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Mon Apr 30, 2018, 04:14 PM

Congressman awarded Soldier's Medal for heroism in last year's baseball team shooting

Bravo Zulu to @RepBradWenstrup who was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for actions that helped save the life of wounded colleague @SteveScalise last year after he was shot at a congressional softball practice. Via @LeoShane



Pentagon & Congress

Congressman awarded Soldier’s Medal for heroism in last year’s baseball team shooting

By: Leo Shane III 3 days ago

WASHINGTON — Army Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday honored Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, an Army Reserve colonel and Iraq war veteran, with the Soldier’s Medal for his heroic actions during a shooting at a congressional baseball team practice last year.

The honor came at a Capitol Hill ceremony just one day after the Republican caucus’ team returned to their practice field for the first time since the attack.

Last June 14, an armed gunman ambushed the players and security staff, firing more than 100 rounds and injuring four people. ... That included House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., who was hit in the open field and suffered life-threatening wounds. After Capitol Police officers subdued the gunman, Wenstrup rushed to his side, administering first aid and applying a tourniquet to stop Scalise’s bleeding.
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Wenstrup, part of a small contingent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans serving in Congress, has been in the Army Reserve since 1998 and served as chief of surgery with the 344th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq from 2005 to 2006. He received a Bronze Star for his service during that tour.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2018, 06:16 PM

1. Stolen Valor


"The performance must have involved personal hazard or danger and the voluntary risk of life under conditions not involving conflict with an armed enemy. Awards will not be made solely on the basis of having saved a life."


" After Capitol Police officers subdued the gunman, Wenstrup rushed to his side"

He is NOT eligible...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2018, 06:20 PM

2. Sucks he got shot

But this fucker doesn't deserve it. Give it to that young man that saved people in that Waffle House.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2018, 10:05 PM

3. Ugh.

Stolen valor indeed.

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