Posted on Nov 19, 2014
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In earlier American history, minority soldiers were denied recognition of their bravery and service. Regardless of your political affiliation, I say we back Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. to pass this one-time waiver of the “five-year rule” for Sgt. Henry Johnson, posthumous award for MOH. In addition what do you think of the five-year rule?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/19/congressmen-push-to-award-harlem-hellfighter-posthumous-medal-honor/
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"Eleven years later, Johnson died destitute, estranged from his family and still unrecognized for his service."

Positively tragic. His recognition is long overdue. These stories make me cry. Fortunately, there are some policy-makers that actually give a damn about our heroes. As for the rest of them...*bites lip*
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SGT (Join to see)Absolutely.   There must be reconciliation to right this wrong.  
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PS--there should also be rules for reconsideration, or consideration for an upgrade to a higher award such as in this case.
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Definitely, it's very likely some awards were low-balled.
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The politics of the time affects people, personalities, process, & procedures. There should be no time limit on fair play, and fair consideration of new facts.
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SGM (Join to see) I think so too. I'm sure there were plenty of service members that got the short end of the stick for one reason or another.
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1lT Morris, yes indeed. Many acts of heroism go unnoticed...no one lives to tell the tale. Other times, someone doesn't support it, or simply too much else going on to track it.
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