Marine Vietnam Vet Awarded Navy Cross 52 Years After Battlefield Heroism

Marine Vietnam Vet Awarded Navy Cross 52 Years After Battlefield Heroism

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    Marine Vietnam Vet Awarded Navy Cross 52 Years After Battlefield Heroism

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    A true warrior, The most important thing for him is his people and he will not let them down. Its about time he was recognized for what he did. I sometimes wonder how many more cases like this.

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    Better late than never! Job well done, Marine.
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    It's about damned time.
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    Recognition delayed for sure. I'd love to buy this Marine a beer or twenty.
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    Marine Lance Cpl. James Stogner is a total badass
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    Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post

    Despite his own painful wounds and with complete disregard for his own safety, Stogner pursued the enemy into the tree line to rescue his fellow Marine, his award citation states.

    "After his service rifle malfunctioned, he used his [Ka-Bar] fighting knife to kill the enemy soldiers, then picked up his machine gunner and the machine gun, and carried them back to friendly lines," the citation adds.


    Oh, my!

    This Veteran (and Marine Dad) stands with highest regard to salute Lance Cpl. James Stogner for a richly deserved award!

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    This Veteran stands to salute
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    Well deserved.
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    Well done, Marine. Hand Salute! Two!
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    In my life all of my older friends who were true combat veterans would never talk about what they did unless you asked them directly, and then they would tell you very little. To a man, they were all some of the most modest people I have ever met. I'm just thinking how interesting it would be if you could sit down with this hero and talk with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    In my life all of my older friends who were true combat veterans would never talk about what they did unless you asked them directly, and then they would tell you very little. To a man, they were all some of the most modest people I have ever met. I'm just thinking how interesting it would be if you could sit down with this hero and talk with him.
    Trouble is, you might have to get his trust, before he talks about it.
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    Amazing! Kudos Marine.

    From the article,
    His section team leader had originally written his actions down on a food ration box in the field, Marine Corps Times reported. But the unit was still in combat, and the paperwork was "lost in the shuffle," Stogner told the outlet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post
    Trouble is, you might have to get his trust, before he talks about it.
    Trust for most people takes a lot of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    Trust for most people takes a lot of time.
    Yes, and it depends on the man.
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