My son is putting his life on the line forhis country. I don't believe someone sitting in a room at a control panel should get a higher honor than the one's in combat.
There are several non-valor medals that outrank the Purple Heart, as well as the Silver Star and the Bronze Star, such as the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Medals of each branch. Nobody is complaining about those non-valor awards outranking valor awards and these medals are only awarded to General officers upon completion of a command rotation or retirement - no combat required.
Mark Schmitt ---MANY of us COMBAT VETS have complained about the medals you mentioned---and you see where IT GOT US--THOSE who ren our GOVT are as stupid as a BOX of rocks one day these FOOLISH MEDALS will be reduced to where they really belong--just above the GOOD CONDUCT !
No, you didn't complain. And if you did, you didn't complain nearly as badly as anyone is now - and it's because why? We're the most requested air asset on the battlefield. Not the A-10, not the F-15E, not the AC-130 gunship. It's the RPA - the MQ-1's and MQ-9's.
Again, it's not a valor medal. Take the time to actually READ the criteria for the medal, it specifically spells it out. Regardless, the precedent already exists that non-valor medals outrank valor medals.
Where's the petition to keep these drones out of American skies? The medal is one thing only effecting the pride of foot soldiers but drones over our neighborhoods effects the liberties we soldiers fight for.
I believe those who face the countrys enemy should be given the highest of medals cause they expose themselves to more ans yes the drones do thier share to make sure that those facing the enemy survive as well as possible they deserve a medal as well for being part of a team effort but not higher than the one facing death or worse.
there is no doubt that politicians are getting stupid, it does not make any sense to value the new medal above the purple heart, or any other combat medal, these politicians should go on a tour of duty for 1 year so they can see and feel for themselves what is like to be in combat." IDIOTS".
A medal for someone in a "far away from the war zone - in a safe place"? I think NOT! Soon these panty-wearing liberals will be giving out medals for "thinking kind thoughts about the enemy"! NO MEDALS FOR DRONE OPERATORS!
CMH's were given to members of the 7th Cavalry for their Slaughter of Innocent Lakota Children, Women & Elders at Wounded Knee. Giving these Video Gamers (who, most often "Accidenily Kill" Innocent Civilians) any Medals, is akin, to those given to the 7th Cavalry, at Wounded Knee.....It Is An Abomination!
Having served in Viet Nam and receiving the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and others I am.
totally against these Drone operators getting higher awards or even the same for not even.
stepping on the battlefield.Sorry but I don't agree and I don't think anyone else will either.
Being exposed to hostile fire, and losing your life as to being behind a desk with computer imagining are two different animals. I do not agree that drone operators should be given higher awards. If this is happening now, it is only to give these people a "boost" so they can start using the drones on the American people. V for valor, was given to my brother in Nam, having half your back ripped off and still firing a morter gun trying to save your troop in a firefight is honor worthy, of a...
Being exposed to hostile fire, and losing your life as to being behind a desk with computer imagining are two different animals. I do not agree that drone operators should be given higher awards. If this is happening now, it is only to give these people a "boost" so they can start using the drones on the American people. V for valor, was given to my brother in Nam, having half your back ripped off and still firing a morter gun trying to save your troop in a firefight is honor worthy, of a higher medal. Hagel is a serial killer of the worst as far as I am concerned. No high award metal's for drone operator's. I oppose this.
Time to clean house! Bunch of fu(k!n idiots! People risk there lives to be a American and to fight on the battle field to help us a a country to be free and united! People for got where this country has come from! What happens to GOD PRAYERS LIBERTY HEROS just people you wanted to look up to!! Praying for our country!! Be patriots people and earn yor spot just like the next man.
Wow everyone! I'm surprised at how nasty some people are. We all have our own opinions, can't we just "argue" our point a little better?