Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-01, 08:56

West Michigan man awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War bravery



"We honor you, we salute you, and with God as your witness, we thank you for all that you have done for us," said Trump as he awarded McCloughan, 71, of South Haven, the nation's highest military award.

McCloughan — who was a private first class when the events occurred and rose to the rank of specialist 5 before returning to Michigan to become a beloved teacher and coach — looked emotional after Trump clasped the award around his neck, saying, "Thank you," to the president. After a handshake, the two men embraced.

As a medic at the Battle of Nui Yon Hill in May 1969, McCloughan is credited with saving 10 members of his platoon, rushing back again and again onto the battlefield to save other soldiers despite his own injuries from a battle that lasted two days. Five of those he saved were in attendance, as was his family, Trump said.

"It was as if the strength and the pride of our whole nation were beating inside Jim's heart," Trump said as he described McCloughan's repeated attempts to rescue the wounded. "He just kept on going."

It was Trump's first awarding of the medal and he appeared subdued and grateful to McCloughan, who stood near him throughout the ceremony. Also attending were newly installed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other members of the president's cabinet and staff.

_________________
"A nod is as good as a wink to a blind mule"
avatar
LooseGoose
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 33547
Join date : 2014-04-18
Age : 97
Location : Up North

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by kingstonlake on 2017-08-01, 09:47

I've always wondered why they have the President award the medal. Seems like the highest ranking member of that service branch should do it. A President is just an elected figure. Maybe I'm over thinking it. Congrats to a fine man of honor and bravery. Well deserved.
avatar
kingstonlake
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 5489
Join date : 2014-05-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-08-01, 09:49

kingstonlake wrote:I've always wondered why they have the President award the medal. Seems like the highest ranking member of that service branch should do it. A President is just an elected figure. Maybe I'm over thinking it. Congrats to a fine man of honor and bravery. Well deserved.

Commander in Chief

_________________
#BanGreenWay #TeamPylon #RawMilkIsTerrorism
avatar
Turtleneck
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 23598
Join date : 2014-04-22
Location : tswill.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by MiamiSpartan on 2017-08-01, 11:44

Turtleneck wrote:
kingstonlake wrote:I've always wondered why they have the President award the medal. Seems like the highest ranking member of that service branch should do it. A President is just an elected figure. Maybe I'm over thinking it. Congrats to a fine man of honor and bravery. Well deserved.

Commander in Chief
This is true, and the likely reason (also along with it being a bigger deal if it's the President that's honoring you--leave out the politics for a minute, the office of the President makes it a pretty big deal).

But if we want to get into the technicalities or logic of it, it should really be the Vice President and the Speaker of the House, as they're the leaders of Congress. It IS called the Congressional Medal of Honor, after all.
avatar
MiamiSpartan
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 2339
Join date : 2014-04-16
Location : Miami, FL

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by DWags on 2017-08-01, 13:59

Guys, he was a Medal of Honor recipient. Let's keep politics out of it. Goose and I dusted up politics in the Dunkirk thread and I apologize for that. But whether you're for "peace through strength" or an objector, this man, from Michigan did things that were unreal and way above the call of duty in a war he was drafted to, not volunteered. tBin is for politics. I'll check myself, but let's respect this thread for what it was meant for: honoring someone who, in the worst of circumstances, put others before him

_________________
avatar
DWags
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 22649
Join date : 2014-04-21
Age : 55
Location : Right here

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-08-01, 14:01

DWags wrote:Guys, he was a Medal of Honor recipient. Let's keep politics out of it. Goose and I dusted up politics in the Dunkirk thread and I apologize for that. But whether you're for "peace through strength" or an objector, this man, from Michigan did things that were unreal and way above the call of duty in a war he was drafted to, not volunteered. tBin is for politics. I'll check myself, but let's respect this thread for what it was meant for: honoring someone who, in the worst of circumstances, put others before him

Sorry, it is hard to tell when Loose is doing his faux patriot passive aggressive troll shit, and when he is for real.

_________________
#BanGreenWay #TeamPylon #RawMilkIsTerrorism
avatar
Turtleneck
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 23598
Join date : 2014-04-22
Location : tswill.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by DWags on 2017-08-01, 14:04

Turtleneck wrote:
DWags wrote:Guys, he was a Medal of Honor recipient. Let's keep politics out of it. Goose and I dusted up politics in the Dunkirk thread and I apologize for that. But whether you're for "peace through strength" or an objector, this man, from Michigan did things that were unreal and way above the call of duty in a war he was drafted to, not volunteered. tBin is for politics. I'll check myself, but let's respect this thread for what it was meant for: honoring someone who, in the worst of circumstances, put others before him

Sorry, it is hard to tell when Loose is doing his faux patriot passive aggressive troll shit, and when he is for real.

I think most of us political junkies have that. I really think, in this case, we should respect this man.

I don't know, I guess it's like porn, you know it when you see it.

_________________
avatar
DWags
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 22649
Join date : 2014-04-21
Age : 55
Location : Right here

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by DWags on 2017-08-01, 14:05

I hope I don't offend anyone here but here goes.

_________________
avatar
DWags
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 22649
Join date : 2014-04-21
Age : 55
Location : Right here

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by tGreenWay on 2017-08-01, 14:22

The courage displayed by this soldier -- and few others before and since -- always leaves me in awe.




Also: West side > East side

_________________
There's the right way, the wrong way, and the GreenWay.
avatar
tGreenWay
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 21192
Join date : 2014-04-18
Location : East Lansing

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-08-01, 14:27

tGreenWay wrote:The courage displayed by this soldier -- and few others before and since -- always leaves me in awe.

I agree. Amazing sacrifice.




tGreenWay wrote:Also: West side > East side

You have little hands, too.

_________________
#BanGreenWay #TeamPylon #RawMilkIsTerrorism
avatar
Turtleneck
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 23598
Join date : 2014-04-22
Location : tswill.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by tGreenWay on 2017-08-01, 14:31

Turtleneck wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:The courage displayed by this soldier -- and few others before and since -- always leaves me in awe.

I agree. Amazing sacrifice.




tGreenWay wrote:Also: West side > East side

You have little hands, too.

Allow me to finish:

Central >>>> West > East

_________________
There's the right way, the wrong way, and the GreenWay.
avatar
tGreenWay
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 21192
Join date : 2014-04-18
Location : East Lansing

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-08-01, 14:32

the part I love most:

"It was as if the strength and the pride of our whole nation were beating inside Jim's heart," Trump said as he described McCloughan's repeated attempts to rescue the wounded. "He just kept on going."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

This fine American president.. who, like me, genuinely loves his country.. captured the words that were marinating deep in the heart of every American capable of comprehending such courage. We're so fortunate to have this man occupying the Oval Office and I'd also like to thank this well-deserving recipient.

I love America and it's two fine men like this that remind me of that.

I can only leave you with this:

avatar
Robert J Sakimano
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 23356
Join date : 2014-04-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-01, 15:04

Robert J Sakimano wrote:the part I love most:

"It was as if the strength and the pride of our whole nation were beating inside Jim's heart," Trump said as he described McCloughan's repeated attempts to rescue the wounded. "He just kept on going."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

This fine American president.. who, like me, genuinely loves his country.. captured the words that were marinating deep in the heart of every American capable of comprehending such courage. We're so fortunate to have this man occupying the Oval Office and I'd also like to thank this well-deserving recipient.

I love America and it's two fine men like this that remind me of that.

I can only leave you with this:


Thank you for your patriotic words Bob, they warm the cockles of my heart.

_________________
"A nod is as good as a wink to a blind mule"
avatar
LooseGoose
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 33547
Join date : 2014-04-18
Age : 97
Location : Up North

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-08-01, 15:05

LooseGoose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:the part I love most:



I couldn't have said it better myself.

This fine American president.. who, like me, genuinely loves his country.. captured the words that were marinating deep in the heart of every American capable of comprehending such courage. We're so fortunate to have this man occupying the Oval Office and I'd also like to thank this well-deserving recipient.

I love America and it's two fine men like this that remind me of that.

I can only leave you with this:


Thank you for your patriotic words Bob, they warm the cockles of my heart.
you're welcome.

I'm thankful to have a website where I can openly reflect my genuine emotion as it relates to such an amazing country.
avatar
Robert J Sakimano
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 23356
Join date : 2014-04-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-08-01, 15:05

tGreenWay wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:

I agree. Amazing sacrifice.






You have little hands, too.

Allow me to finish:

Central >>>> Western

Fixed

Fire Up Chips!

_________________
#BanGreenWay #TeamPylon #RawMilkIsTerrorism
avatar
Turtleneck
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 23598
Join date : 2014-04-22
Location : tswill.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by tGreenWay on 2017-08-01, 17:08

Turtleneck wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Allow me to finish:

Central >>>> Western

Fixed

Fire Up Chips!

I'm not at all surprised you're a Chip. It goes hand in hand with you being a cat person.

_________________
There's the right way, the wrong way, and the GreenWay.
avatar
tGreenWay
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 21192
Join date : 2014-04-18
Location : East Lansing

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-08-01, 17:18

I hope a stray cat pisses all over your already substandard rosebushes.
avatar
Turtleneck
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 23598
Join date : 2014-04-22
Location : tswill.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by The Pantry on 2017-08-01, 17:21

Turtleneck wrote:You being a jerk goes hand-in-hand with you being a white person.
wow.

Please, go on
avatar
The Pantry
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 8261
Join date : 2014-04-16
Location : Troy

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-08-01, 17:27

The Pantry wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:You being a jerk goes hand-in-hand with you being a white person.
wow.

Please, go on

I edited that because I knew the reference and sarcasm might go unnoticed.

_________________
#BanGreenWay #TeamPylon #RawMilkIsTerrorism
avatar
Turtleneck
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 23598
Join date : 2014-04-22
Location : tswill.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Michigan has a new Medal of Honor recipient

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-08-01, 18:25

DWags wrote:I hope I don't offend anyone here but here goes.

I see what you did there.

_________________
#BanGreenWay #TeamPylon #RawMilkIsTerrorism
avatar
Turtleneck
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 23598
Join date : 2014-04-22
Location : tswill.com

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum