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Active Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor

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  1. JDragon #StayTheFuckHome

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    http://www.military.com/daily-news/...egends-navy-seal-receives-medal-of-honor.html

    Sounds justified imo.
     
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    Incredible story. Ex navy here and brought tears to my eyes.

    I really wish these heroes got the attention they deserved. Incredible story, there are books detailing the heroism of MOH recipients and I suggest reading them. People, no matter where we come from, are able to do some amazing things and I'm glad we immortalized their legacy.
     
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    you mean a Navy SEAL and not a seal which is an animal right?
     
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    I'm sure at some point in history a seal has risen above and beyond the call.

    No one was around to document Paul the seal rescue all his bros from floating tires.


    I also feel like that would be a Russian thing to do, if an animal was cool enough they just give it medals anyway lol. Didn't a bear fight in WW2?
     
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    Navy SEALs are fucking awesome.
     
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    Adjusted thread title
     
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    I hope that this thread gets the attention it deserves. This man is not just a badass because he's a badass, but because of his selfless attitude.

     
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    I feel like a giant pussy after reading that.
     
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    wow amazing
     
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    Is it unusual for an active SEAL to get recognized like this? I was under the impression that they liked to keep any and all special operations details on the down-low.
     
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    Is the first guy through the door the noob or the craziest badass of the team?
     
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    My guess is that it would be the guy that shows in training to be that guy. Reaction time, reflexes, accuracy, specialty, ability to quickly distinguish between hostage and threat. I'm sure they'd all be willing.
     
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    Are you kidding me? they seem to print out books like they are going out of fashion although i think half of whats written is just pure BS.

    Its nice to see a "feel good" account that its coming from a third party, man is a hero.

    Fuck those that attack aid workers, dont give them any mercy.
     
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    The books/movies that I'm aware of are all about guys who have moved on from the service. Lone Survivor, American Sniper, etc. Maybe I'm just not up on my reading.

    As an aside, Marcus Luttrell gave a very emotional speech to my company at an annual meeting years ago. Afterwards, the CEO gave out a sales award, and announced that the sales guy was a 'Navy SEAL of sales'. It was embarrassing for everybody involved. Probably more than a little infuriating for Luttrell to have his accomplishments compared to a guy who's greatest daily danger is having a phone hung up on him.
     
  17. Bukowski82 Buckle up belt

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    I highly doubt it was infuriating for Luttrell and I don't think that was a disparaging thing to say. Glad to hear you got a chance to listen to him speak, though. Despite not being a very good natural speaker, what he has to say is invaluable to a team of any sort, including a corporate sales team. The same rules apply when you get right down to it.
     
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    I know I've read a book by a SEAL where they talk about how they hate it when people compare themselves to SEALs without understanding what that really means. I'm fairly certain it was actually Luttrell's book, but I read a couple around the same time, so it's possible I've got the wrong one.
     
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    It's a cringe-worthy thing to say, though. Years ago a politician in the UK tried to use the SAS motto, Who Dares, Wins and came off sounding like a complete and utter tool.
     
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    It may be cringe-worthy, but someone taking actual offense to a very clear compliment, even if it's misguided, is far more cringe-worthy.
     

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