Friday, July 13, 2012

Distinguished Warfare Medal?


The Pentagon is considering awarding a Distinguished Warfare Medal to drone pilots who work on military bases often far removed from the battlefield.

From SALON: Bravery and drone pilots

The Pentagon considers awarding war medals to those who operate America's death-delivering video games

By Glenn Greenwald



valor [val-uhr]
Great courage in the face of danger, esp. in battle: "acts of valor".



Harrison Ford

Born July 13, 1942
Age: 69 years old

Harrison Ford is an American film actor and producer. He is famous for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and as the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, John Book in Witness and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. His career has spanned six decades and includes roles in several Hollywood blockbusters, including Presumed Innocent, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and What Lies Beneath. At one point, four of the top six box-office hits of all time included one of his roles.


Patrick Stewart

Born July 13, 1940
Age: 71 years old

Sir Patrick Stewart, OBE is an English film, television and stage actor, who has had a distinguished career in theatre and television. He is most widely known for his television and film roles, such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series, and as the voice of Avery Bullock in American Dad!.


Bob Crane

Born July 13, 1928
Died June 29, 1978

Robert Edward "Bob" Crane was an American actor and disc jockey, best known for his performance as Colonel Robert E. Hogan in the television sitcom Hogan's Heroes from 1965 to 1971, and for his 1978 murder, which remains officially unsolved.


The number of medals on an officer's breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.
--Charles Edward Montague

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