About Bush photographed wearing Medal he wasn't awarded!
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Bush photographed wearing Medal he wasn't awarded! info
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Ironside, I agree 110% with you concerning the wearing of unearned medals and decorations.
Apparently it is a unit citation, as far as I can tell, and may have been awarded later - even if for a day, he would have been eligible. The article is unclear as to when it was awarded. There is another ribbon similar in colour and pattern that the AF has, perhaps one of our resident zoomies can expound.
If Bush is in fact wearing a ribbon he did not earn, then yes, he is wrong. Does he belong on the phony veterans site? No, I do not think so.
Bush, for the most part has kept quiet and reserved concerning his military service. He has not been boastful, nor a braggart - he has not attempted to influence the American people into believing him a hero.
He hasn't plastered it on his website, nor mentioned it in any of his campaign speeches. Most of all, he hasn't claimed his military service or that any award or ribbon has made him a better President of the United States.
It's easy to get confused with unit citations. It isn't easy to get confused with combat awards and certainly not ones for valour.
On the whole, Bush has been attacked for his military service just as much as Kerry, there is no need to reach far and wide to attempt to "equal the playing field." And reaching, is exactly what this is about.
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I think you will find people support him for his policies, not his service, which RnderSafe said, he has never come and and boasted about.
What are you trying to gain from these posts. You have made several against this man, and they have lead to people just flaming each other. Furthermore, you've posted this topic In at least two places here, and it seems like your following a pattern with the way you type your messages. That's all I will say, I know I cause problems too.
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No worries. This is a valid topic that is currently circulating the presses at the moment. And I am positive there will be no "flaming" in this topic.
Everyone is welcome to their views on this site .. left or right or in-between. And everyone else is welcome to counter their comments/opinions/posts civilly.
A kindler, gentler RnderSafe
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I used to wear my uncle's 'nam uniform... does that mean I belong on the phony veterans site?
When my end comes, I wish it to come to me while I fight for my family's rights.
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I have found a big problem with reservist wearing medals/ribbons that they have not earned. Soldiers in the reserves will wear a medal/ribbon if someone in the command tells them so without looking for themselves. Last month, I made a soldier take off the American Campaign Medal. Someone in his command said he had earned it for being in Iraq. The American Campaign Medal was given out at the end of WWII
I know on active duty, you must prove you have earned everything on your uniform to your squad leader. I wish the reserves followed that rule.
So just because Bush may be wearing a medal he did not actually earn does not make him a liar and a phony.
"The best form of taking care of troops is first-class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties." Erwin Rommel
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I agree with RnderSafe, GWB has not really mentioned his military service, at least not enough for me to notice. John Kerry screamed it out on one of his first campain speeches from what I saw.
I don't like that site, for some reason it reminds me of a tabloid... full of b******t.
Why must we hate one another? Well no matter what we gotta live together. - Hootie
Semper Fi, Nathan!
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I wear Marine Corps utility shirts alot of the time. so should i be on phony veterans also?
like Damien said "'nuff said"
The Devil wanted a refund on my soul; I told him all sales final.
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RnderSafe, maybe you're correct. Perhaps the phonyveteran website is more for those that go way overboard on the expeditions.
I think we know why Pres. Bush has been quiet about his service. Not only did he jump 500 names to join a champaign unit to duck Vietnam, but there are serious questions as to his last two years in Alabama.
Not only can the opposition remember Kerry in Vietnam they remember an exact battle he fought in.
Nobody can remember Bush in Alabama and nobody can produce a picture with him at the time either.
Why is it the Veteran's aren't bothered by this?
Please, try to be objective here.
Let's take Kerry's and Bush's military records and reverse them. Can you imagine the way the Right would be carrying on?
Kerry was in Vietnam.
Kerry saved an American soldier's life.
Kerry killed a Cong.
Bush ducked Vietnam.