Sponsored Content




Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups
PNWMoMe:06/04/2022
Yakima, WA

Contact Mark Andrew Edwards

NoVaMoMe: 6/11/2022
Arlington, Virginia
Registration closes May 31st.
email for info
All requests get a prompt response, so check your spam folder!

1st Annual Alaska MoMe:
7/15-7/17/2022,
Willow, Alaska
email for info

Texas MoMe 2022: 10/21/2022-10/22/2022 Corsicana,TX
Contact Ben Had





























































Saturday Morning Open Thread | Main | I Drive Your Truck
May 25, 2013

A Memorial Day Story [CBD]

I read this in a post on Friday night and realized how appropriate it would be for this weekend. I asked the commenter for permission to repost it.

Thanks "An Observation" for the wonderful story.


In 1983 I was sitting in the Airport in Atlanta Ga. waiting for my transfer plane to arrive. There were a lot of military people in uniform striding through the airport and I would read their ribbons as they passed.

A Red Headed Army Major in his dress greens came up to the seats where I was and I looked at his chest. I saw immediately that he had both Combat Infantry and Airborne Ranger badges and more than the usual one row of medals that all Vietnam vets had.

I saw an Army commendation medal with V for Valor device, a Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters - which meant that he had been wounded three times, and a Legion of Merit medal. I was very surprised to see that; mostly it is Generals who are awarded a legion of merit.

Then I saw that he had a seventh medal on a row all by itself, it was crepe blue with five little stars on it. My eyes got very big - I had never seen one before.

I walked over to where he was sitting and I said "Excuse me Major." to him. He stood up and I shook his hand and said "Thank you, Sir". He looked very confused and said with a puzzled look on his face "Thank me - what did I do?" I answered him "Sir I understand your confusion - its just that I know what that is" nodding toward that seventh ribbon "Thank you sir".

He started crying - no one had ever thanked him before. Here was a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who couldn't imagine why anyone would be thanking him for anything.

digg this
posted by Open Blogger at 11:37 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Iris: "What happened to the vain clown Acosta? He must h ..."

TrivialPursuer--FJB: "634 When Slimfast first came out it was chock full ..."

Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious: "I'm going to guess that Nina's dissertation is as ..."

Hands: "The men of the Senate have to shield the woman who ..."

In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose): ">>>UPS, FedEx or trebuchet? Posted by: Helena H ..."

JT: "hiya ..."

Minnfidel: "How to be a female ette! If an ette can make it he ..."

PaleRider, Simple Irredeemable: "I'm so old I remember hearing about TASS, and the ..."

Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams: "Calling for recipe submissions for my North Korean ..."

N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens : "Why would waste a billionth of a second harassing ..."

redenzo: "Nina in bed. Swinging from a trapeze bar on the ..."

fd: "They actually came up with someone even more despi ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64