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Congressional Medal of Honor

Discussion in 'Military' started by trtripoli, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    trtripoli

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    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.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    robdawg14m

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    Thats really cool man!
     
  3. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    That is so cool. I bet you are very proud. Congrats.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    Great, she must be quite a woman!
     
  5. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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  6. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    congrats!!!! Thats awesome!!
     
  7. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    Congratulations! Tell her that I thank her for her service.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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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.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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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!
     
  10. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    Thats bad ass!!
     
  11. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    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.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    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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    Wow :eek: congratulations, I'm at a loss for words.
    Post up a picture if you can.
     
  14. Feb 8, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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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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    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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    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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    '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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    congrats to your grandma!! thats awesome!
     
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