More Veteran Bashing
This Blog posted this statement below and needless to say it ticked me off a little.
Point #14: "But the cold war veterans were more deserving than Rosa Parks!
Really? The one that was one without a single shot being fired? That cold war? I'm not going to say that Rosa Parks put herself in more danger than all of them, but I am willing to say that she probably put herself in more danger than at least some of them. Mind you, it's not like soldiers serve entirely for free, and without compensation. They get money and training for the time they spend in the military, as well as plenty of other benefits. Rosa Parks? Not so much."
Here is my response but maybe you would like to leave one also. Here
Well I do not care for Dr. Paul but.I am afraid you are mistaken about no shots being fired. Tell these men's families there were no shots fired.
Take a look educate yourself and this is by no means a complete list. In addition to the KIA the DOD still lists 165 men MIA from Cold War operations not including the Korean and Vietnam totals
From the closing days of World War II until the fall of the Berlin Wall, our nation led the struggle to save the free and democratic countries of the world from communist aggression. In addition to the thousands of service members who fought communist forces during "hot" wars such as Korea and Vietnam, many risked -- and some lost -- their lives while collecting vital intelligence on military forces of the Soviet Bloc, the People's Republic of China, and North Korea during "peacetime." The sacrifice made by these Cold War Warriors enabled the United States and our allies to contain the threat of communist expansion until the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Since its creation in 1993, DPMO has continued our government's efforts to resolve the case of every American service member who remains unaccounted for. Specifically from the Cold War era (1946-1991), we have continued to investigate the fourteen missions in which aircrew members were lost and remain unaccounted for.Please choose your words carefully and think twice before you belittle these mens service.
[S.1097.IS] Cold War Medal Act
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 4/12/2007
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 12/13/2007
Sean P. Eagan
ACWV Public Affairs Director