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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