FutureRANGER said:Did anyone mention that her rifle jammed? I'm inferring it was not properly cleaned (if at all). She herself said after her rifle jammed she collapsed on her knees and starting crying and praying (SPORTS anyone?) Those who can't handle the stress of combat should not be in the military.
Who’s eligible for the Bronze Star?
A. Authorized by Executive Order 9519, (Bronze Star Medal), Feb. 4, 1944, superseded by Executive Order 11046.
B. Awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguishes himself after 6 December 1941, by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight, under any of the following circumstances:
(1) While engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.
(2) While engaged in military operations involving conflict with an op-posing foreign force.
(3) While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
C. When the Bronze Star is awarded for heroism, a bronze letter "V" (for valor) is worn on the suspension and service ribbon of that medal.
Bronze Star Medal Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service not involving aerial flight.
Additional awards are denoted by oak leaf clusters. The "V" device is worn when the Bronze Star Medal is awarded for heroism.
Heroic? Not hardly. Meritious achivement or service? Did she merit it? Did her actions do anything to merit it? I think not. She was knocked unconcious after failing to fire her weapon and captured. Unable to resist, not even presented with a situation where she could resist, short of initially firing her weapon. She was bedridden in a hospital.