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Discussion in 'Vets and Friends' started by Salty, Mar 8, 2016.
What awards and honors have you recieved
Army Commendation, Good Conduct Award ((5th), NCO Professionals Devlop (w/a 2), Overseas Ribbon (3), National Defense Service, Army Service Ribbon, NY Guard service ribbon, VA company leaders course, VA service ribbon, SGAUS ribbon
Was named MATCOMEUR (2 star command) Solider of the Quarter
Several letters of Appreciation.
Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation (3rd), Army Achievement (2nd), Good Conduct (6th), National Defense (2nd), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, GWOT, AFSM, NCOPD, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal.
And.......Honorable discharge Biggrin
Vietnam Service Medal (w/2*), Vietnam Campaign Medal (w/device), National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (1st award) and an HONORABLE DISCHARGE!... That's the one that really counted... And I did serve with 1st Sgt Jimmy Howard at MCRD who was awarded The Congressional Medal Of Honor... Surely that must count for something?Whistling... This how it was!... Me and Sgt. Jimmy were like thisWink... Brother Glen
Nam? Now you are telling your age
I was just honored that they let me stick around. As for awards, a long time ago a very wise LTC told me that the Army awards system was pretty screwy, that you would get awards for things that didn't seem that special, and nothing for the times that seemed more deserving. I have found that to be very true. Here's a pic of me standing next to my favorite earthly reward.