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New Medal From Great Britain

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New Medal From Great Britain

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Thanatos Report This Comment
Date: July 01, 2009 10:39PM

Britain unveiled a new medal Wednesday that will be offered to families of about 8,000 military personnel killed on active duty or in terrorist attacks since World War II.

The nearest kin of military personnel killed in Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan will be among those eligible to receive the Elizabeth Cross, which is named after the reigning monarch.

Queen Elizabeth II told soldiers worldwide in an address on British Forces Broadcasting Service that the medal and accompanying scroll would demonstrate "our enduring debt to those who are killed while actively protecting what is most dear to us all."

The Defense Ministry said it will contact families of the most recently slain soldiers. Relatives of pre-2000 fatalities must apply themselves for one of the silver emblems, which will carry the images of the national flowers of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

The medal is the first to bear the name of a reigning monarch since the queen's father King George VI began awarding the George Cross from 1940 to recognized feats of extraordinary bravery.

The Defense Ministry said the new medal would cover campaigns in Palestine from September 1945 to the end of 1947, the Falklands and Northern Ireland conflicts, as well as wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The honor will also apply to those killed in terrorist attacks, including the two unarmed British soldiers who were shot dead in March by Irish Republican Army dissidents outside a Northern Ireland army base — the first killings of troops in the British territory since the IRA's 1997 cease-fire.
president sleeted Report This Comment
Date: July 02, 2009 12:44AM

mann, fuck all these dead pigs (the troops are just pigs, on an international scale) fuck their families too
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: July 02, 2009 10:28AM

^^^^^^ Obviously you've overlooked the obvious, figures, but.... ^^^^^^

Best to keep in mind everyone of those "pigs" you mentioned was someones son, daughter, husband, wife, brother, sister, father or mother, meaning they were all fellow humans with other humans that loved and cared them. They weren't some nameless, faceless entity and certainly deserve more respect than what you're giving them in your blanket summation of them.

Every barrel contains both good and bad apples assuredly but sayin the whole barrel's bad because of a few in the mix is too broadstroked a brush to paint such an image with winking

southern outlaw Report This Comment
Date: July 03, 2009 05:16AM

ear mr president sleeted, your ip address has been forwarded to osama bin laden, aas well as your name and home address, he will be coming for you, my pig brother and pig sisters and i know where you live, and when he gets here to cut off your balls and force feed them to you, dont call us to come save your sorry ass, as we will remember your last comment, and will only be more than happy to video tape your castration, you are now taken off the protected list, you limp wristed balls sucking scurvy try and have a nice day