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 Post subject: US Army helicopter crew recieve german medals
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:45 am 
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Fourteen US Army helicopter crew who MEDEVACED German casualities under fire near Kunduz, Afghanistan on Good Friday are to receive the Bundeswehr's Honor Cross in Gold for Distinguished Achievements, Germany's second highest military award. This is actually the first time this specific variant has been awarded (the top level, the Honor Cross for Bravery, has been bestowed upon a total of six German soldiers since the country instituted dedicated bravery awards for the first time since WW II in 2008).

The crews, who have only been based at the German PRT camp at Kunduz since early March, went out with three Blackhawks on April 2nd into the middle of a heavy firefight with Taleban that left three German soldiers KIA and eight WIA. Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who already had met the crews personally (and gave them MOD coins) on a trip to Kunduz last week, handed the awards over to ISAF Commander Gen. McChrystal who is in Berlin today for consultations with German politicians.

The same crews went out again last week to recover casualities from IED and RPG attacks in the province of Baghlan that killed four more Bundeswehr soldiers and wounded five on April 15th.

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 Post subject: Re: US Army helicopter crew recieve german medals
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:15 pm 
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congratulations to them , what a great honor and what remarkable service , we dont here enough good stories like this about our fine troops ,


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 Post subject: Re: US Army helicopter crew recieve german medals
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or anything about the dutch,german,canadian and british troops putting their ass on the line over there.our main stream media sucks :twisted: :twisted: .

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excelent point , i forget because i read numerous sources every day , i see the stories of the other troops returning home or being killed , i see the protests in england and get mad , i see the returning dead and feel sad , you are so correct , our media sucks - they are not journalists or they would seek out all the stories they could [thats what good ones do/did]

as you well know i have no love lost for those that proport to inform us , they write oppinion pieces most of the time , they fail to report "ALL" of the facts to important stories let alone cover any sideline story ,

i think they all dream of being woodward & bernstein but not one realises how much work that would take ,
i could do this if i were younger - and not so opinionated - and could stomach some of what i might have to do ,
done correctly - this would be a very difficult , dangerous , and exciting job , but our news has degenerated to the body counts of the 60s and a total lack of substance ,

OK - i hate the MSM and have absolutely no respect for reporters ...................................rant off :(


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 Post subject: Re: US Army helicopter crew recieve german medals
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:44 pm 
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its not a rant but just the truth.

NOV is coming!!!.
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