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Fischer: Medal Of Honor Feminized

Bryan Fischer, the “Director of Issues Analysis” for the conservative Christian group the American Family Association, was unhappy yesterday that President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to a soldier for saving lives. This, Fischer wrote on his blog, shows that the Medal of Honor has been “feminized” because “we now award it only for preventing casualties, not for inflicting them.” Here’s how the AP described Medal of Honor winner Army Sgt. Salvatore Giunta heroics: “Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor winner of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, braved heavy gunfire to pull a fellow soldier to cover and rescued another who was being dragged away by insurgents.” Fischer’s take? “So the question is this: when are we going to start awarding the Medal of Honor once again for soldiers who kill people and break things so our families can sleep safely at night?”/TPMuckraker. More here. And: Fischer’s full post here.

Question: Are we feminizing the Medal of Honor by rewarding it to soldiers who save people rather than those who kill the enemy?

The Face Of A True Hero

President Obama hailed the first living soldier to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War Tuesday as a modern Audie Murphy for heroically storming a Taliban ambush to save his trapped rifle team. Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, 25, of Iowa, is the first living service member to serve in Iraq or Afghanistan to be given the nation’s highest honor. New York Daily News story here. (AP photo)

Question: Does anyone remember Audie Murphy?

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