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Reply #171: Sorry, Bush may well have correctly worn the ribbon. [View All]

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bwise Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 08:21 AM
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171. Sorry, Bush may well have correctly worn the ribbon.
In the USAF of the late 60s, early 70s, we all wore the outstanding unit award of the unit to which we were assigned if it had in fact won the award. If you were not in the unit when it was won, you only wore it while assigned to the unit. Whether it was "custom", authorized by regulation, or "extralegal", I don't know...and it doesn't really matter in distant retrospect...It is what was done. I wore the AFOUA of the 465th Bomb Wing(later absorbed by the 19th), 8th AF, while I was in the unit. I was instructed to do so, and did not wear it after leaving, and it is not on my DD214. You can call this "anecdotal", but that's how it was.
We should ask ourselves just how relevant trivial issues like this are, given the collosal failures of George W. Bush.
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