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    Every time I read a story of a MOH recipient and their actions to be awarded such an honor, I am beside myself in awe at the sheer braveness of these people. Unfortunately it seems some have received the award far too late. If there is one group of individuals that "clank" when they walk, it's MOH recipients! ;)
     

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    The men that earned the MoH deserve more than a piece of metal and some ribbon in my opinion. What's even more sad is the fact that he had to "hawk" his medals to some collector to afford to live. We should take better care of our vets.
     

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    The men that earned the MoH deserve more than a piece of metal and some ribbon in my opinion. What's even more sad is the fact that he had to "hawk" his medals to some collector to afford to live. We should take better care of our vets.

    I could not agree more with this statement.

    We need to reward those who have served so that the rest of us can walk freely through the streets instead of handing out Government checks to those who choose not to get off of their ass and participate.

    The tail has wagged the dog long enough if you ask me.
     

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    Vets

    I'm a Vietnam Disabled Vet but I'm almost ashamed to say so. I spent 2 months in a VA hospital after I got out of Nam for agent orange problems. Since then I've been healthy as a horse. Many vets were not so lucky.

    A hunting buddy of mine from San Marcos turned out to be a real shocker to me. I've known him for 28 years and we've tipped many a glass together. It wasn't until we were at the deer lease...just the two of us around the campfire...drinking a little too much Jack and water...when he divulged that he held 2 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. I doubt more than a handfull of people outside of his immediate family even know this. He never talks about it. I've found that most of the guys that brag about their military service probably spent all of it stateside behind a typewriter.

    So here's to all the Veterans everywhere...from any era....thanks for a job well done.
    Rick
     

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    Thank you sir for your service to our country. This is one young person that is not clueless (like so many are these days unfortunately) and has great respect for the sacrifices you've made.
     

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    I'm a Vietnam Disabled Vet but I'm almost ashamed to say so.

    Nothing dishonorable about serving your country, it's certainly more than I can say for myself. Bear in mind that most deaths in the wars before antibiotics, rapid transport, and medics were caused by disease. Those men are still honorable because it is about your actions, not medals. Anyone that believes you should be shameful for being disabled should be beaten for their treasonous tongue.
     

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    Nothing dishonorable about serving your country, it's certainly more than I can say for myself. Bear in mind that most deaths in the wars before antibiotics, rapid transport, and medics were caused by disease. Those men are still honorable because it is about your actions, not medals. Anyone that believes you should be shameful for being disabled should be beaten for their treasonous tongue.

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    They should be beaten with their OWN treasonous tongue!
     

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    I have never served in the service, they wouldnt take me ( I was blind as a bat without my glasses and only correctable to 20-40 in the good eye). but my dad served in WW II. I know we owe those who serve more than we can pay, but it is about time we try a little more to pay them s little of what we owe.
    thank you all for what you do and did for this land. God bless
     

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    My Uncle served in WWII, and I was luck enough to become friends with a close friend of his who served with him. Later, this gentleman died, and during his funeral, his son related that going through his dad's things, he discovered that his dad was the recipient of THREE Bronze Stars for acts of Valor in WWII. No one in the family had a clue!
     

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    My Grandfather served in the US Army starting back in 1909 and fought Pancho Villa. He was then sent to France during WWI. My dad (his son) is retired Air Force and retired as a squadron commander of F4 Phantoms. He is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam war. I was in the Navy right at the end of the Vietnam war (I never saw combat). So, my Dad's dad was in the Army, my dad was in the Air Force, I was in the Navy, so that means my son will have to be a Marine! He is 16 and plans on being a Nuclear Engeneer. He just doesn't seem to be too keen on the Marine idea.:rolleyes: I have the greatest respect for our men and women in the armed forces. I was raised in the military and know these people well.
    A pic of my Grandfather and his brother--

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Chaos_l2eaper/PicsforBF200005.jpg

    A machine gunner--
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Chaos_l2eaper/PicsforBF200009.jpg

    An Ambulance crossing the Rio Grande in 1911--
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Chaos_l2eaper/PicsforBF200008.jpg

    My dad in his F4's
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Chaos_l2eaper/2-10-2008_014.jpg

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Chaos_l2eaper/2-10-2008_012.jpg

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Chaos_l2eaper/2-10-2008_004.jpg

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Chaos_l2eaper/PicsforBF200002.jpg

    And the ship I lived and served on--
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Chaos_l2eaper/lst1191_6.jpg

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Chaos_l2eaper/lst1191_5.jpg

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Chaos_l2eaper/lst1191_1.jpg
     
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