Fun Fact of the Day

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the only woman in US history to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.  She was awarded the honor in 1865 after General William Sherman and General H. Thomas recommended her for it.  President Lincoln had signed her testimonial.

Later in 1917, she was stripped of the award due to lack of evidence to support her eligibility to be awarded.

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Military Service is not a right

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I was sitting at the large table in Starbucks Thursday afternoon doing some research for a project I’m working on. At one end, a small group of young adults were having a rather lengthy discussion about Trump’s recent tweets regarding transgender individuals serving in the US military.

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Can’t make this up: The NY Times is worried about Sgt Bergdahl’s future employment

Oh For FFS...In an article regarding Sgt. Bergdahl’s desertion charge, the NY Times ponders..

Another question is whether the Army will give Sergeant Bergdahl an honorable discharge if he is found guilty of desertion. For members of the military, an honorable discharge is no small matter, and not getting one can hinder not only a veteran’s job prospects, but the entirety of how a service member look back on his or her career.

If you are convicted in any courts martial, you’re going to get a dishonorable discharge.  This may be upsetting to liberals, but it is a felony conviction, and he’ll have the same problems as any other felon.

As for the NY Times and their crack team of reporters, see the graphic in the upper right.

I saved a screenshot, just in case…

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