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  • Over 100 2016 Olympic Medals Returned Due to Rust, Black Spots

    05/25/2017 3:49:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 5/20/17 | MIKE CHIARI
    **SNIP** 2016 communications director Mario Andrada revealed the reasoning behind the medal problems. "The most common issue is that they were dropped or mishandled and the varnish has come off and they've rusted or gone black in the spot where they were damaged," he said. "The second thing is that a small few, about 10, had problems with the extreme cold." Andrada also called the issues "completely normal."
  • Former Congressman Under Fire for Tweeting That Joe Biden ‘Doesn’t Deserve’ Medal of Freedom

    01/13/2017 2:45:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    People ^ | January 13, 2017 | Tierney McAfee
    Joe Biden is known for getting along with politicians on both sides of the aisle, but one former Republican congressman wasn’t happy about the vice president being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Thursday. Former Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas took to Twitter on Thursday night to voice his disapproval, tweeting: “For once, @JoeBiden and I agree: he doesn’t deserve this honor.”
  • President Obama breaks record with most Medals of Freedom awarded

    11/23/2016 5:38:37 AM PST · by kevcol · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 22, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Family members of recipients and senior Obama administration officials surrounded the stage where the honorees sat, laughing as the president discussed the most notable accomplishments of each honoree. "Ellen counters what too often divides us," Obama said of DeGeneres, a gay comedian who he commended for coming out on such a public stage nearly 20 years ago. The president recognized NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabber for standing up for his Muslim faith "when it wasn't easy and it wasn't popular."
  • 'Stolen Valor' conviction overturned by federal appeals court

    01/12/2016 12:08:14 PM PST · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2016
    A federal appeals court on Monday tossed out a veteran's conviction for wearing military medals he didn't earn, saying it was a form of free speech protected by the Constitution. A specially convened 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the First Amendment allows people to wear unearned military honors.
  • U.S. Airman Who Disarmed Train Gunman To Receive Purple Heart

    09/16/2015 12:37:05 PM PDT · by SteveinSATX · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2015 | Yeganeh Torbati
    A U.S. airman who helped disarm a gunman on a Paris-bound train last month will receive a Purple Heart medal, the U.S. Air Force leader said on Monday, in an unusual award of the honor to a serviceman wounded while not in a combat zone. (snip) In addition to the Purple Heart, Stone will receive the Airman’s Medal, the Air Force’s highest non-combat award for bravery. The medals will be awarded at a ceremony at the Pentagon this week.
  • Air Force to award highest non-combat medal to train-attack hero

    08/24/2015 5:45:33 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 70 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Aug 24, 2015 | By Tara Copp
    The Air Force is awarding Airman First Class Spencer Stone its highest non-combat honor, the Airman’s Medal, for his heroic actions aboard a Paris train, the Air Force announced Monday. Stone, Alek Skarlatos and college friend Anthony Sadler took down a gunman wielding an AK-47 and box cutter as he began an assault on a high-speed train bound for Paris late Friday. The trio have been hailed as heroes in France, where they were awarded the Legion of Honor, France’s highest honor, on Monday by French president Francois Hollande. “What the gunman did not expect was a confrontation with our...
  • Info Requested: WWII Medals/Ribbons [Vanity]

    01/13/2015 5:49:21 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 24 replies
    01/13/115 | self
    I need a little help from knowledgeable FR posters. My wife recently came across her father's WWII medals. They were in poor shape. He was a member of Company C, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. His company was known as the "Sharpshooters of Munshausen." Anyway, my wife wants to get replacements and we came across a loose clasp that simply said, "1000." Her father was awarded the CIB and also the sharpshooter medal. I am assuming that "1000" means he qualified at 1000 yards. Am I correct?
  • (vanity) Plz help identify these (Army?) military ribbons

    11/09/2014 8:57:44 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 20 replies
    11/9/14 | marty f
    Hi all-- My wife's family is trying to identify these military medals that belonged either to my father-in-law (post-WWII army) or to his brother-in-law (WWII Navy). We've searched a couple of websites and have identified a bunch of other patches/medals exept for these: and related bar pin? And how about this one?
  • Ribbon and Tin

    08/13/2014 8:44:31 PM PDT · by EC1 · 19 replies
    Medals mean jack. I got a tobacco tin full of them going back a bunch of generations. They made no one's life better. Didn't put food on the table. A lot of them are of the "I was there" variety. Nothing exotic. No life or death charges, just people wanting not to die and usually succeeding. Yesterday I was privileged to watch the awarding of a DSO. It's a rare thing, a bit like the Medal of Honor, except you bleed for it but keep on breathing. Our only higher award is the Victoria Cross. That tends to be given...
  • Obama Executive Order Makes Foreign Armies Eligible for DoD Medal

    04/19/2014 12:46:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 18, 2014 - 4:24 pm | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama signed an executive order today extending eligibility for the third-highest Defense Department recognition to foreign armies. “Executive Order 12019 of November 3, 1977 (Establishing the Defense Meritorious Service Medal), is amended by inserting, ‘or to any member of the armed forces of a friendly foreign nation,’ after ‘any member of the Armed Forces of the United States,’” said the short order. …
  • Final Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 medal count: Russia finishes with most medals

    02/23/2014 9:04:42 AM PST · by Altenkrug · 45 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Feb 23, 2014
    The 2014 Winter Olympic games are in the books, and despite the United States and Russia being tied in the medal count mid-way through Saturday, the Russians pulled away Sunday to win the most medals of any nation. Russia finished with 33 medals overall, including an Olympic-high 13 golds. Launching them to first place were the country's men's cross-country 50 kilometer mass start racers on Sunday. Russia swept that event as Alexander Legkov took gold, Maxim Vylegzhanin took silver and Ilia Chernousov took bronze. The Russians also took gold in the four-man bobsled event. Team U.S.A. was second in overall...
  • Does NBC Show Medal Ceremonies?

    02/21/2014 11:05:28 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 25 replies
    2/21/14 | Originalbuckeye
    I watched the young American win the Ladies Ski Halfpipe last night. I saw her celebrate with hugs from friends/competitors. I didn't see the Gold being awarded to her.
  • [SPOILER ALERT]-Results for Olympics Ice Dancing

    02/17/2014 10:28:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 11 replies
    2/17/14 | Hoagy62
    Did we do it?
  • Olmpic medals per capita

    02/16/2014 3:35:36 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 26 replies
    Medals Per Capita ^ | Craig Nevill-Manning
    All time & each Olympics As you scan the Olympic medal tally, one thing stands out: larger countries tend to win more medals. An obvious exception, especially in 2008, is Australia, who won the fifth largest number of medals with a population of 23 million, 52nd largest of Olympic countries. The obvious next question is: who leads the world in medals per capita? This site, which is updated daily during the Olympics, provides the answer.
  • Sochi Gets a Visit from the La Taxa Nostra: All Olympic Medals are Subject to Federal Income Tax

    02/09/2014 11:36:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Somebody has to cover the cost of Sandra Fluke's contraceptives.  So, with that in mind, government mafia extortionists disguised as the IRS are eagerly awaiting the tally on Olympic gold, silver and bronze.  At the SOTU, Barack Obama said of the Sochi Olympics: "We believe in the inherent dignity and equality of every human being, regardless of race or religion, creed or sexual orientation." Then he said, "Next week the world will see one expression of that commitment when Team USA marches the red, white and blue into the Olympic stadium and brings home the gold."  Translation:  The president...
  • Be Prepared....

    04/19/2013 7:20:14 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 4/18/2013 | Me
    The almost non existent Obama during all this will suddenly show up and parade all the cops and investigators involved with this terror strike around DC town. The Media will gush about how well Obammy handled this situation, just like he had been there and caught the guy himself! Comparisons will be made between Bush's 9/11 and Obammys. Then the media "analysis" of what is wrong with America and how it turned an innocent little boy into a radical. Ive stocked up on Gin and antacids for the coming gushing media blitz about Obammy and his leadership.
  • Official: Production stopped on new medal [drone pilot award under review]

    03/12/2013 8:34:58 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    AP via Charter ^ | Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:58 AM EDT | PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The military has stopped production of a new medal for remote warfare troops as it considers complaints from veterans and lawmakers over the award, a government official said Tuesday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of the Distinguished Warfare Medal, which was to be awarded to troops who operate drones and use other technological skills to fight America's wars from afar. Announcement of the review is expected at a Pentagon news conference later Tuesday.
  • Veteran's Stolen WWII Medals Replaced by Fellow Marine

    12/22/2012 10:48:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NB San Diego ^ | Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 | Monica Garske, Tony Shin and Elena Gomez
    The war medals were stolen from a home in Vista sometime between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15San Diego County sheriff’s detectives are looking for the suspect or suspects responsible for stealing several World War II medals from a veteran's home in Vista. According to detectives, the war medals were stolen during a residential burglary in the 1000 block of Prospect Place sometime between November 27 and December 15. They were the only item taken from the home. The medals have no real monetary value, detectives said, but they do hold great sentimental value to the owner, a World War II...
  • Olympics 2012: Medal Count Proves US Is Still World's Most Dominant Athletic Country

    08/12/2012 6:23:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 08/12/2012
    The 2012 London Olympic Games have officially come to a close and, once again, the U.S. sits atop the medal count. In Beijing they did the same thing, but the host nation China made it interesting. America topped the Chinese by 10 in the overall medal count, but China earned 15 more gold medals than America—China had 51 and the U.S. had 36. However, in London, the U.S. reemerged as the dominant athletic country. The United States earned 104 medals, 15 more than any other country—China was second with 87. Plus, the Americans took back their lead in golds, winning...
  • North Korea's Key to Olympic Medals: Refrigerators For Winners, Labor Camps for Losers

    08/02/2012 12:31:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/2/12 | JOOHEE CHO
    North Korea's Olympic athletes are thrilling their countrymen with surprising success in winning medals and they are attributing their success to their Dear Leader Kim Jong Un. But others, including former North Korean athletes who have defected, suggest the success of the country's small contingent of athletes at the games may be the result of a policy of training them from a very young age at specialized schools, backed up by rewards like cars and refrigerators for winners and the threat of labor camps for losers. North Korea ranks 14th in the overall medal count, but fifth in terms of...