The downside of joining the elite group of Medal of Honor recipients is that the currency to gain admission is generally one's life. You can win the medal. You can stay alive. You can't do both. Dakota Meyer, an exception to this rule, is the only Marine in the last four decades to win the Medal of Honor and live to tell the tale. Read my book review @ the American Spectator of Meyer's Into the Fire to discover what an amazing tale it is.
To paraphrase the Joker Ė this country needs an enema!
As things have gone since the chickification of America, itís nice to know that we still have some men who have the T to put whatís right in front of new military policies of politically correct stand down orders and decide not to allow those orders interfere with saving their comrades.
This is a great story but too far and few between. As with the ex-SEALs in Benghazi who were told to stand down by both military and civilian politicians but went forward anyway to attempt to save their fellow Americans, I think more of these stories will come out as there are still real men and heroes among us.
I think even with the chickification of America there are still plenty of heroic men out there. The problem is that live heroes tend to overshadow the puny men who get to decide the medal winners. Can't have that in the hallowed halls of Washington DC.
I was interested in a comparison of medals accumulated by Petraeus and Eisenhower. Petraeus, who was never in a combat area until in Afghanistan, has them plastered all over his chest (even had one made up just for him) while Ike displays about a quarter of what General Studmuffin has.
It could be easily argued that Eisenhower was a more important General in his time, yet, it appears he didnít have half the ego that some of our modern day commanders have.
Maybe if Petraeus had concentrated more on his job and less on his own self-aggrandizement and Johnson, he would have been more affective.
It's unfortunate that this is what passes for our new leaders.