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Squidboy March 20th, 2015 9:59pm

Matthew Golsteyn received the Silver Star for bravery in Afghanistan. The Army later stripped it from him. Sen Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is sponsoring a bill that would prevent the military from revoking a combat award. Pick a side:

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tdyakker lost
03/22/15 12:13 pm

From what I read in the article I see no reason to take it away from him. He killed a terrorist who was making IEDs. Isn't that why we sent him there?

Maj Worth Economist
03/20/15 3:41 pm

I've read multiple articles about this today, and I have no clue what the story is. I don't think that Congress, however, should have *anything* to do with determining military accomplishment.

Maj Worth Economist
03/20/15 3:42 pm

(No clue, as in: the full story behind why the recommendation went for upgrading his silver star to rescinding it altogether.)

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
03/20/15 3:59 pm

Definitely seems like there is a lot more to the story that they are leaving out.

03/20/15 4:40 pm

I agree. No matter what the story is, the military should make the call.