WWII MOH winner passes . . .

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by pml, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Priest

    Priest New Member

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    Please change thread title to Recipient from Winner.... It isnt a sweepstakes or a raffle, any recipient earns it... this man earned miles of blue ribbon.
     

  2. pml

    pml Active Member

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    That's understood by people my age.
     
  3. seereus

    seereus Active Member

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    I believe that would be the Gentleman.
     
  4. Match10

    Match10 Active Member

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    Probably not....
     
  5. the duck

    the duck New Member

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    It is neither won nor earned, it is awarded.
     
  6. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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    Amazing story!
    RIP Melvin E. Biddle. Truly, an American Hero!
     
  7. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Any of you people who have school-age children and an elderly relative who is a WWII vet, I suggest you bring the two together and facilitate some conversation, have a photo op, etc.

    Even the youngest of the WWII vets are in their mid-80s now, and most are pushing 90.

    When my dad was a kid, an old Civil War veteran (Union) came to speak at his school. So did a Spanish-American war vet, and a veteran of the Great World War (as it was then called). The kids were most fascinated with the Civil War soldier because he was the oldest.

    Well today, WWII vets are about the same age as those few remaining Civil War vets were back in the 1930s.
     
  8. AeroShooter

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    Seconded. Received / awarded is the correct description of how the medal is conveyed; it is certainly not 'won'
     
  9. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Incredible story. Great read. Thank you for sharing. Wish I could have met my grandfather that fought in WWII. My other grandfather died when I was 3, he fought in the Korean Conflict.