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Originally posted by traderjack
What would seem to be needed would be someone with a heavy ground combat background, an infantry soldier with a strong knowledge of COIN. But, I'm no expert.
During Vietnam he was a junior officer and probably did see combat. While officers can put themselves in for ribbons, he was junior enough during that time where he probably didn't and it was his CO that put him in for it. Also, just because an officer does put himself in for a medal does not mean he does not deserve it. Case in point: On Mullen's wikipedia page an Army Captain is getting the Silver Star. Does it mean because he could reccomend himself for it he doesn't deserve it?
Originally posted by benrl
So i guess people who serve in the Navy arnt American enough? Nor people who have the intelligence and education to become officers?
U.S. Military units were individually cited for award of the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross; however, the Vietnamese Government issued the award to all units subordinate to Military Assistance Command (MACV) during the period 8 February 1962 and 28 March 1973
Originally posted by BorgHoffen
reply to post by rcwj75
You are missing the point.
The CJCS, should be a huge bastard.
Who could kick the feck out of anyone.
Think about it for a moment before you "Ugh"
This pansy, is going to launch the nukes.
He shouldn't get to do that, for just showing up.
He more than likely does gay Bill Gates funny hand dancing.