Obama to Award 24 Medals of Honor


obama424 Army veterans, most of Hispanic or Jewish heritage, will be awarded the Medal of Honor in a mass ceremony on March 18. The awards are the result of a congressionally mandated review in order to ensure that eligible recipients were not overlooked due to prejudice. Only three of the 24 recipients are still living, and all have already received the Distinguished Service Cross, the second-highest military award.

The review was mandated as part of the 2002 National Defense Authorization Act and of the 24 veterans, eight fought in Vietnam, nine in Korea and seven in World War II. Read more at Fox News.

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  1. Mr.President,lovely gesture,really nice of you.But if you want to convince the majority of us yidden that there is no prejudice in the American system then how about releasing Sh.M.Rubashkin and J.Pollard from their outrageously long unjust disproportionate sentences which even most evil infamous murderers do not receive in this once upon a time “Goldener Medinah” which so proudly proclaimed its “Freedom for all” to all the immigrants arriving at Ellis Island.

  2. “who cares?”

    Every American ought to care. The Medal of Honor is given to a member of the American military who “distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty—

    (1) while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States;

    (2) while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or

    (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.”

    (In the distant past it was possible for civilians to receive the Medal of Honor; a civilian female surgeon was given the award for service during the American civil war and several civilian scouts including Buffalo Bill Cody were given the award for service during the Indian wars.)

    Unfortunately, in the past, minority soldiers faced discrimination and their valor was not recognized. Presidents Clinton and Bush both ordered reviews of the records and awarded Medals of Honor (mostly posthumously) to numerous black and Japanese-American soldiers, most notably Sen. Daniel Inouye. Bush also gave a delayed Medal of Honor to Tibor Rubin, a Hungarian Jewish holocaust survivor, for his bravery during the Korean War; Rubin’s superior officer was an anti-Semite and gave Rubin suicide missions in an attempt to get him killed. Rubin was captured and served 30 months in a North Korean POW camp. Incredibly, he is still alive. President Obama’s actions continue these attempts to right past injustices.


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