Investigation shows the real reason the Army denied a soldier the Medal of Honor

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    This is a pretty interesting look behind the curtains of how the MoH is awarded. I think that what makes this worth a look is not that the MoH was denied despite the recommendations of virtually every Army and Marine GO in the chain of command - but that it was downgraded to the Silver Star rather than a DSC . The comments about the expectations of an NCO vs what would be expected of a lower ranking Soldier seems pretty off base to me IMHO.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ore-top-stories_checkpoint-9am:homepage/story
     
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  2. billyb

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    Very interesting article. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Sydney C.

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    Thanks for sharing. According to the logic on why the Sgt. wasn't awarded it...rank somehow automatically equates to leadership and some of their' "reasons" are lame at best. If I made this kind of argument in my organizations leadership meeting, I'd get tossed. Optics on this are really bad.
     
  4. MAJOROFSTLO

    MAJOROFSTLO Banned

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    Pretty outrageous but hardly a new phenomenon. There are innumerable stories where enlisted people got one award while officers involved in the same incident got a higher one, what a farce.
     

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