Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Waynesville Marine receives second Bronze Star Medal

A Waynesville Marine recently earned his second Bronze Star Medal for actions in Iraq. Capt. Thomas Douglas earned his lastest medal for leading a specially-trained Iraqi police unit in actions against insurgents. He played a big role in training what the military calls one of the top Iraqi units, the Hilla Specical Weapons and Tactics Team. Douglas earned the first Bronze Star for his actions in the Jessica Lynch rescue.

You don't read much of the heroic news out of Iraq. A big part of reason is the military's reluctance in pushing individual achievment. I do believe Douglas's actions are indicitive of the military in Iraq. Their performance has been nothing short of impressive in my opinion. I don't think it hurts the cause to tout their actions.

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