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Old 23 June 2016, 11:52
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"That's the bottom line, said Kettles: those Soldiers went home to their families. Their names aren't carved in stone on a wall in D.C. No medal can compare with that."


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Old 23 June 2016, 13:01
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Not to detract from this topic. But regarding my OP - I don't know which link was the bad one. Honest question. I looked at S&S "about" section and did some google-fu and saw no association with Gannett. I also reviewed the Gannett thread here on SOCNET. Didn't see them listed. And I assumed army.mil was a valid site. Just looking for guidance so I don't repeat. Thanks.
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Old 23 June 2016, 18:41
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My mistake, I thought the army.mil was the armie times.
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Old 24 June 2016, 00:18
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Got it. Thanks for the clarification.
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Lt Col Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor today. One comment that was made when His windshield was blown out by mortar rounds ,He said "Well at least I don't have to turn the air conditioner on !"
Upon picking up the eight men who were left behind, he was 600 lbs overweight. and the only way he could get off the ground was to have the Huey " Hop down the LZ like a rabbit" until He could get airborne. But the last "Hop" was so bad that one of the men fell out and clung to the skid all the way back to the base camp.
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Old 18 July 2016, 16:14
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Lt Col Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor today. One comment that was made when His windshield was blown out by mortar rounds ,He said "Well at least I don't have to turn the air conditioner on !"
Upon picking up the eight men who were left behind, he was 600 lbs overweight. and the only way he could get off the ground was to have the Huey " Hop down the LZ like a rabbit" until He could get airborne. But the last "Hop" was so bad that one of the men fell out and clung to the skid all the way back to the base camp.
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That guy had 27 (twenty fucking seven) Air Medals.

Wow.
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Old 18 July 2016, 18:45
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According to this write up, he passed away a couple of weeks ago.

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