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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-13-12-

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Another Thursday in Afghanistan, this time Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made a surprise unannounced trip to that country to talk with President Hamid Karzai to discuss troop levels.

It is my hope new American military leadership will come in and lead our troops to a win in this war so they can come home in victory before Dec. 31, 2014.

Meanwhile, the GWOT rages, see this story at link #1 about the injured Americans in the Benghazi attack.

In another outrage, a Marine who fell in Fallujah in 2004 when falling on a grenade was again denied the Medal of Honor, this time by Leon Panetta.

This is an outrage. Americans should contact their elected officials and Secretary of Defense Panetta. This Marine fell on a grenade and was killed, and he should be awarded the Medal of Honor I believe.

The Marine Corps itself nominated him for the Medal of Honor. Rafael Peralta should have the Medal of Honor awarded.

Congressman Duncan Hunter was on FOX at 12:15pm in a long segment.  He said President Bush and his Secretary of Defenses did not award one Medal of Honor to a living recipient.

I personally think President Obama should override this. Contact the Commander-in-Chief.

Award this Medal of Honor! It wasn’t until President Obama came into office that a Medal of Honor was awarded to a living recipient, now several have been awarded under Obama.

The Navy and the Marine Corps recommended the Medal of Honor. Marines on the scene gave testament to the valor of Peralta who gave his life for our country.


1.) Americans injured in Benghazi attack not available to talk to American elected officials:

2.) Fallen Marine Peralta denied Medal of Honor again, this time by Sec. of Defense Panetta. As Commander-in-Chief, President Obama should override this and award the posthumous Medal of Honor to Peralta’s family.



Written by orangekite1

December 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

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