Armed Forces: One Who Was Belligerent

So far, 225 U.S. servicemen have been killed in that Vietnamese war in which their country still does not admit to being an official combatant. Last week, the White House announced that a Medal of Honor had been awarded to Army Special Forces Captain Roger Hugh C. Donlon for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity" in action against the Viet Cong.

Said the White House announcement: "This is the first Medal of Honor awarded to an individual who distinguished himself while serving with a friendly force engaged in an armed conflict in which the United States is not a belligerent party."

The mild idiocy...

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