Skip to comments.Air Force Chaplain Awarded Bronze Star for PowerPoint Teaching Proper Sensitivity for the Koran
Posted on 03/11/2013 10:30:01 AM PDT by bigtoona
An Air Force chaplain has been awarded a Bronze Star for his service in crafting an especially good PowerPoint about how to treat Islamic religious materials with sensitivity, according to Ohios Dayton Daily News. After U.S. troops in Afghanistan accidentally burned copies of the Koran, sparking riots that took over 30 lives, Lieutenant Colonel Jon Trainer came to the rescue:
After the accidental burning last year of Qurans by U.S. troops in Afghanistan sparked deadly rioting, an Air National Guard chaplain from Springfield stepped in and potentially saved countless American lives.
For his effort, Lt. Col. Jon Trainer received the prestigious Bronze Star a medal given for heroic or meritorious achievement in connection with operations against an armed enemy.
And he did it with a PowerPoint presentation. . . .
Within 48 hours, Trainer developed a PowerPoint presentation on the proper handling and disposal of Islamic religious material that was seen by every American military and civilian alike in Afghanistan. The presentation then was distributed to the U.S. for use in all pre-deployment training.
The piece explains that Trainer also helped teach service members just how wide the breadth of their sensitivity had to be, covering what constitutes Islamic religious material in the first place. When a Muslim writes down even a few verses from the Quran on a piece of paper, he told the paper, that immediately gets that same protected status.
Trainer is a nondenominational Christian minister who has been in the Air Force for 17 years. He is also being recognized for his work running the Armys suicide-prevention program, in which hes trained more than 36,000 service members.
The Bronze Star is the U.S. militarys fifth most prestigious combat award, and can be awarded for acts of merit or valor in a combat zone (if the military deems it an act of heroism, the award is given with a V device).
They didn’t know when they threw Jesus out that logical thinking went with him.
Why not? John Kerry gets a Purple Heart for having a pimple
on his a$$.
They need to have these medals with an “M” device, for “Mouse”. They could give that for good Powerpoints and also for remotely piloting a drone.
Major Nidal Hassan (the mass murdering terrorist at Fort Hood ) was also known for his Powerpoint Presentation about Muslims.
Here’s a sample:
When I was a Marine in the 60’s it was common knowledge that if a Juggie received a Bronze Star, it’d be equal to what a Soldier might be awarded the DSC for.
and potentially saved countless American lives
This is a bullshit statement.. These people hate us and want us all dead. PERIOD!
Sir, thank you for your service to our Nation. Now return the medal because you did no our troops no good service with this.
islam is an enemy of America and Americans. islam is an enemy of freedom and liberty.
So, they're going to give out medals for sensitivity to Christianity, too, right? The Christians are the most discriminated group in the military (and in the U.S.). These people need the acknowledgement more than any other group today.
Major Hassan developed PTSD from reading about violence in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Headline made me think it was from the Onion, but this is 0bama’s military....
And, should a Liberal somehow suggest that is not worthy, I would merely state that such art, produced naturally, is likely worthy of Congressional grants. In the absence of a grant, a prime military medal can easily be expected from 0bama and his minions.
koran, not quite as good a charmin.
He should have refused to take the medal instead of cheapening its meaning. The fact that he took the medal says a lot about who he is. What’s next Bronze Stars for kissing Islamic asses?
Eve? We've done passed eve, gone past midnight, and are well into the daybreak.
And to think that my uncle won the same award in December 1950 for desperately fighting hand-to-hand against the ChiComs near the Yalu River.
Exactly. Someone should ask the decorations board... "just how has this individual positively impacted the relations with our purported Afghan allies who are blowing away our troops at first chance?"
Ought oh. If my hubby sees this, he might throw his out.
Reminds me of McArthur giving then Congressman Lyndon Johnson a Silver Star for taking an airplane ride.