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Most Decorated Soldiers

Discussion in 'Leaders of World War 2' started by Boba Nette, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. jeaguer

    jeaguer New Member

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    leadership is bound in the individual "virtue " of the man in charge
    , it's the nazi fuhrer principle , the personnal example of dynamic
    transformation of a group of individuals into one body , one purpose .
    there will always be such men , but an army is an averaging system .
    dedicated to producing reliable results by tried and true means .
    it is a constant than ina country at peace the commanders are chosen for
    their organisational and political talents , after all those are important skills
    to maintain the armed force in some shape against the constant pressure of
    budget cuts .
    when war happen , it is a healthy commander who assume than his
    command is in need of a serious shakeout . including himself
     
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    merlin phpbb3 New Member

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    MY DAD.

    On April 14th. on this thread I posted an expression that was not understood by 'Woody' or 'Roel', it was 'My Dad can beat your Dad', I later tried to explain it but a cartoon in todays Daily Telegraph will probably do it better. It is by top cartoonist 'MATT' and refers to the news that a 63 year old woman is expecting a baby by IVF treatment.
     
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    I respectfully disagree that the debate had descended to the level of play-ground insults. I was arguing the case that rating fighter pilots on their confirmed kill tally alone was flawed in a number of respects, Majorwoody was arguing against that. Woody was trying to draw other parallels, I tried to demonstrate that such parallels were equally flawed.

    Both views are valid (Although I was right of course ;) ), but I don't see that it got down to the level of the playground, and it's certainly no different to the other "-piece of equipment/troop type- X is better than piece of equipment/troop type Y" discussions that inevitably crop up.
     
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    yes it is...
     
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    I belive the most decorated soldier for Germany was Michael Wittman
     
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    well from what I can find anyways
     
  7. Grieg

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    Check out Hans Ulrich Rudel's decorations.
     
  8. Simonr1978

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    I was going to mention him, but I think the fact that Rudel was an Airman rather than a soldier is important in that statement.
     
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    Yes. you are correct about that Simon. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
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    greg...the us military does have lots of "i was there " medals....(my dad had a bunch of them).....it does not detract from the silver stars ,purple hearts or moh....but i can see merlins point...
     
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    There is nothing wrong with campaign ribbons which is what "I was there" medals are or other ribbons or medals awarded for other non-combat related service or achievement. There is a difference between campaign ribbons and personal decorations.
    BTW how do you know how the ribbons worn by US servicemen compares to those of other nations?
     
  12. Ricky

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    I think that the issue of American decorations only really became anything more than a sarcastic remark or two when American servicemen started appearing over here with chests full of ribbons, compared to the average Brit soldier who would be particularly brave/daring to get just one. Just another advantage them darn Yankees enjoyed over the British lads when competing for the attentions of the British ladies. ;) :D
     
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    over paid ,over sexed ,over here and over decorated/
     

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