My book is for the military. I hide nothing. They all know that many have died for that medal. I am very, very proud of mine. I have it mounted on the wall and I polish it now and then.
I sell the majority of my books to service personnel. I hide nothing from them, yet they never write to me and say "why are you proud of your medal".
The men who earned their medals 'posthumously' will have family who are very proud of their sons or daughters GSM medal. I know you would not deny them their pride-would you?
It does not really matter what you say-I have earned mine and I shall remain proud of it. I would however like to draw your attention to the definition of the word 'decorated' as it is listed in the Collins, English Dictionary and Thesaurus containing 34,000 definitions and 75,000 Synonyms.
Dec'oratedInvested with medal etc).
I do however find it very interesting that I have since appearing on this site received more harassement than the civvis.
Ahhhhhh the band of Brothers. You are a moderator, I shall tread with stealth through 'your carefully placed and well hidden 'baited questions' and criticism-just as long as you know- I do not agree with you at all'.
Im not baiting you at all, all I a saying is that the General Service Medal (GSM) shouldnt be used as post nominal letters, otherwise those of us with more than 1 medal would have post noms falling off the page.