Monthly Archives: June 2011
When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.”
The problem is, Jared Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, September 17, 2009. President Obama handed the framed medal to his parents, Paul and Janet Monti. He and the First Lady comforted them in the Oval Office following the ceremony.
Truth is, the only soldier that has earned his Medal of Honor that is alive and well is Salvatore Giunta, who served in Afghanistan. Here’s SFC Jared C. Monti, below. He did receive a well deserved Medal of Honor, only posthumously:
We honor those that serve this country, for their sacrifices for freedom and volunteer to follow the Constitution. My concern is for those families and friends who see these gaffes and bring on more pain and suffering.
An ex-governor said once: Trust but verify.
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Our guys and gals in uniform need a serious dose of cheering and motivation. Here’s one of his best speeches; it never gets old. I believe in a Palin/West 2012 ticket. May God bless him and keep him safe!
Here is my future VP, being real as usual. Two things: One, I always cringe when he says over and over that every “Patriot” missile is $1M a pop. Two, I am very happy he’ll visit the troops this weekend-and I want the media to be all over him-you know, just like with Palin.
From her Facebook post:
*Sigh* Reports of Tour Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated
Imagine our surprise when reading media reports today that the “One Nation Tour” has been cancelled. Why didn’t anyone tell me? Oh, wait, that’s because it hasn’t been cancelled. (Good ol’ media… you never cease to amaze!)
As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I’m looking forward to hitting the open road again. The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other Alaskan.
I wouldn’t think it to be such a slow news day that, what with numerous wars and serious economic woes concerning Americans, a bus is driving news stories today. The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes. In the meantime, no one should jump to conclusions – certainly not the media with their long track record of getting things wrong or just making things up.
- Sarah Palin