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gabosaurus
08-17-2007, 11:06 PM
Must be part of Bush's budget cuts. The little guy doesn't count.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5061221.html


Korean War veteran Nyles Reed, 75, opened an envelope last week to learn a Purple Heart had been approved for injuries he sustained as a Marine on June 22, 1952.

But there was no medal. Just a certificate and a form stating that the medal was "out of stock."

"I can imagine, of course, with what's going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, there's a big shortage," Reed said. "At least, I would imagine so."

The form letter from the Navy Personnel Command told Reed he could wait 90 days and resubmit an application, or buy his own medal.

After waiting 55 years, however, Reed decided to pay $42 for his own Purple Heart and accompanying ribbon plus state sales taxes at a military surplus store.

Nukeman
08-18-2007, 08:45 AM
Must be part of Bush's budget cuts. The little guy doesn't count.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5061221.html


You have to admitt your title is VERY misleading!!!

They told him they were out of stock. HE CHOSE TO BUY HIS OWN AT A SURPLUS STORE..

They (the navy) didn't TELL him to buy his own.


Nice spin though!!!!!! You are very good at that!!!

Gunny
08-18-2007, 12:05 PM
Must be part of Bush's budget cuts. The little guy doesn't count.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5061221.html

So the truth is, you have absolutely no problem lying to push your leftist agenda. The medal being "out of stock" is not unusual. The Navy still owes him a medal and it will get sent when they ARE in stock.

Unless things have changed, you can't just "buy" a Purple Heart, nor any other medal that is a personal decoration.

gabosaurus
08-19-2007, 12:49 PM
Deception is part of the military way of life.

5stringJeff
08-19-2007, 12:52 PM
Deception is part of the military way of life.

:rolleyes: