US Decorations

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by Cutaway, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    An eighteen year old Pte has just won the US Army's first Silver Star in Iraq.

    While not wishing to belittle this man's actions, when I look at the bumf from Mil.Com I can't help wondering about the way in which these medals are issued.
    Does the US Army have a different set of criteria to the Navy, Marines and Air Force, or has they not had the opportunity to 'prove' themselves as much ?
    It couldn't be political, could it......?

    While I realise that there is a plethora of campaign gongs issued to squaddies now, we're not handing out the same quantity of valorious decorations, so what do you think the Bobby is with the Septics ?
    Does the quantity they've issued reduce their value ?




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