Oh dear...the country cousins screw up.


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a police officer testifying at the George Zimmerman murder trial was wearing military ribbons.

She reports that Workman noticed two ribbons in particular — the World War II Army of Occupation Medal and the Defense Distinguished Service Medal.

"Workman got a hold of [The Sanford Police Department] and said they told him they didn’t have their own awards system, so they went to the Army-Navy store around the corner and picked out Defense Department military ribbons to fit their own format. The WWII was selected, the police department official told Workman, because they knew there weren’t many veterans from that period alive so they didn’t think people would notice."

The World War II Army of Occupation (Germany) Medal was authorized to be awarded as late as 1990 for persons who served in Berlin. I expect there are quite a few vets who have it. Poor research skills on the part of the simple servant for the police department who was trying to come up with a DoD ribbon he(or she) could use for their civilian agency's awards program.
I would have thought our Jubilee bling would have been ideal for US Plod!
FFS! Commercial firms that manufacture police badges also produce enamel-on-metal ribbons - in colours to suit the department. Cheap bastards!
Surely what's worse is the fact that someone thought they needed a fruit salad for credibility.
Yeah, be interesting to know what these 'medals' were awarded for. I'm guessing embarassingly trivial stuff if their police have their own decorations for bravery, long service, etc.
Silly buggers.
I'm an advocate of the brown envelope of service recognition.
I'm an advocate of the brown envelope of service recognition.

Completely agree. Sod the bling or Commendations / Certificates etc (how feckin useless are they?) I would rather be given a ton and a note saying 'Well Done, now go and get pissed'.

Mark The Convict

She's even showing you her favoured dogging site. There's not a moment to waste, pack your sketch pad and pencil and get cracking, man!

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