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Panetta announces medal for drone pilots

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posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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hi all

So there gonna give medals to drone pilots I dont see how sitting behind a computer screen in absolutly no danger at all can warent someone getting a medal.

Officials said the new medal will be the first combat-related award to be created since the Bronze Star in 1944 . AFor guys sitting behind there computer screen

im pretty good at Halo maybe I can earn a medal

usnews.nbcnews.com...

They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens.

But the troops that launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now their battlefield contributions may be recognized.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Wednesday that for the first time the Pentagon is creating a medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but do it from afar.

edit on 13-2-2013 by goou111 because: (no reason given)

edit on 13-2-2013 by goou111 because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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