MOH Controversy

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  1. scoutpilot

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    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    One thing i feel is important to remember is that memory is tricky. Words and actions mix with nightmares and feelings; details are twisted by adrenaline and a story is often only described through personal perspective. The fact that videos surfaced in this instance is good, it allows them to see from a different perspective than they did that day. The brain is selective. Certain things are committed to memory and others are lost or demented. In any case, the actions taken by these men are worthy of valor, though a true investigative property will show if the exten of his actions were meritorous enough for the award he was given. I personally believe they released this story preemptively. These theories are not yet confoundedly supported by evidence, and that is where rumors and criticism thrive.
     
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    Also read an article the other day about some bad blood between Sgt. Meyer and (I can't recall the Captain's name who is getting the MOH today). This is not good. Whether the video is accurate or not, it's not good. One, or at least I, hate to see any controversy around an MOH.
     
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    Great article in Wired last year about memory. In short, it seems that our memories are actually quite fragile. When we remember something, we pull it out of our memory bank to access it in our conscious mind. We must then "re-write" it to our memory to save it. It turns out that accessing memories alters them each time.
     
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    My opinion, the real story is

    I expect people to have different memory and different views of the same event.

    The awarding of MOH supposed to be very rigorous, so the process should have resolved any memory differences.
     

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