Skip to comments.Obama giving Medal of Honor to 24 vets from 3 wars
Posted on 03/18/2014 2:36:27 AM PDT by markomalley
President Barack Obama is moving to right old wrongs by belatedly awarding the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Just three of those being honored during Tuesday's ceremony at the White House are still alive, all of them combat veterans of Vietnam.
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Someone probably said “we have to throw these people a bone to get them off our back.”
IMHO, if it was earned, it was earned.
This award should never be used to play social politics.
My gratitude goes out to these vets, along with condolences that their belated recognition is to be besmirched by association with this marxist traitor PØS.
Makes me sick to think of the future possibility that in order for the Dems to help sell the fruitization of the military that some will be awarded decorations like the MOH simply because of their fetishes instead of their actions.
Great, if these folks did things to earn the MoH.
I suspect that this is another effort by the Obama regime to divert attention from the ACA, lame foreign relations, unemployment, failing economy, etc., etc., etc.
“.at least 21 of these honorees are not in a position to protest”
It would be interesting to see who the remaining three happen to be....Obama campaign workers?
THANK-YOU for your service!
The truth is that combat recognition never has been fair. Looking at who is and who isn’t given a medal, and which medal it is makes little sense, especially from one time to another.
Acts thought worthy of a Medal of Honor in 1942 were commonly unrecognized in any way in 1945.
Giving out medals and then cutting benefits and pay
Please don’t associate these heroes with Obama. Obama is purely coincidental.
This has been on-going since 1993, and Congress made it law, approved by GWBush in 2002.
Obama couldn’t care less about the troops.
These are photo ops for a time of low personal favorability ratings.
These 24 are probably deserving, although I tend to trust the decisions of on-ground commanders at the time of any award. Battalion and company commanders (or their non-Army equivalents) in my experience agonize over getting the awarding of medals right. I don’t like second-guessing them. At the same time, I realize that a chaotic time of combat can distort perspective since so much that is incredibly courageous and honorable is taking place, and so often ongoing combat steals time that could be devoted to paperwork.
I don’t think that’s Obama’s motive, though. His motive is a 37 percent approval rating.
In as much as I haven't read the citations for any of these 24, much less attempted to reconstruct eye-witness accounts of the actions (as if that is realistically possible for WWII any more), I have to take the awards at face value.
Therefore my position is that their honor is being besmirched by Chief Mom-Jeans even mentioning their names.
A “Medal of Honor” coming from that assh-— is like “window dressing”. If we had a REAL American President, it would mean a hell of a lot more to the recipients than coming from odumbo who HATES our military.
None the less, I honor and salute those who will receive their due.
Obama just wants more photo-ops to show how pro-military he is.
As the story pointed out this was the work of Congress. All Obama does is hand them out.
I wish that there was a list with the article. There is one person in particular I remember reading about here on FR who deserved at least two Medals of Honor for actions in WWII after holding his position against Japanese attacks, but was denied the award because a higher commander didn’t want to give it to a Jew. All I remember is the first name. The Nips should never have messed with a Jewish guy named David.
Don't worry. Obama will make sure that the MOH is held to the same standards as the Nobel Prize.
He’s decapitating/gutting the military as well.
> I think the high standard to obtain this medal is being lowered.
I agree. Also, they’d like to lower the standards needed to be SEALS, Rangers, Green Berets, etc.
More social engineering needed to get the boys killed.
He needed a positive Photo OPP and our Military is the best choice.
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Our best friend a Ret CPO died last year, 73, he is rolling over in his grave that 0 name is on his death recognition, even if it is auto penned. He loathed the Marxist.
We are approaching Memorial Day, it is all focused on WW 2 European Theater, none on the Pacific where we were first hit, might offend the Japanese I guess.
My Dad T5 frank Guy Arrigo fought under MacArthur for 6 yrs, 6 major battles, Put the flag back up on the ROCK for you younger generation that is Corregidor, under sniper fire with PFC Clyde Bates, both men earned Bronze stars. Old Glory only flew for 2 weeks on the Telegraph pole before the island was officially retaken, and a official flag raising was done. Fate of the Flag http://corregidor.org/heritage_battalion/flag/bates_arrigo_flag.html that is my dad on top.
Had cousins in Nam, BIL & Uncles in Korea, 1 BIL fought under Merrill in WW 2 for 6 yrs. The Pacific Theater was just as much a hell hole if not more so than the European Theater. Hubby was on the Midway when they pulled the Ambassador out of Nam, off the coast of Cuba during the Missile Crisis. He worked flight deck on most of his voyages, much of his later years he taught A/B school for electronics and computers.
Why have these men been forgotten?
People don’t remember the Pacific Theater like they do the European on. Might offended the Japs who are now our trading partners, and draw more attention to the fascist kim ill what’s his name.
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To patriots, they'll never be forgotten .. we may never know most of their names, but their spirit and sacrifice lives in our hearts and resolve.
Imho, a big part of our problem is that many many many people still either don't believe, or don't want to believe,
that that halfrican communist muzz piece of filth squatting in OUR whitehouse really does view all of those you mentioned, and all of us, as the enemy.
There are no words adequate for my loathing of that vile traitorous creature, or the handlers and enablers who pull 'his' strings.
To think of all the blood & sweat & horror that were endured to protect our liberty by all those before us, and how so much of it has been squandered, makes my soul weep.
That we've become a place populated by enough people ignorant, or cowardly, or uncaring enough to have debased our Republic to the toilet of 'gibsmedat' democracy is a stain that may never be cleansed.
My rant too, with the amount of illegal INVADERS it has becme worse. They owe their alliance to Mexico, not the USA, we are just the new money bag.
When my grand parents immigrated from Italy they had a firm rule Only English, only American loyalty was allowed. My dad was first gen American Born. The rest of his bros & Sisters were born in Italy. But they all became flag waiving Americans down to their bones.
I am approaching 66 and there will be few left to remember the sacrifices of these great heroes. and they are all heroes in my book.
An EEOC for the MoH? When does the attack on white Christians and military cohesiveness by the media and elites stop? The goal of the Ds has always been racist preferences so as to divide us, with one group and largest always portrayed as privileged, when they are in fact the victim.
Where is the demographic breakdown of the participation rate of these groups in actual military combat vs the percent of MoH awarded to each? I don’t believe the bs that people were excluded from medals because of their religion, anymore than people are excluded from the Supreme Court, unless they happen to be wasp.
I suspect the idiot in chief’s motivation is to award more MOHs than any other president rather than recognize any achievement by the individuals.