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Army Ranger to get Medal of Honor for heroics in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Party Rooster, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/07/12/medal.of.honor/index.html
     
  2. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Please tell me something NOT amazing about this guy?

    - Shot through both legs
    - Loses hand picking up and tossing a LIVE grenade
    - Tourniquet's his OWN hand...THEN he calls for help.

    I mean fuck.
     
  3. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Looks like he got a pretty bad-ass, state of the art prosthetic too (That's him on the right):

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  4. Bluestreak

    Bluestreak This space intentionally left blank.

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    I think he may be squadmates with my neice's husband.
    He's also a Ranger based in GA.
    /CSB
     
  5. Buster H

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    I am guessing there might be more to the story. Yes, the guy is bad ass and yes his actions were heroic, but with the facts from the official story? That usually doesn't get you a MoH. Distinguished Service Cross or Silver Star? Definitely.
     
  6. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    let's give this man a hand for his bravery
     
  7. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Glad somebody else thought that too. Didn't really want to mention it for fear of coming off as disrespecting the guy. We went decades without giving out a MoH to an active duty military guy and now there's been two in the last year.

    He's going to be on Jon Stewart Thursday BTW, see if he talks more about it.
     
  8. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    on the flip side, we need a few living heroes just because we aren't blasting germans and frying japs doesn't mean we are not in an awful useless war. the guy lost an arm and took a bullet after years of service in country. i think he deserves it.
     
  9. Buster H

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    I can see that and I am not taking anything away from him. There's a reason why the large majority of MoH winners are awarded them posthumously. I am willing to give him the benefit of doubt though. For anyone that has worn the uniform of the United States, that medal is fucking sacred. I highly doubt his fellow Rangers would have nominated him if he didn't fully deserve it. I am just saying that there's got to be more to the story than what officially released.
     
  10. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    maybe he banged a few hookers in Haiti while he was at it ;)
     
  11. the max

    the max attempted murder? now honestly, what is that?

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  12. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    Might have been on a quick response mission for delta.
     
  13. Buster H

    Buster H Alt-F4
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    now that is cheating death!!!
     
  14. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    He really got Munsoned.
     
  15. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

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    he's basically been deployed since 9/11.

    Can they make his hand look less deader

    MoH? "whaa"
    Guess he fits the profile of whatever senior officials were looking for.
     

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