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President Trump bestows Medal of Honor on
soldier for role in daring Iraq hostage rescue:
‘One of the bravest men anywhere in the world’

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 9/12/2020 5:02:49 AM

President Donald Trump bestowed the Medal of Honor on a U.S. soldier Friday, calling him “one of the bravest men anywhere in the world” for his role in a daring 2015 mission to rescue dozens of hostages who were set to be executed by Islamic State militants in Iraq. Trump picked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks to honor Sgt. Maj. Thomas “Patrick” Payne, who negotiated a barrage of enemy gunfire and repeatedly entered a burning building in a harrowing effort that saved more than 70 hostages. The president said that Payne, who was in high school on 9/11,

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"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death."
-- Omar N. Bradley

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mifla 9/12/2020 5:05:14 AM (No. 538141)
Well done.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: George R. 9/12/2020 6:21:12 AM (No. 538178)
If listening to the President and seeing the presentation of the Medal of Honor doesn't put a tear in one's eye...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: GO3 9/12/2020 7:53:06 AM (No. 538241)
Yeah, that Trump. He's such a hater of the military. s/o
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 9/12/2020 8:20:33 AM (No. 538271)
The AssPress can not resist the usual arrow shot at Donald Trump at the end of the article. It's a good thing we are wise to the ways of the media or it would be truly irritating. Payne certainly earned his Medal of Honor.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/12/2020 8:43:46 AM (No. 538297)
my President did make one error - he called it the Congressional Medal of Honor. It is the Medal of Honor.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms 9/12/2020 9:23:42 AM (No. 538350)
Folks, take a look at the photo of a true hero!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: KanCreeper 9/12/2020 9:30:56 AM (No. 538363)
Hat Tip to Ladydogfan ! Her comment is spot on :) Army General Omar Bradley certaainly knew of what he spoke ! Her Comment: "Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death." -- Omar N. Bradley
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Gordon Freeman 9/12/2020 10:29:16 AM (No. 538432)
Yes #5' it's a common mistake. But I'll give President Trump a pass. I think the man deserves some slack. Stop and consider what he has to deal with. I'm very proud to have Sgt.Maj. Payne as one of ours.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LeftCoast 9/12/2020 11:05:34 AM (No. 538475)
What a contrast between Sgt. Maj. Payne and the punks literally burning down America. Sgt. Maj. Payne gives me faith that our great country will be in good hands long after I walk thru the Pearly Gates.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone 9/12/2020 1:51:41 PM (No. 538635)
Anytime you read an Associated Press (AP) article concerning something that President Trump initiated or took part in, you are bound to find at least one adversarial paragraph or sentence designed to make Trump look bad. The AP could not find anything that Trump did during the ceremony that they could criticize, Trump even straighten out the medal itself that lay crooked on the soldier’s chest, so they had to bring up the clearly debunked information that Trump hates the military, something that there was no evidence of during the ceremony.
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