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house Bill H.R. 2170

Honoring the “Ghost Army” with a Congressional Gold Medal

Argument in favor

The Ghost Army’s contributions to the war effort during World War II deserve greater recognition, which a Congressional Gold Medal would provide. Not only that, but the bronze replicas would cover all the costs involved.

Anthony's Opinion
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10/31/2015
Not sure it's ever a bad thing to honor veterans
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Julie's Opinion
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10/31/2015
Also, the Tuskeegee Airmen and other groups of distinction!!
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AndrewGVN's Opinion
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11/02/2015
They should be honored for their sacrifice made to the US.
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Argument opposed

While it’s a nice gesture, a Congressional Gold Medal would need to be provided to many other military units from World War II if the Ghost Army receives one. The resources and effort could be better used elsewhere.

resistor's Opinion
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10/31/2015
First, an important effort or deed should be recognized in a timely manner, when still viewed in the context of its era, not decades later.
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Steven's Opinion
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11/01/2015
While honoring fallen heroes is a worthy cause. How about putting effort, legislation and money into supporting the vets we have now that are living in the streets.
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GrumpyMSgt's Opinion
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10/31/2015
Commendable, yes! Ask anyone under 30 about WWII and you're lucky if they can even provide the correct dates or name any leaders from that era. Perhaps it would be better to focus on current veterans being killed or injured in this Middle East boondoggle now to include Syria!
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    First, an important effort or deed should be recognized in a timely manner, when still viewed in the context of its era, not decades later.
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    While honoring fallen heroes is a worthy cause. How about putting effort, legislation and money into supporting the vets we have now that are living in the streets.
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    Commendable, yes! Ask anyone under 30 about WWII and you're lucky if they can even provide the correct dates or name any leaders from that era. Perhaps it would be better to focus on current veterans being killed or injured in this Middle East boondoggle now to include Syria!
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    Not sure it's ever a bad thing to honor veterans
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    Also, the Tuskeegee Airmen and other groups of distinction!!
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    They should be honored for their sacrifice made to the US.
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    Every members of the military should be recognized. THAT SHOULD BE DONE ALL THE TIME.
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    It's a nice thought. However, and I mean no disrespect to their contributions to the Allies victory over the Axis powers, they used their God given talents in a productive way to help the war effort. And while their efforts were different and fascinating, I'm not sure that they were anymore heroic than others who did menial work...i.e., the African-American and The Red Ball Express moving supplies and ammo - and made as much of an impact as well.
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    Let us honor these men who stood by justice in the world's darkest hour. Let us educate future generations of Americans about their hard work and committment to freedom. Let us also care for the veterans we have back home--if the bronze minting has a surplus of revenue, perhaps put that towards helping veterans start businesses?
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    You should honor ALL VETERNS in WWII
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    I don't think World War 2 veterans need to be honored anymore than we already do honor them, which is continuously. I think a true WW2 veteran would advise us to focus our energy and resources in present and future affairs.
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    As one of our military's first and most effective Special Operations units, they should finally get the recognition they deserve
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    I know what it's like to be shot at and have to watch your brother bleed to death!!! So you God Damn Right they deserve it.!!! Semper Fi....!!!
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    Too little, too late. There many Korean War Vets still living.. Give them the Congressional medal of honor. Give them at least what Congress makes, and the benefits they have.
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    The con argument sounds like the latest Republican attack on the military & veterans! Why is it that a party that wants eternal war & hates every country that is not in North America (excluding Mexico, of course!) despises those who actually fight in the endless wars & begrudges honoring them? Just honor these people and stop behaving like idiots!
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    Soldiers of that time offered the ultimate sacrifice. They have earned all honors.
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    Seems like the right thing to do. They should have recognized them decades ago - when most of them were still alive. Better late than never...
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    The time for this honor was at least 40 years ago. A great gesture but somewhat late. Honor should be bestowed following heroic deeds, not 70 years later. Most of the hero's immediate family have even passed.
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    I'm a little conflicted. It doesn't sound like these guys were in as much danger as other soldiers, but I like the idea of honoring warfare that was clever instead of brutal, and this group saved lives. I'm for it.
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    A little late.
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