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by Gordon Duff, Staff Writer

When I was a Marine in Vietnam, yes a combat infantryman, medals were handed out to "rear eschelon" non-combatants like candy but almost never to the men who fought and died in combat. In fact, our unit had two old mimeograph sheets, one for the Bronze Star and one for the Silver Star hang on nails in the S-3 hooch. The same story, a lie, was used to give out each medal, changing the name and the date.
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