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OT: How dare they take the CMH way from this man
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 23, 2006 04:57PM
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I cannot believe there are people trying to strip this hero of WWII of his Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Re: OT: How dare they take the CMH way from this man
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: February 23, 2006 05:08PM
Who? Where did you hear this?
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Re: OT: How dare they take the CMH way from this man
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 23, 2006 05:14PM
Which morons want to do that?

I have always loved what he did. I certainly loved the TV show, but I have also read quite a bit about him, and know that he wasn't perfect by a long shot. But then again, many heroes aren't perfect.

Since the entire system of scoring kills requires confirmation from at least one other person, and at that time, they usually had gun camera footage (at least later in the war) so what can they be whining about? If they credited him back then, they should still stand today, unless one or more witnesses come forward and attest to the fact that they lied.

Every time the History Channel shows the 2 hour movie/TV pilot I always catch it. They actually used some Zeros during the filming for some aerial shots. I believe they were the last flyable Zeros in existance too.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/2006 05:16PM by Racer X.
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Re: OT: How dare they take the CMH way from this man
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 23, 2006 06:42PM
Smells like BS to me...
The taking his CMH away, that is.

To my knowledge, no congressional medal of honor has EVER been recinded.

Sometimes it takes DECADES to get one AWARDED...
So many that rightfully should have earned one were never honored ( Google for Carlos Hathcock some time... any man who stays on top of a burning armored personel carrier to throw his unconscious men off, suffering 3rd degree burns over most of his body, earned it... but he never recieved it.)


Now, there are some morons at Boyingtons alma-mater that don't think he should be honored with a statue there... but that's another story.






Paul F.
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Re: OT: How dare they take the CMH way from this man
Posted by: rob banzai
Date: February 23, 2006 10:54PM
Wha? Who's trying to take the medal?

He was a jerk, but the medal wasn't for being nice. smiling smiley
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Re: OT: How dare they take the CMH way from this man
Posted by: ADent
Date: February 24, 2006 01:46AM
The only thing I could find was this: [www.qando.net] .

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Re: OT: How dare they take the CMH way from this man
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 24, 2006 02:40AM
Paul F. Wrote:
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> Sometimes it takes DECADES to get one AWARDED...
> So many that rightfully should have earned one
> were never honored ( Google for Carlos Hathcock
> some time... any man who stays on top of a burning
> armored personel carrier to throw his unconscious
> men off, suffering 3rd degree burns over most of
> his body, earned it... but he never recieved it.)

Odd that you should happen to mention him on the anniversary of his death.



It is what it is.
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Re: OT: How dare they take the CMH way from this man
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 24, 2006 09:09AM
Not so odd...

He was well known in the competitive shooting world as an outstanding competitor, coach, and member of the Marine marksmanship unit in the 60's, before he was ever a Marine Sniper.

His son is also an active highpower competitor, and coach, and Marine.






Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Eureka, CA
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Re: OT: How dare they take the CMH way from this man
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 24, 2006 09:48PM
Considering that in a given year there is a 0.27% chance that you would randomly happen to mention a person on the anniversary of his death, yeah, it's kinda odd.



It is what it is.
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