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VFW slams Pentagon´s drone
medal, complains it would
outrank Purple Heart

Fox News, by Barnini Chakraborty

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/14/2013 5:48:46 PM

WASHINGTON – America’s largest combat veterans group is worried the creation of a new medal for drone strikes and cyber-warfare could bestow higher honor on those using a joystick to kill terrorists than soldiers wounded on the battlefield. The Distinguished Warfare Medal, announced Wednesday, would rank higher than the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, which is given to servicemembers killed or wounded in battle. The new medal would rank immediately below the Distinguished Flying Cross. But to some, like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, creating a non-combat medal


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/14/2013 5:55:14 PM     (No. 9176868)

obama administration at its dummest.

I once knew a Korean War Vet who told me he declined TWO purple Heart Medals. He had told his mother back home, that he had a "desk" job. Didn´t want to upset her.

Barky, can you please take a NASA missle to an unknown solar system. And do not come back. We DO NOT WANT YOU HERE!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimS, 2/14/2013 5:59:52 PM     (No. 9176876)

Since, as we know from Obama, he personally meets with the NSA, CIA, and Joint Chiefs every day to review that day´s "Kill List" of drone targets, should we be surprised if Obama awards the first Distinguished Warfare Medal to.....
Barack Hussein Obama

He is becoming more of a tin pot dictator every day, so why not?
Generalissimo Hussein

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Tanker76, 2/14/2013 6:03:08 PM     (No. 9176886)

Nice to know this ranks higher than the Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf Cluster and V device and Purple Heart my dad earned in Viet Nam during two tours as a helicopter pilot...........

The military already has awards for this - the Army has the ARCOM and MSM and the other services have comparable awards.

This is totally unnecessary.......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smoolie, 2/14/2013 6:21:08 PM     (No. 9176908)

Unnecessary yes, but now some paper pushing officer can pad the old resume on the new award they designed and got authorized. This is the same reason the uniforms change every other year.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/14/2013 6:26:39 PM     (No. 9176914)

There were articles about geral petraeus, pointing out that the huge amount of ribbons he displayed were all non combat related.
I would classify this new award as non combat related. If you are a combat medic, you recieve a medal for that (used to be in the shape of a stretcher) but if you are back at the hospital, doing good work, you are not eligible for the medal, because you were not physically exposed to the dangers of combat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gonavy, 2/14/2013 6:31:59 PM     (No. 9176922)

#5 nailed it!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SGMIsles, 2/14/2013 6:33:54 PM     (No. 9176927)

How about an award for having to serve under this administration?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: iamtinman, 2/14/2013 6:49:38 PM     (No. 9176953)

Medals are normally used to reward valor on the battlefield not for skill with a joystick or the ability to sit in a chair for long stretches at a time. This kind of "pat on the back" prize is for dogs and horses, not for men! You want a medal, join the infantry and volunteer for combat. Oh and don´t accept a purple heart for a piece of rice in your butt and claim to be a war hero. We already have one of those maggots!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 2/14/2013 7:04:12 PM     (No. 9176972)

Viet Nam vet and I am afraid I have to agree with the VFW. But then in the past two years we have openly gays in the military and most recently ground combat arms opened up to women. Not because we need women in combat, but because it isn´t fair that the guys who daily put their lives on the line in combat may get promoted quicker than a non-combat type.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hicksvillekid59, 2/14/2013 7:35:14 PM     (No. 9177015)

I agree with #7. It should have brown and yellow stripes. Brown for the bovine excrement that this administration is and yellow for the cowardly way this administration acts. See:Bengazhi, North Korea, Iran, China, Israel and many others.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Achilles, 2/14/2013 7:52:55 PM     (No. 9177061)

Hey, why stop with the drone medal? Let´s give all the REMF´s medals for bravery and dictate that the REMF medal is equal to medals given to folks getting shot at. Civilians should get medals too for playing video games. It is just the same as combat.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/14/2013 10:38:10 PM     (No. 9177295)

As a rule, #5, combat medics don´t need an ´extra´ medal. Many of them already come home with well-deserved Silver Stars and Purple Hearts...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/15/2013 5:28:17 AM     (No. 9177497)

Downgrade the Purple Heart...that´s the whole object isn´t it? It´s like public education now - a trophy for everyone.

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