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President Obama to Award Medal of Honor
The White House ^ | May 9, 2012 | The White House

Posted on 05/09/2012 12:34:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON, DC—On May 16, President Barack Obama will award Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.

Specialist Sabo will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions in combat on May 10, 1970, while serving as a rifleman in Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Se San, Cambodia.

On that day, when he and his platoon were ambushed by a large enemy force, Specialist Sabo immediately charged the enemy position, killing several enemy soldiers. He then assaulted an enemy flanking force, successfully drawing their fire away from friendly soldiers and ultimately forcing the enemy to retreat. While securing a re-supply of ammunition, an enemy grenade landed nearby. Specialist Sabo picked it up, threw it, and shielded a wounded comrade with his own body - absorbing the brunt of the blast and saving his comrade's life. Although wounded by the grenade blast, he continued to charge the enemy's bunker. After receiving several serious wounds from automatic weapons fire, he crawled towards the enemy emplacement and, when in position, threw a grenade into the bunker. The resulting explosion silenced the enemy fire, but also ended Specialist Sabo’s life. His indomitable courage and complete disregard for his own safety saved the lives of many of his platoon members.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airborne; army


1 posted on 05/09/2012 12:34:20 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’d refuse to receive it from the evil bastard.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 12:38:44 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Will Obama’s America hating Troops hating wife be there?


3 posted on 05/09/2012 12:38:55 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

PRESENT ARMS

Sir, thy name is Valor and Courage


4 posted on 05/09/2012 12:39:24 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: fish hawk

Will Obama’s America hating Troops hating wife be there?


In a party dress.


5 posted on 05/09/2012 12:39:38 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Currahee!


6 posted on 05/09/2012 12:41:34 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: fish hawk

“Will Obama’s America hating Troops hating wife be there?”

She probably be wearing a sleeveless dress with a bright floral design like she did at the last posthumous Medal of Honor ceremony.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 12:43:18 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: unkus
I’d refuse to receive it from the evil bastard.

Spc. Sabo really isn't in a position to do that now, is he? Or did you miss the part about the award being posthumous?

His actions are no less heroic because it will be Obama presenting his family with the award.

Making something like this political really is a disgrace.

8 posted on 05/09/2012 12:47:09 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: unkus

as a former tanker, i too would refuse it from this rat traitor bastard pos. it is awarded by congress and i would let my conservative congressman award it.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 12:51:13 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He deserves it so should get it.It’s not a gift from the Obamanation but from a grateful nation.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 1:09:42 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: unkus
I’d refuse to receive it from the evil bastard.

Specialist Sabo will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions in combat on May 10, 1970,

Sadly, unkus, I do not think Specialist Sabo will have much choice in the matter.

11 posted on 05/09/2012 1:20:47 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sounds like a man of great courage. Why did it take 30 years to give him the medal?


12 posted on 05/09/2012 1:24:22 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Welcome to the continuing political campaign of Chairman Obama, pictured here during the execution of Chairman Obama's heroic military decision to assassinate Oasma Bin Laden, in the White House situation room.

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The "A" stands for A$$HOLE.

May God bless Army Sec. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a real hero. Wannabe Obama can only bask in such radiance, never achieving anything like it himself.Pure fantasy out of Obama's cooked version of comic book politics.

13 posted on 05/09/2012 1:50:13 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I feel foolish because I didn’t read the whole thing.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 1:52:24 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

I feel foolish for not reading the whole thing.

I stand by what I said about 0bama. 0bama is the disgrace.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: bravo whiskey

as a former tanker, i too would refuse it from this rat traitor bastard pos. it is awarded by congress and i would let my conservative congressman award it.


Absolutely!


16 posted on 05/09/2012 1:56:35 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus
Hey, unkus, commenting without reading the whole article is a proud tradition here at FR, so welcome to the club, FRiend!

(Yeah, every now and then you end up feeling a mite sheepish...been there and done that myself.(8^D)

17 posted on 05/09/2012 1:57:50 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

My disgust for “anything 0bama”, especially having to do with our military, took over. No excuse on my part.

Thanks for your kind support.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 2:01:33 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

To Himself for single handedly hunted down and killing Osama bin Laden, all by himself

19 posted on 05/09/2012 2:03:52 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: STD

Damn, you just beat me to it!


20 posted on 05/09/2012 2:54:11 PM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: unkus
My disgust for “anything 0bama”, especially having to do with our military, took over.

You're welcome. I share that disgust, and it can be overwhelming at times.

21 posted on 05/09/2012 2:56:02 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: unkus
You would never earn it.
22 posted on 05/09/2012 5:12:22 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: starlifter

You would never earn it.


I don’t understand.


23 posted on 05/09/2012 6:29:37 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Reminds me when I was in OCS at Benning in 1969 and we took part in a DSC, I think, ceremony for a ex-dog face being awarded it for action in Italy in 1944. We thought at the time, ‘that that was a quarter century before’. What possibly could’ve taken them so long?

Thus grunt beats that with a 42 year lapse.


24 posted on 05/09/2012 6:36:55 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: x1stcav

Thus grunt beats that with a 42 year lapse.


I know what you mean. I was at Benning early in 1971 at NCO School and we attended a ceremony for a Korean War medal winner. I can’t remenber the details.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 6:49:03 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Candor7
Hillary looks hot.

Well, from the neck down, and overlooking the whole "cartoon body" thing....

26 posted on 05/10/2012 6:51:48 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
Hillary looks hot. Well, from the neck down, and overlooking the whole "cartoon body" thing....>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Put a bag over her head? LOL.

Hillery just bought two tooth hounds that resemble her face:

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27 posted on 05/10/2012 7:57:20 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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