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Medal of Honor awarded

Post by johno » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:27 pm

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as "the essence of true heroism," one still engaged in a battle against the lingering emotional fallout of war.

Carter risked his life to save an injured soldier, resupply ammunition to his comrades and render first aid during intense fighting in a remote mountain outpost four years ago.
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The battle, one of the fiercest of the war in Afghanistan, occurred while Carter was stationed at Command Outpost Keating in the eastern part of the country. The roughly 53 U.S. troops at the outpost were at first overpowered by 300 or more Taliban fighters. But despite overwhelming numerical odds and "blizzards of bullets and steel," Carter and his fellow soldiers "pushed the enemy back. The soldiers retook their camp."

In February, Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on another survivor of that firefight, former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha. It was the first time since the Vietnam War that two living soldiers of the same battle were presented with the Medal of Honor.
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Post by Sua Sponte » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:43 am

Never underestimate the much maligned, often disrespected, usually forgotten, seldom praised, basic issue grunt.

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Pretty remarkable backstory for this guy.
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No doubt which end he represents. A man worth celebrating.
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=D> :cheers:
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Re: Medal of Honor awarded

Post by knuckles » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:44 am

One really bitchin aspect of haveing that honor is every Tom, Dick and Harry no matter what rank ,has to salute that gentleman right there.

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Post by Andy83 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:05 am

A well deserved honor for the soldier but the way Obama handles these presentations disgusts me. He doesn't know jack shit about anything military. Doesn't even know how to salute.
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Post by Bob Wildes » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:21 am

Sua Sponte wrote:Never underestimate the much maligned, often disrespected, usually forgotten, seldom praised, basic issue grunt.
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That is what Alvin York and Audie Murphy were. Enough said. :prayer:
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Post by kreator » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:39 pm

knuckles wrote:One really bitchin aspect of haveing that honor is every Tom, Dick and Harry no matter what rank ,has to salute that gentleman right there.

There's a special exception for the TSA though.

http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/02/27/war.hero.cnna/

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Post by Bob Wildes » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:54 pm

kreator wrote:
knuckles wrote:One really bitchin aspect of haveing that honor is every Tom, Dick and Harry no matter what rank ,has to salute that gentleman right there.

There's a special exception for the TSA though.

http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/02/27/war.hero.cnna/
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Re: Medal of Honor awarded

Post by Turdacious » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:44 pm

kreator wrote:
knuckles wrote:One really bitchin aspect of haveing that honor is every Tom, Dick and Harry no matter what rank ,has to salute that gentleman right there.

There's a special exception for the TSA though.

http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/02/27/war.hero.cnna/
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Re: Medal of Honor awarded

Post by johno » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:32 am

Turdacious wrote: retired Colonel (enlisted 11B in Vietnam)
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