San clémente Spits on US Veterans

By: crunchgodabruinknees



Texas gets him crispy fairly quicklythe Texas courts do pretty well at brushin aside silly procedural claims and firing up Sparky.

And as usual San Clemente is wrong. Sorry to split hairs, but the Iron Cross existed decades before the NAZIs and decades after. 

It is called the "Cross of Honor". Its awarded to both Bundeswehr and foreign soldiers including some very fine US Veterans. Here's a citation excerpt below about a friend who received one. 

"His awards and decorations  include the  Defense Distinguished Service  Medal (two awards), the U.S. Army Defense Service Medal and the German Golden Cross of Honor. He also has the  Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab."

Others include

   

The 14 Gold Crosses of Honour for Outstanding Deeds during the award ceremony

for valor in combat on April 2, 2010

  • Captain Robert McDONOUGH, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven HUSTED, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason LaCROSSE, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Chief Warrant Officer 3 Nelson VISAYA, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason BROWN, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sean JOHNSON, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Eric WELLS, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Staff Sergeant Travis BROWN, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Sergeant William EBEL, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Sergeant Antonio GATTIS, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Sergeant Steven SHUMAKER, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Sergeant Matthew BAKER, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Sergeant Todd MARCHESE, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army
  • Sergeant Gregory MARTINEZ, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, United States Army

The U.S. MEDEVAC crewmen were honoured with the Gold Cross of Honour for Outstanding Deeds for risking their lives to come to the rescue of German soldiers, who were ambushed by as many as 200 Taliban fighters during a patrol north of the city of Kunduz on April 2. Their reluctance to abandon the Germans had a great impact upon the result of the battle; of 11 German troops seriously wounded in action that day, only three succumbed to their wounds.[13]

for valor in combat on April 2, 2010

  • Sergeant 1st Class Nils BRUNS, Paratrooper Battalion 373, German Army (posthumous)

On April 2, 2010, a parachute infantry platoon of 32 men was ambushed during an IED sweep in Chardara's Isa Khel neighbourhood and surrounded by thrice as many hostiles. Cut off from reinforcements, the troops fought for their lives for nine hours with the platoon basically ending up incapacitated. Bruns was killed in combat when he rushed to the aid of a severely wounded soldier. He was posthumously awarded the Gold Cross of Honour for Outstanding Deeds.[14]

for great civil courage on September 21, 2010

  • Recruit Roman WINS, Naval Infantry Battalion, Eckernförde

Wins (a conscript doing his military service) was travelling on a commuter bus in Kiel when a man attacked the bus driver with a knife and injured her severely. Wins went to the driver's rescue together with another passenger. When the attacker fled Wins followed and overwhelmed him. For his courage Wins was awarded the Gold Cross of Honour for Outstanding Deeds.[15]


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