Living soldier considered for MOH

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  1. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom 10-Year Member

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38032803/ns/us_news-washington_post/

    Good!!
     
  2. Zaphod

    Zaphod 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    Hey, if they guy EARNED it, GIVE IT TO HIM! :thumb:
     
  3. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    Of the 851 Medals of Honor awarded since December 7, 1941 there are 90 living recipients. Their average age is 75. There have been many discussions and questions about the current award procedure.
     
  4. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

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    I'm glad to see that they are apparently recognizing this soldier. The MoH stands pretty much outside my comprehension- I have a hard reading the citations of previous winners without being in awe and disbelief at every one of them. They are unbelievable acts of bravery and sacrifice fom amazing men- I salute them all .
     
  5. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

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    It would be nice to read the story of an MOH without the words POSTHUMOUSLY printed in the context of the article.

    If I am correct I think the youngest living MOH is in his 50's now.
     
  6. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    That would be Colonel Gordon Roberts, USA, and he's still in uniform.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Ray_Roberts

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  7. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

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    Much better that the "Restraint" medal they're talking about....



    http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/05/12/military.restraint.medal/index.html
     
  9. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Correct sir!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
    (He's 60)
     
  10. xchefmike

    xchefmike 5-Year Member

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    It is about Time!

    I would also like to see Marcus Luttrell considered for the MOH as well. Hell of a Seal and a great role model.
     

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