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Old 02-08-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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Talking Congressional Medal of Honor

I just found out last night that my Grandmother will be receiving the congressional medal of honor next month. She was in the one of the first group of women during World War II to earn their wings, class 44-W-2. She tested airplanes after they came out of maintenance and flew them before the cadets could fly them. Never thought I'd get meet anyone who has earned the award, let alone be a blood relative to one. Pretty exciting.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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That is so cool. I bet you are very proud. Congrats.
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Great, she must be quite a woman!
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:21 AM   #5
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That's awesome. My grandmother was a "Rosie the Riveter". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter
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congrats!!!! Thats awesome!!
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Congratulations! Tell her that I thank her for her service.
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Not to be a party pooper but are you sure it's the CMH? Most folks awarded the CMH are done postumously, as in KIA.
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Wow, that is truly amazing. See, that's something I've never heard of; stuff like that should be in the history books. Congratulations to your grandmother!
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Thats bad ass!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:25 AM   #11
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Not to be a party pooper but are you sure it's the CMH? Most folks awarded the CMH are done postumously, as in KIA.
positive, they awarding to her and other women who go their wings around her, as well as a few who were killed in the war. I'm not 100% positive of everyone who is receiving them so I don't want to comment fully.
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Not to be a party pooper but are you sure it's the CMH? Most folks awarded the CMH are done postumously, as in KIA.
You hit it on the head when you said "most" Doesn't HAVE to be posthumously awarded...just happens that a lot of folks do.

Congrats to the OP- Much respect for your grandma!!
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R U sure? The MOH has a requirement that combat actions be involved...unless something has changed. I thought you use to have to do something to get the NOBEL PRIZE to until Obama stepped up...in any event if it's true or not....your grandma is the greatest for the sacrifices she had to make and for doing the dangerous job as a test pilot...
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Congrats and tell her thank you for her service!
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Nation's greatest recognition of bravery, character, and selflessnes! Please pass congratulations to her. I would love to meet her sometime!
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Really, really cool.
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Thats one bad ass grandma you got!!!!
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Congratulations to your Grammy! It is likely that she is receiving a Congressional Gold Medal, rather than a Medal of Honor, but it is a worthy accomplishment nonetheless.
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R U sure? The MOH has a requirement that combat actions be involved...unless something has changed. I thought you use to have to do something to get the NOBEL PRIZE to until Obama stepped up...in any event if it's true or not....your grandma is the greatest for the sacrifices she had to make and for doing the dangerous job as a test pilot...

'Combat action' does not mean that you have to be shooting at something or getting shot at pal... to the OP thats cool as shit.... congrats to her
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