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true American hero passed away

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Re: true American hero passed away

another illustration of the great divide that is tearing America apart. I am not sure what part is worse...that it is happening, or that half the people are not ashamed of the side they choose to be on.

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Truly the sadness is that the left have mortgaged there future in this country. The loan was made by the devil..Not sure of the interest rate yet... Sad to say, I am not sure we can end this moral decay that we are staring right in the face.....The young ones have been indoctrinated into a dark future.   

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The Robert Mueller III investigation is a troubling thorn in whatever narrative is going on. As a young man, Mueller certainly distinguished himself, but throughout my lifetime, he seems to have been either in the middle, or near by, virtually every major event that has transpired, from 9-11, to the subsequent war and torture in the middle east, to the questionable practices of his FBI, and now with the witchhunt of an investigation into President Trump's sex life and probable  coverups. (This occurring, of course, after failing in his authorized Russian election interference collusion probe.)

 

Mueller earned a bronze star in Vietnam, back when you had to do something heroic in a combat zone to get one, and before the terms of lessor men such as GW Bush and Barack Obama , when the military started giving them out to desk heros.

 

S. Air Force criteria controversy[edit]

In 2012, two female U.S. airmen were allegedly subjected to cyber-bullying after receiving Bronze Star Medals for meritorious non-combat service. The two airmen, who had received the medals in March 2012, had been finance NCOICs in medical units deployed to the War in Afghanistan. The awards sparked a debate as to whether or not the Air Force was awarding too many medals to its members, and whether the Bronze Star should be awarded for non-combat service.[19] This prompted the Air Force to take down stories of the two posted to the internet, and to clarify its criteria for awarding medals. The Air Force contended that meritorious service awards of the Bronze Star outnumber valor awards, and that it views awards on a case-by-case basis to maintain the integrity of the award.[20]

This is not the first time that the USAF has been criticized for offering this award. The Department of Defense investigated the award of the Bronze Star Medal (BSM) by the USAF to some 246 individuals after operations in Kosovo in 1999. All but 60 were awarded to officers, and only 16 of those awarded were actually in the combat zone. At least five were awarded to officers who never left Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. During this campaign, the Navy had awarded 69 BSMs, and the Army with 5,000 troops in neighboring Albania (considered part of the combat zone) awarded none.[21][22] In the end, there was a Pentagon review and decision by Congress in 2001 to stop the awarding of Bronze Stars to personnel outside the combat zone.[23]