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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-11-07 11:08 PM
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73. Here's me with my bling:

Granted, I was just a lowly Sergeant, but even we enlisted men get things on our uniforms we didn't used to. On the lower left is a rainbow-colored ribbon called the Army Service Ribbon. All you have to do to get that is serve 6 months on active duty, usually for initial entry training (Basic). The Army only instituted that one back in the early eighties, I think. Before that, a lowly Private would have nothing to put on his uniform until he had either attended a higher-level Army school, or served in combat.

I won't take anything away from Petraeus until I see evidence otherwise. His problem is the same as Colin Powell's. Whatever credibility he earned through a lifetime of honorable service is being pissed away as he sucks up to B*sh & Co. He should know better, but he's not the first career soldier to sell his honor for a mess of pottage, as it were.
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