Help to find a missing Medal of Honor.

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  1. Dayton Cowboy

    Dayton Cowboy Active Member

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    Nearly 70 years later, an old soldier holds out hope for long-lost Medal of Honor


    With an act of almost unbelievable courage, Arthur J. Jackson took out 12 bunkers and killed almost 50 soldiers in a single savage battle for the South Pacific island of Peleliu in 1945, earning him the Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman.

    But it stayed in his hands for only a couple weeks. Jackson was in New York to be saluted at a gala event along with several other World Word II Medal of Honor winners and left it on his bed when he went out for the evening. It was the last time he saw it.

    “I had left my ---damned medal in its box on the bed in the room,” he told Fox News. “And I knew when I got back .... It’s the first thing I looked for – and it was gone.”
  2. Keifer

    Keifer Well-Known Member

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    Wow. It takes a special kind of scumbag to steal a Medal of Honor.
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    This guy is a TRUE hero. I hope that Medal of Honor finds it's way back home, one way or the other.
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  4. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, over the years I have lost all of my medals that I received during my years in the Military. But, a few years back I got onto a Military site and filled in some questions and the Department of Defense sent me all new ones including my Marksman medal.

    However, although this hero could try and have a duplicate sent to him, it would not be the same as the original. And the scumbag/s that have it should be ashamed of themselves! But, then again, some people just plain suck!

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