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There were some terrific comments in yesterday's Ten-Foot Poll about Jessica Lynch's Bronze Star. They're still available. Go to the calendar in the right column, click on the 9 for yesterday's page. Click "View Results" under the SUBMIT VOTE button. Well, that sounds like it requires effort, and I wonder whether it's worth it...


Brad--this is scary stuff---the bullet in your little plane. Call the FBI and don't mess with this "sick-o!"
Judy P., your Humane Society friend in Kerrville

Judy's comment, of course, refers to what I posted yesterday:
There is a bullet hole in my little airplane. Someone took a shot at me. From the entry and exit angle, it's hard to figure out how the slug missed the prop. It hit a couple of feet from a fuel tank, and about four feet from the pilot. The bullet could have collapsed the wing, exploded the fuel tank, shattered the prop and vibrated the plane apart, and it could have hit me. I have half a mind to call the FBI, and probably would if they weren't so overworked lately. Whoever tried to shoot me down, you are a yellow-bellied sniveling spineless bastard coward."

Brad, If I had been shot at in my little plane I would not have been so nice about it. I would have told the SOB what I thought about it [Chuck, I don't know who it was, or I'd be on them] ... You should call the FBI. Next time the pilot may not be as lucky.
Now for the HELP part. During the 9/11 event I saw and thought I saved a picture titled "We'll take it from here" where rescue workers were handing off a victim to soldiers. Unfortunately for some reason (Windows strikes again ) it is not here. Do you have any idea where I can search for it? I would really like to print it out and frame it.
Thank for talking to me today about my unearned Bronze Star. I DO think you should be in the Hall of Fame. Keep up the good work. I may not always agree with you but I'll defend your right to be wrong to the death! Thanks again,
Chuck H.


email response 8:42 a.m. for Chuck H.
Here you go, the "I'll Take It From Here" cartoon.
Elizabeth G.

I feel you need to call the FBI about the shooting at of your plane. Chances are you're not the first, and won't be the last. Don't know what they will or can do, but you never know. Besides he might get ya next time and who would they get to do your page and show? Don't really know what good it would do, but I hope you will call anyway ... Sincerely
Alex K.

Brad ... All Army soldiers automatically get a $250K group life insurance policy. I think that is true of the others services also. Jessica Lynch may not have received the Bronze star for the accident, but for the bravery showed while a POW. Whether or not it demeans the medal, depends on why it was given. Something we don't know. I don't begrudge her the money for the book. She will wind up with about 250K and she has a long convalescence ahead of her and a great deal of pain and suffering.

Brad, The question of who does and doesn't deserve a medal (and which one) is always decided by a government employee. That should tell you something. One thing for sure, if medals (or money) were the reasons for people joining and staying in the military, we'd be in a mess. As usual, all the wrong people end up getting attention and we can blame that on only ourselves.
If Jessica can interest enough people in actually buying her book, I guess they deserve to live to regret it. Later, they can cry over the pizza that they could have bought instead.
Seriously, there are worthy medals and worthy recipients. When I look at my husband's Distinguished Flying Cross, I know what he did to EARN it, he knew, his crew knew, and our kids know. That's all that's important. It took me a long time to be able to think of it that way.
No one will every think of Jessica Lynch the way we think of my husband and all the other men and women who honestly earned awards. Quite the contrary.


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