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John Pawlak has once again decided the best entre on the menu was his own foot. In his Nov. 13 letter, our prolific editorial campaigner informs us that the Congressional Medal of Honor is not being awarded often enough for war publicity, noting that only two of the most recent eight awards have been for service in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Mr. Pawlak, the problem is by no means a lack of valor on the part of our fighting men and women. I feel confident in proclaiming our troops the bravest and most honorable the world has ever seen. The reason the Medal of Honor is not awarded with the frequency fitting the scheduling ideals of some in our community is because doing so would cheapen and belittle the award.
The Medal of Honor is the single highest award our country can bestow on an individual, bar none. Technically, it is an even higher award than the Presidential Medal of Freedom – www.cmohs.org is dedicated to honoring Medal of Honor recipients. Please, Mr. Pawlak, go to this site and read the citations.
Compare the citation of the most recent Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Navy Lt, Michael Murphy, to that of one of the recent Medal of Freedom recipients.
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