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Marines exaggerate deeds of war hero?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Marines deny it, but reporter who was there points to things contrary to the "official account" that led to Dakota Meyer's Congressional Medal of Honor.


  2. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    What does the formal name of the award have to do with the story Evil posted?
  4. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    No, it doesn't get to the crux of the story. But why does asking for accuracy bother you? Is this not a journalism board?
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    In this instance, it's a swerve from the crux of the story in asking if the military manufacturers heroes for good PR.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Most definitely.
  7. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    And I'm sure it's the first time in the history of the board that happened.

    Fact is, the original poster screwed up the name of a prestigious honor. It's at a minimum worth noting.

    Hell, had I seen it I would have noted it because the fact that people mess it up drives me batty.

    And my noting it wouldn't have been an attempt to move the focus of the discussion. My intent would have been simply to remind that it's the medal of honor rather than the congressional medal of honor.
  8. No problem.
    No offense taken on my part from anyone...

    Name of the medal aside... why does the military do this shit?
  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    I posted this in July about Doug Sterner, who was quoted in the story above, and I think it's worth reposting here:

    Hollywood feels compelled to exaggerate stories even when the truth is sufficiently heroic/dramatic ... why should the military be any different? It's sad to see it from the Marines, but I'm glad it's getting exposed.
  10. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    In related news, Jessica Lynch graduates from college:

  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Pat Tillman's family would like to know why, too.
  12. And Jessica Lynch.
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