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A Marine in Delta Force receives the Navy Cross for Benghazi...

Discussion in 'Military Bubbas' started by Andy in NH, May 14, 2019.

  1. Andy in NH

    Andy in NH NES Life Member NES Member

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    The Untold Heroism Behind a Marine's Secret Navy Cross from Benghazi
     
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    Wow. And Barry and that f*cking twat were blaming this on a YouTube video
     
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    Every time I read something else about Benghazi I am more in awe of the men who responded and persevered in that brutal fight.

    And I get more pissed at Obama and Hilary for their failure to act.
     
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    Thanks for that. Why is it kept so far under wraps?

    Think about how close she came to being POTUS.
     
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    Thanks for the link. F Obama and the C who shall remain unnamed....
     
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    Amazing story ! Why you ask. Because it's a disgrace on a massive level for two failed people. Both should be in a federal prison.
     
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    Movie is worth watching too. The actor who played the CIA station chief absolutely sold the role.

    I'm still surprised the movie was made, to be honest. "What about our government? Are they still answering the phone?"

    They had other things in mind that night apparently.
     
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    If you are asking in the Hilary Clinton sense of the question, it makes a YUGE difference.

    Because it goes straight to the character (or lack thereof) of the leadership which failed to act while brave men and women were in danger. It's the type of character deficiency which can never get better or be explained away in front of a fawning, complicit news media. And we should keep reminding people about this until those unworthy participants are driven in shame from the public eye.
     
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    That would be David Costabile who seems to have a knack for that type of character. He also played the scummy ex-partner of Jessica Pearson in the very good TV series "Suits".
     
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    I don’t think I’ve seen him in anything he hasn’t played the shit out of.
     
  11. Andy in NH

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    I wonder if Gunny Jolly had the choice between the Navy Cross (as a Marine) or the Distinguished Service Cross (because he was in an Army unit)?
     
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    I would guess that the award recommendation would originate from the unit/service he was attached to but it would be up channeled through his parent service for approval and thus the award of the Navy Cross.
     
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    Nah.

    His chain of command does what it does. He just drives on. He’s not given a choice in something like this.

    In similar situations, guys used to get both. But that stopped after WWI.
     
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    Can a Marine get a CIB when under command of an Army unit that was awarded one for an action? I don't think so.
     
  15. Andy in NH

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    I've seen soldiers wearing the 2nd Marine Division patch as their "combat patch" because they were assigned to that unit.
    Marines don't get to wear unit insignia or patches on their uniforms.
     
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    They’d get a combat action ribbon. Same criteria.

    The Marines are leery about allowing lots of bright shiny things on uniforms. It’s rare for them to have as many badges as the other services do.
     
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    I hear they are easily distracted by shiny things and crayons that may be why.
     
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