Presented without comment as I don’t think I can write here what comes to mind.
Sad quote of the day:
“First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. 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.”
–Remarks of the President to Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York
BlackFive points out that there is just one terrible problem with this: Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta is in fact the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since Vietnam.
I’m stepping outside to chew some nails and spit some bullets.
Oh, there’s more at the linked article. That was way more than enough for me.