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Originally posted by kyred
I have another thought. I only met one Medal of Honor recipient during my career in the army. I know Audie Murphy was one and deservedly so. But most Medals of Honor are given to military people who died doing extraordinary actions. I know it's an honor to receive one, but I have witnessed an action that surely deserved a Medal of Honor but the soldier only received a bronze star. Meanwhile, higher ranking individuals who did nothing heroic or even were involved in fire fights received silver stars with the additional award for heroism. WTF?
The one living Medal of Honor recipient I met was a true hero for sure, but during the time I knew him, he was given a dishonorable discharge because he came up hot on a urine test for THC. Silly ain't it? Yeah, a few weeks earlier, while on leave he smoked a joint. If ever I needed someone to back me up in a fire fight, it would have been this guy, stoned or not. He was a well-honed military machine. Heck, knowing this guy, I would have been the one backing him up from the safety of cover.
I never did see a Medal of Honor up close. I only saw this guy in his
Class A's which displayed ribbons only, not the medals. Medal of Honor winners receive extra income for the honor. I wonder if this payment stopped upon his tossing out of the army.
I'm going to google Medal of Honor and take a look at them.
S&F for this.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by spikey
What do you mean "to the center"? Regardless of how the anchor was attached to the ribbon, if the star was upright it would be hanging from one point.
Originally posted by dooper
The Medal of Honor is the most beautiful decoration I've ever seen.
And since it's design was long ago, I seriously doubt it has any sinister meaning.
Certainly not a sinister purpose.