Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size
Login

Military Photos



Current poll results


Should the proposed Global War on Terrorism Medal be issued?

Yes63 %63 %63 % 63.16 % (36)
No26 %26 %26 % 26.32 % (15)
I do not know3 %3 %3 % 3.51 % (2)
I have no opinion3 %3 %3 % 3.51 % (2)
Other, please list in comments3 %3 %3 % 3.51 % (2)

Total votes: 57
One vote is allowed per day

[ Voting booth | Other polls ]

Comments

Display Order
Re: Should the proposed Global War on Terrorism Medal be iss
by Anonymous
on Mar 08, 2004

It should not be handed out to all members of the service. Just those units that deployed or were stationed in that part of the world. And then only to the members that were there.


Re: Should the proposed Global War on Terrorism Medal be iss
by Anonymous
on Mar 08, 2004
I kinda go along with Sparrowhawk on this one... for one thing, it is rather unseemly to issue a medal for a war that has not yet been fully fought because it has been declared in advance to be practically endless.... and HAS been going on a long long long time already (e.g. Beirut and Marine barracks etc etc etc). So, by rights, every one who has served ever since terrorism got started ON or WITH the U.S.A. oughta be considered for the medal, IF it is going to become one like the so-called "Cold War" medal which (if memory serves) cannot be worn amongst one's fruit salad anyhow.

Taking, however, from the VN example, there oughta then be one version for in-theatre operations, and one for they who were signed on during the duration... whenever somebody figures out (at least) when, exacraly, it began.

I'd just as soon see the medals be reserved for those who served, in the two ways listed above, during the various campaigns by name... e.g. Beirut, Somalia, Balkans, Iraq I, Iraq II, Afghanistan and, I myself would include, Colombia.

Only logged in users are allowed to comment. register/log in
Military History
Forum Posts

Military Polls

Should troop strength in Iraq be increased?

[ Results | Polls ]

Votes: 63

This Day in History
1648: The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years War.

1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.

1862: Union General Don Carlos Buell is replaced by General Rosecrans because of his ineffective pursuit of the Confederates after the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky.

1863: General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee to find the Union Army there starving.

1917: The Austro-German army routs the Italian army at Caporetto, Italy.

1944: The aircraft carrier USS Princeton is sunk by a single Japanese plane during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

1945: The United Nations Charter, which was adopted and signed on June 26, 1945, is now effective and ready to be enforced.

1951: The largest air battle of the Korean War occurs as 150 MiGs attack a formation of B-29s escorted by 55 F-84 Thunderjets. Four of the bombers were destroyed and three others seriously damaged and one F-84 was lost. Eight MiGs were destroyed and 10 others heavily damaged.


1966: In Manila, President Johnson meets with other Allied leaders and they pledge to withdraw troops from Vietnam within six months if North Vietnam "withdraws its forces to the North and ceases infiltration of South Vietnam."

439: Carthage, the leading Roman city in North Africa, falls to Genseric and the Vandals.