Your Purple Hearts will tell on you...

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  1. Caroline

    Caroline Patron Meritorious

    Gerry responded to an article yesterday in the Belleville News-Democrat: Iraq War veteran lied his way to a Purple Heart and $750,000 (August 26, 2016).

  2. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    You are totally mistaken Caroline. Hubbard was a war hero and he was ahead of his time.

    He got ten medals for fighting a dangerous magnetic deposit and ten for declaring war on Mexico.

    Even with MEST arithmetic, that's twenty.
  3. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    At least he knew his psychological problems were related to his mind.

    A Key to the Unconscious -- Symbological Processing by Hubbard, La Fayette Book Description
    Phoenix, Arizona: Scientific Press, 1952. This is a staplebound Softcover [HR][/HR]
    • Title: A Key to the Unconscious -- Symbological Processing
    • Author: Hubbard, L. Ron
    • Format/binding: Paperback
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Scientific Press
    • Place: Phoenix, Arizona
    • Date published: 1952

    Oh, wait ... he stole that from Freud. What's this ... he printed on 30 sheets of paper, folded it in half and stapled it together to make a tiny book. Then be called his handiwork Arizona Scientific Press. But, it looks like Science! Especially with the word Symbological on it!

    Definition of symbological

    • : of, relating to, or characteristic of symbology
  4. Gizmo

    Gizmo Rabble Rouser

    Well, one absolute first for LRH is that " cluster " on his Purple Heart.

    He is the only person in the world to ever have a " cluster " added to one of his Purple Hearts.

    Can anyone tell me WTF a "cluster" on a Purple Heart means ?

    Oh, at my house, lrh has long been designated as a Black Heart - & that ain't no award.
  5. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    You get a Purple Heart for being wounded. If you are wounded a second time, you don't get multiple medals, you add an oak-leaf cluster to the original medal.


    Above is a Purple Heart medal with 4 oak leaves, indicating the recipient was wounded a total of five times.
  6. Free Being Me

    Free Being Me Crusader

    Exactly. Oak leaf clusters (brass and silver) are common in the military denoting the soldier has received the same medal multiple times. On the sixth award a soldier usually buys a new dress uniform ribbon (because it's full of holes from the brass cluster pins) then pinning a silver oak leaf cluster to the pertinent ribbon. And then the count starts over with brass clusters next to the silver cluster until a second silver cluster is pinned.
  7. cleared cannibal

    cleared cannibal Silver Meritorious Patron

    Depends who you are often when this medal is awarded. They may be incorrect but they describe Kerry as getting three purple hearts. Wounded 3X and never missed a day of duty. It is thinking and planning like this that is the swamp Trump is talking about. To the political animal perception is reality.

    Kerry sustained a very minor wound to his arm, probably caused by debris from his own boat’s salvoes. The scratch earned him his first Purple Heart, a medal awarded for those wounded in combat. Actually there’s no evidence that anyone had fired back, or that Kerry had been in combat, as becomes obvious when we read an entry from his diary about a subsequent excursion, written on December 11, 1968, nine days after the incident that got Kerry his medal. “A cocky air of invincibility accompanied us up the Long Tau shipping channel, because we hadn’t been shot at yet, and Americans at war who haven’t been shot at are allowed to be cocky.”
    He received two more Purple Hearts, both for relatively minor wounds. Indeed Kerry never missed a day of duty for any of the medal-earning wounds.

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