Four Decades Later, Vietnam War Hero Spec. Leslie Sabo Receives Medal of Honor - Yahoo! News THIS is the sort of thing that boils my piss. Because some bean counter mislaid the paperwork, the medal was not awarded on a timely basis and was nearly even out of consideration. Can you imagine the uproar if some drone in Whitehall did this with a recommendation for the VC? -------- One of President Bill Clinton's last official duties was to award even more delayed Medals of Honor to the family of Lt Col Theodore Roosevelt for his actions in the Spanish-American War (a hundred years after the fact). It is claimked his medal was never approved by the Secretary of War because he was so outspoken over the treatment of injured and sick troops. And he was. There were more casualties due to illness in Cuba than to enemy action. A second medal was presented to the ninety-three year old daughter of a black colour bearer for his actions one hundred thirty-seven years prior. It was claimed his medal was never awarded 'because someone fucked with the paperwork' [my words].