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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 11:50 AM

Lindsey Graham's Bronze Star

Lindsey Graham's Bronze Star

For Lindsey Graham, years of light duty, promotions as a lawmaker in the Air Reserve

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/for-lindsey-graham-years-of-light-duty-promotions-as-a-lawmaker-in-the-air-reserve-1.361055

"Last year, the Army awarded Graham a Bronze Star for serving on the detention task force."
(2014 awarded)

https://veteranmedals.army.mil/awardg&d.nsf/%24%24OpenDominoDocument.xsp?documentId=7A8CADFE3054E73A85256B6600632EFF&action=editDocument

Criteria:

a. The Bronze Star Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the military of the United States after 6 December 1941, distinguished himself or herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight, while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.

b. Awards may be made for acts of heroism, performed under circumstances described above, which are of lesser degree than required for the award of the Silver Star.

c. Awards may be made to recognize single acts of merit or meritorious service. The required achievement or service while of lesser degree than that required for the award of the Legion of Merit must nevertheless have been meritorious and accomplished with distinction.

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keithbvadu2 Jan 2020 OP
GreatCaesarsGhost Jan 2020 #1
nuxvomica Jan 2020 #2
marble falls Jan 2020 #3
keithbvadu2 Jan 2020 #4
sarisataka Jan 2020 #5
Cirque du So-What Jan 2020 #6

Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 11:55 AM

1. Paper cuts can be painful.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 12:03 PM

2. So we could compare it to McConnell's impeachment show trial

As in, "Trump's acquittal by Senate Republicans is as meaningful as Lindsey Graham's Bronze Star."

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 12:14 PM

3. How does a JAG officer win a Bronze Star?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 12:19 PM

4. Comment from another blog

It's not worth the two cents the ribbon costs without the 'V' device... staff weenies hand them out to each other like candy.

(Valor)

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 12:26 PM

5. He's an officer.

Medals, especially attaboy awards, often have more to do with who is receiving the medal than what they did.

The Air Force is widely known for being "generous" with handing out medals. When I was overseas there was a joke making the rounds-

How can you tell if you are in an Air Force dining facility?

After you get your dessert, you stop at the table to get your Commendation medal before proceeding to the drink station.


As the poster above noted, if the bronze star does not have the "V" device, indicating it was won in combat, it doesn't carry much weight.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 12:28 PM

6. Allow me a correction

It's 'JAGOFF icer.'

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