by Allen West on Facebook
And in the latest effort to diminish the heroic achievements of those who risk their life and limb in combat on behalf of our nation and its citizens, the Pentagon is creating a new medal for cyber and drone wars. While I believe those who operate drone strikes in support of combat operations should be recognized, I cannot understand presenting an award ranked higher than a Bronze Star for someone who never sets foot in a combat zone, where no personal risk is involved. We’re just making up medals now. This is not kids’ t-ball where you get a ribbon for just showing up. This is warfare. Remember the proposed “Combat Restraint Medal” for troops in combat that did not engage the enemy? We are losing our collective minds and are blazing a trial to our nation’s surrender and eventual demise.
- New medal for drone pilots outranks Bronze Star (usatoday.com)
- New Medal higher than bronze star (jbsanctuary.wordpress.com)
Read the article on Yahoo and my first though was what a slap to the face of all who served in direct combat. Diminishes their service and sacrifice.