Brothers and sisters, Some many times, deeds are never awarded nor are they made known. So, After asking permission(sorta of) I must let it be known to all, what a few have found out. Our founder and chief rep, (Paul) was just awarde ( recieved a metal for you civies). It is known as The Bronze Star. To a lot, this may mean nothing, a little , or even as to me, a mountain. I have know 2 men who I had the pleasure to serve with, to earn one of the highest awards this contry has to offer. There are a select very few that are higher. I know not why and how that Paul EARNED this award.(I do this to underline that these are not "given") it is not my place or desire to ask how and why. I was not at the presentaion , nor the act,so, I will not venture to quess , nor invent. I will only offer my 100%, no 110%, hand of graditute and admiration for a deed that I myself can no longer do. This man is not some simple name and face on the daily news who we do not know. He is one of our own. For God's sake, if you have not loked for a reason to write, or nothing less take an interest in whats going on, then by all means , do it now. We have boys, girls, cousins, uncles and aunts, Moms and Dads, there, everyday, dying for what our elected people say to do. Please, take an interest, write a letter, for God's sake, bitch to someone who could make a difference, don't just sit there. Exercise the very right that they are fighting and dying to give you. If you don't like what I say, you have the right to differ. One more thing; Paul didn't give me permission to post this. I only asked wasa he trying to keep his award a secret. he said no, he'd been busy. (That alone tells me that him not "Letting the news slip" means he's not one those who wants his horn blowed) Paul, I give you the civilian salute, I am not of the military anymore,but, I do love and respect those of you who are. You have my undieing respect and gratitute. Signed," An American, who still believes"