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Investigation shows the real reason why the Army denied a soldier the Medal of Honor – The Washington Post

Investigation shows the real reason why the Army denied a soldier the Medal of Honor – The Washington Post

The Army followed its rules while denying a Medal of Honor last year to a Green Beret credited with staving off a brutal ambush in Afghanistan, according to a Defense Department inspector general report released Wednesday. But the report provides a unique glimpse into something else: just how subjective decisions surrounding awards for valor can be.

The investigation examined the case of Army Sgt. 1st Class Earl Plumlee, who was recommended for the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for combat valor…

Source: Investigation shows the real reason why the Army denied a soldier the Medal of Honor – The Washington Post