Veterans enraged over drone medals for ‘geeks’ ~ Ranks ABOVE Bronze Star and Purple Heart (Video Report)

Photo: Distinguished Warfare Medal. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has approved the Distinguished Warfare Medal, designed to recognize service members directly affecting combat operations who may not even be on the same continent as the action. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

From  World News Daily

by DAVE TOMBERS

Published: 17 hours ago

Honor for remote plane controllers in ‘Vegas-stan’ to outrank Purple Heart

Obama-drone 2-site SOURCE D.Dees.com Used with permission

 

 

Enraged veterans say President Obama “is treading into sacred ground” by allowing the Pentagon to establish a new medal intended to recognize the achievements of drone pilots and “computer geeks,” most of whom never leave the comfort of an air-conditioned building in Tampa or Las Vegas.

 

Vietnam-era pilot and veteran Terry Reed told WND, “Giving ‘gamers’ a medal, instead of people who actually suffered in real combat, will definitely be demoralizing.

“This is a slap in the face of all combat veterans who serve in harm’s way,” he added.  “I know for a fact that military pilots are not happy about this new medal.” . . . Read Complete Report

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From RT

Medal of Droner: Pentagon award for deadly joystick warriors?

Published on Feb 14, 2013

They may be known as the faceless killers of modern warfare, but it seems the US military wants them firmly in the spotlight. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced the creation of the Distinguished Warfare Medal, which will be handed out to joystick wielding drone pilots, who wage their battles far from the front line. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/zufga9

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