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Comment by Dave Gettman on July 18, 2010 at 1:51pm
Hi Wayne,
Caught part of something on the local news this morning while I was running around but didn't hear details. All I heard was that the Democrats picked up 48 seats and have two-thirds majority.

On the stolen valor issue...can't agree with you more Jeff, Harry.

I earned and was recommended for the Soldier's medal when I was with the 2d Cav, but due to lack of witnesses to corroborate, I was not awarded the medal even though I have a 70% disability from the incident and have been classified totally and permanently unemployable by the VA because of it.

I have never publicly or privately displayed any facsimile of the Soldier's Medal, nor implied the award of same, except for a tiny sticker on the license plate frame of my canoe trailer which depicts ribbons for the Soldier's Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Cold War Commemorative Medal, and I've felt guilty ever since I put it on there, even though you can't really see it anyway, I RARELY take the canoe out anymore, and I DID earn the medal.

Got a letter from my Congressman yesterday, forwarding a letter from Department of the Army. Burden of proof is on Tacoma Dave.
Comment by Jeffrey C Havens on July 18, 2010 at 1:49pm
Wayne,I wish I had the answer.All I know is people need to open thier eyes and ears,look at whats going on around them ,then ask thierselves "Is this right?" Don't be a lemming,Vote for the people that really care about this country.But you are right ,Money is the problem.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 18, 2010 at 1:24pm
Jeffrey, you know the answer, born with a silver spoon and lots of money. I watch even the local politicians. it is hard to get your foot in the door with out monet backing you up.
Comment by Jeffrey C Havens on July 18, 2010 at 12:44pm
We need people from the working class in office.Those that really know how life is.I fail to understand why these idiots keep getting voted in.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 18, 2010 at 12:36pm
Say Dave, where did you hear that, was that the New York Times or out of Chicago. Hello Butch, I am with you on the 90% or even more. I hope that people get out of the house and vote. Let our will be known, what we want from our so called representatives., that are suppose to work for the good of our country.
Comment by Jeffrey C Havens on July 18, 2010 at 12:34pm
Stolen Valor is about as low as a person can go I have shirts given to me that have Vietnam ribbon on them from the VFW and I will never wear them because I was not there.Honor above all.
Comment by Harry Warner on July 18, 2010 at 12:00pm
Anybody read the Huffington Post? Article today says a federal judge overturned the conviction of someone claiming to have won medals(which he didn't) in the US Armed Forces because it denied his right to freedom of speech. The Stolen Valor Act is now considered unconstitutional. What the
F--K is going on???
Comment by G. "Butch" Mundy on July 18, 2010 at 11:41am
Harry , 90% of elected officals are Crap , I guess it says something about the way the two parties have stacked the deck to give us very little choice.Time for votes to give up their party ties and give a third party a chance . Where is a Ross Parro when we need him .
Comment by Dave Gettman on July 18, 2010 at 10:43am
I see the Dem's picked up 48 new seats. Did anyone check their papers?????
Comment by Harry Warner on July 18, 2010 at 9:24am
There is a senator from Idaho whose name is Crapo. I'm at a loss for words. Somebody help me.

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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