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Old 05-16-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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Much debate has been raised regarding the use of the word Hero. I think it applies in this case.


GI killed in Vietnam War to get Medal of Honor | White House News | Political News | Comcast

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is awarding the Medal of Honor to a Pennsylvania Army specialist killed in combat in 1970 while serving as a rifleman in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

The White House says Spec. Leslie H. Sabo Jr. will receive the medal posthumously for heroic action when his platoon was ambushed by North Vietnamese forces in 1970 near the village of Se San in eastern Cambodia.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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The ceremony honoring this Screaming Eagle is scheduled for 3:10 pm ET. Today. The cable new channels usually carry Medal of Honor ceremonies.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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The ceremony honoring this Screaming Eagle is scheduled for 3:10 pm ET. Today. The cable new channels usually carry Medal of Honor ceremonies.

I plan on watching.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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I plan on watching.
Know any online sites where it will be shown? I want to catch it at lunch time. It's good to see a fallen hero get the recognition he deserves.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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What a incredible story.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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The ceremony honoring this Screaming Eagle is scheduled for 3:10 pm ET. Today. The cable new channels usually carry Medal of Honor ceremonies.
Yes, it is on now


Very moving.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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Excellent. I was wondering about the delay and see it was lost paperwork.

One of my all-time favorite MOH winners....who also had to wait a long time.....incredible story.

Tibor Rubin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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Excellent. I was wondering about the delay and see it was lost paperwork.]
There's also the possibility that this was conveniently forgotten because it happened in Cambodia.

(Thanks for the other link, BTW.)
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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This is great news but why is it Political or Controversial?
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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Excellent. I was wondering about the delay and see it was lost paperwork.

One of my all-time favorite MOH winners....who also had to wait a long time.....incredible story.

Tibor Rubin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'm kinda partial to this guy, but only because he lived in my neck of the woods: Vernon Baker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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