Hillary Clinton Gets Purple Heart Award


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Ship A'Hoy
February 18, 2006, 07:25 PM
Hillary Clinton Gets Purple Heart Award
This is a travesty and should not be allowed.
Lets flood them with email and complain!!!
http://www.purpleheart.org/contactus.html

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2...335.shtml?s=ic

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has put in for a Purple Heart award - and she received the decoration yesterday.

The former first lady garnered the award without being wounded in combat - or sustaining any kind of injury at all - as is usually the case with Purple Heart recipients.

Neither has Clinton ever served in the military, though she once claimed in a TV interview she tried to join the Marines.

Instead, Mrs. Clinton received a symbolic award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart "in recognition of her inspirational leadership and dedicated service to America’s military service members and America’s veterans."

"I am honored to receive the Inspirational Leadership Award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart,” Hillary said, in a statement posted to her web site announcing the award.

"The Purple Heart medal symbolizes service and sacrifice to our nation. I consider it a privilege and duty to work on behalf of combat wounded active duty servicemembers and veterans and I will continue to make them one of my top priorities."

The former first lady's web site also noted that "Senator Clinton has been an unwavering champion in the fight to recognize the heroism of those who have received the Purple Heart" by co-sponsoring legislation for a Purple Heart commemorative stamp.

Clinton's statement went on to explain:

"The Order of the Purple Heart for Military Merit, commonly known as the Purple Heart, is the oldest military decoration in the world in present use. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to members of the Armed Forces who are wounded in conflict with an enemy force, or while held by an enemy force as a prisoner of war, and posthumously to the next of kin of members of the Armed Forces who are killed in conflict with an enemy force, or who die of a wound received in conflict with an enemy force."

In a 1994 interview with ABC News, Mrs. Clinton recounted her efforts to join the Marines when she was 27-years-old.

"Gee, now it was probably 19 years ago - in 1975," Hillary said at the time. "I decided that I was very interested in having some experience in serving in some capacity in the military."

She remembered telling the recruiter, "I wanted to explore - I didn't know whether I thought active duty would be a good idea, reserve, you know, maybe National Guard, something along those lines."

But leatherneck Hillary's bid to enlist soon crashed and burned, when the Marine recruiter told her: "You're too old."

"Maybe the dogs [Army] would take you," he offered.

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HighVelocity
February 18, 2006, 07:28 PM
This IS a joke right? :scrutiny:

Manedwolf
February 18, 2006, 07:31 PM
Okay, so you don't like Hillary.

This has...um..what do to with guns or civil liberties...?

Ship A'Hoy
February 18, 2006, 07:31 PM
I wish it was a joke, but it is for real. Check the links.

Ship A'Hoy
February 18, 2006, 07:46 PM
Okay, so you don't like Hillary.

This has...um..what do to with guns or civil liberties...?

This section is for legal or political issues, correct? If Hillary gets elected as president you'll see how it effects both guns and civil liberties.

Biker
February 18, 2006, 07:50 PM
If Hillary gets elected, you'll be able to thank this Admin. No Ship...
Biker

Leatherneck
February 18, 2006, 07:57 PM
Inflammatory headline--Newsmax is hardly a credible source of news. That said, my stomach turned at the very mention of the H-person and the Purple Heart, which has some pretty deep significance for some of us.

TC

Biker
February 18, 2006, 07:59 PM
Agreed, Leatherneck. It shouldn't be awarded without bleeding for it.
Biker

Don Gwinn
February 18, 2006, 08:03 PM
1. This is off topic.

2. Saying she's getting "A Purple Heart" is silly. If this article is true, she's getting something entirely different from the people who advocate for Purple Heart recipients.

3. This is off topic.

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