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Posted: 1/30/2006 11:13:29 AM EDT
Has the military ever given out decorations to reporters? Maybe Ernie Pyle or someone like that.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:16:39 AM EDT
civillian reporters? I certainly hope not
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:18:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:24:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
No military combat awards for civilians.



Exactly.

But Ernie Pyle might have rated one.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:28:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
No military combat awards for civilians.



Exactly.

But Ernie Pyle might have rated one.



And ONLY Ernie Pyle!
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:32:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brentwal:

Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
No military combat awards for civilians.



Exactly.

But Ernie Pyle might have rated one.



And ONLY Ernie Pyle!



Agreed.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:36:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brentwal:

Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
No military combat awards for civilians.



Exactly.

But Ernie Pyle might have rated one.



And ONLY Ernie Pyle!



They can give honorary awards, like honorary ranks and such to civilians, but that's not the same as the real thing, nor should it be.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:47:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2006 11:47:38 AM EDT by ArmedAggie]
I don't know why not. These guys volunteer to cover the war. Then they get escorted around by the government. Then when they get blown up, in a place they have no business being, we fly them to Germany to be cared for in a military hospital? Are civilian contractors treated in military hospitals or are they left to the care of their company? What about the Iraqi people who really are trying to help the effort to rebuild their nation instead of looking for the next big GOTCHA story?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:50:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmedAggie:
I don't know why not. These guys volunteer to cover the war. Then they get escorted around by the government. Then when they get blown up, in a place they have no business being, we fly them to Germany to be cared for in a military hospital? Are civilian contractors treated in military hospitals or are they left to the care of their company? What about the Iraqi people who really are trying to help the effort to rebuild their nation instead of looking for the next big GOTCHA story?



The rules are what they are. Military only. Civilians = no
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:51:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmedAggie:
I don't know why not. These guys volunteer to cover the war. Then they get escorted around by the government. Then when they get blown up, in a place they have no business being, we fly them to Germany to be cared for in a military hospital? Are civilian contractors treated in military hospitals or are they left to the care of their company? What about the Iraqi people who really are trying to help the effort to rebuild their nation instead of looking for the next big GOTCHA story?




If a civilian accomplishes something when they get injured they might be eligible for one of the Conressional awards given to civilians for doing Outstanding Things. But not military awards.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:53:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmedAggie:
I don't know why not. These guys volunteer to cover the war. Then they get escorted around by the government. Then when they get blown up, in a place they have no business being, we fly them to Germany to be cared for in a military hospital? Are civilian contractors treated in military hospitals or are they left to the care of their company? What about the Iraqi people who really are trying to help the effort to rebuild their nation instead of looking for the next big GOTCHA story?



A civilian can walk away anytime they want to. SMs are under orders. If the reporter community wants to come up with a such a medal, more power to them.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:58:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmedAggie:
I don't know why not. These guys volunteer to cover the war. Then they get escorted around by the government. Then when they get blown up, in a place they have no business being, we fly them to Germany to be cared for in a military hospital? Are civilian contractors treated in military hospitals or are they left to the care of their company? What about the Iraqi people who really are trying to help the effort to rebuild their nation instead of looking for the next big GOTCHA story?



Think some of you guys missed the sarcasm . Atleast that the way i read it.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 12:22:19 PM EDT
He's a freakin Aggie. I guess they haven't figured out how to convey emotions with emoticons.

Hey AA, your smiley-fu is weak.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 12:23:06 PM EDT
I think Ernie Pyle wasn't a civvie reporter, maybe a Stars & Stripes reporter.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 12:26:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FMJshooter:

Originally Posted By ArmedAggie:
I don't know why not. These guys volunteer to cover the war. Then they get escorted around by the government. Then when they get blown up, in a place they have no business being, we fly them to Germany to be cared for in a military hospital? Are civilian contractors treated in military hospitals or are they left to the care of their company? What about the Iraqi people who really are trying to help the effort to rebuild their nation instead of looking for the next big GOTCHA story?



Think some of you guys missed the sarcasm . Atleast that the way i read it.



bingo.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 12:36:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
I think Ernie Pyle wasn't a civvie reporter, maybe a Stars & Stripes reporter.



Nope. Ernie was a civilian.
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