You’d think this would have made news around the world. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has received an endorsement from 42 Medal of Honor recipients.
If a candidate is in search of endorsements, this is one of the most distinguished he could receive.
Each individual has received the medal in recognition of service that most of us are not capable of.
According to the Medal of Honor Society site, “The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.”
The medal is normally presented by the president of the United States of America on behalf of Congress.
Few media have made note of this. Bill O’Reilly on Fox News did acknowledge the endorsement, and that’s laudable, but it is useful to point out to the pundit that a recipient never ever “wins” the medal, but rather “receives” it. I learned this years ago by making a similar error and numerous members of the military made sure I understood the proper term. I was, by the way, grateful to them for correcting me.
The US Report would have featured this sooner, but we rely on Romney supporters and other media for notifications—we don’t receive statements from the campaign. We have a number of requests in and hope that matter will soon be addressed.
I was personally honored to serve as senior media analyst for The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention held in Charleston, SC, in 2010.
A cursory search for news of this endorsement yielded scant results. In fact, this is one of the most prestigious endorsements any candidate could possibly receive.
That major media appear to be unappreciative of the opinion of these Medal of Honor recipients is an epic fail.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Sept. 29, 2012)
Recently a number of our military heroes' Social Security numbers were made public. The same thing happened to Col. Allen West. Whoever is in charge of this data should be investigated.