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Medal of Honor

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sapper, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. sapper

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    Sends chills down my spine to think about the sacrifice he made.

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    First one to a Marine since Vietnam. Randy Shughart and Gary Gordon were awarded Medals of Honor posthumously for Somalia. I think that a soldier in Iraq was also awarded one, or at least recommended for one.
     
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    AFAIK this is the first in Iraq. There was a Navy SEAL who died recently doing the same thing.. in Iraq. He earned one also IMO... we'll see if he actually gets it. IMO there have probably been a lot of guys who have earned them in Afghanistan or Iraq but haven't got them. Same is true with all wars I suppose. On Iwo they gave out 23... they could have given out 123 without discrediting what the Medal of Honor is all about. Sometimes there isn't a good (or living) witness... sometimes there is some kind of issue between the guy who should get such a medal and his CO or something... kinda sucks.

    At any rate, the Marine Corps is what it is because of guys like Cpl Dunham. A lot of people I have met don't understand what would make a guy do something like that... those people more than likely have never been part of such a brotherhood... forged in war, and bathed in blood. There is no closer bond in the human experience than that between brother warriors.

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    I'm going to move this one to the Lounge, brothers......
     
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    I was there at the dedication ceremony for the Museum. The President gave a great speech on him (brought tears to this man's eyes) and on the Marines as a whole. It was a fantastic day.

    I am glad to have been a part of the construction of the Museum. It is an amazing place, a true treasure. Everyone should go and see how great it really is. Lots of cool stuff to see and very realistic.

    www.usmcmuseum.org

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    x2 definetly.
     
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    This is the first Marine one in Iraq, but is the second of the war. The first went to an Army Plt Sgt who held off a bunch of Iraqi's from a disabled Bradley till support arrived. I believe his name was Smith
     

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