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Old 09-10-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default MOH for living soldier, first since Vietnam.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Militar...-since-Vietnam


Pretty good stuff, congratulations!
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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Cheers to this man.
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I think the MOH is the only Medal less desirable than the Purple Heart, definitely one I can live without ever receiving. My respect to anyone award the Medal though obviously.
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Good for him. He is very lucky to be one to receive it while still among the living.

A little tidbit, the city I was born and raised in, Leeds is the highest per capita MOH city in the US, with 3 MOH recipients in a city of just around 10,000 people. We have a very high population of WWII (or had, most have passed on) and Korea vets.
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The 173d guys from Vicenza have had a rough go the last few years in Afghan. It's nice to see them recognized for their sacrifices in stuff like the documentary Restrepo and now this non-posthumous MOH.

Being stationed in Italy isn't all that great when you're doing year on, year off deployments in remote mountain firebases.
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A man among men. Cheers to him.
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So many good things come along with being awarded the MOH good god...

ater authorizations created similar medals for other branches of the service.

The Medal of Honor confers special privileges on its recipients. By law, recipients have several benefits:[31][32][33]

* Each Medal of Honor recipient may have his or her name entered on the Medal of Honor Roll (38 U.S.C. 1560). Each person whose name is placed on the Medal of Honor Roll is certified to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as being entitled to receive the special pension of US$1,027 per month above and beyond any military pensions or other benefits for which they may be eligible. As of December 1, 2004, the pension is subject to cost-of-living increases.
* Enlisted recipients of the Medal of Honor are entitled to a supplemental uniform allowance.
* Recipients receive special entitlements to air transportation under the provisions of DOD Regulation 4515.13-R.
* Special identification cards and commissary and exchange privileges are provided for Medal of Honor recipients and their eligible dependents.
* Eligibility for interment at Arlington National Cemetery if not otherwise eligible.[34]
* Fully qualified children of recipients are eligible for admission to the United States military academies without regard to the nomination and quota requirements.[35]
* Recipients receive a 10% increase in retired pay under 10 U.S.C. 3991.
* Those awarded the medal after October 23, 2002 receive a Medal of Honor Flag. The law also specified that all 103 living prior recipients as of that date would also receive a flag. (14 U.S.C. 505).
* As with all medals, retired personnel may wear the Medal of Honor on "appropriate" civilian clothing. Regulations also specify that recipients of the Medal of Honor are allowed to wear the uniform "at their pleasure" with standard restrictions on political, commercial, or extremist purposes; other former members of the armed forces may do so only at certain ceremonial occasions.[36][37]
* Many states offer distinctive Medal of Honor vehicle license plates to recipients without additional charges or fees.[40][41][42][43][44][45]
* Living Medal of Honor recipients are often invited to Presidential inaugurations and accompanying festivities.


Lucky man..he is set for life.
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I don't know about set for life, but it will be a little easier on him.
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I know this is semantics, but luck had nothing to do with it. Lucky to be alive, maybe, but he earned this, it wasn't the lotto.
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I know this is semantics, but luck had nothing to do with it. Lucky to be alive, maybe, but he earned this, it wasn't the lotto.
I don't think anyone would argue that fact.
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Hell of an American. He deserves everything he got.
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