I AM DISGUSTED! Defense Secretary Panetta is thinking of awarding medals to drone operators that would have a standing higher than even the bronze star with a 'V' awarded to combat veterans who risked their lives of which my husband was one (purple heart and 5 bronze stars, one with a 'V' as well as another with an arrowhead).
HOW DARE HE!
Why not just devalue the medals all those brave men were awarded and award a special medal to the president for all the risks he took on the golf course since we are talking about absurdity.
|Expressing Concern Over Status Of Combat Valor Medal|
I was concerned to hear that the Pentagon has reportedly decided to rank a new medal for drone operators and others not in direct ground combat above some long-standing combat valor medals. This week I wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asking for his rationale on this decision.
The new Distinguished Warfare Medal will be awarded to pilots of unmanned aircraft, cyber war experts and personnel involved in combat operations who are neither physically present nor in a war zone facing risks of traditional combat service participants. According to recent news articles, in the military's "order of precedence" of various medals, the Distinguished Warfare Medal is slated to be ranked above some traditional combat valor medals such as the Bronze Star with valor device.
WHAT NEXT: Maybe even turn this hallowed ground into a golf course.