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    She also got a Combat Infantryman Badge from a retired soldier... it's just symbolic gestures from people who are proud of her and grateful for her work and protection. It's not like Obama came and presented her a medal instead of giving one to a human who was wounded in action.
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    From what I understand, she was given the Purple Heart medal from a retired service member who has previously earned it. She wasn't formally awarded the Purple Heart from the president or anything. If the person who earned it chooses to pass it along to the dog, then he should be allowed to do that. It's his medal to do with whatever he chooses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allybeth View Post
    From what I understand, she was given the Purple Heart medal from a retired service member who has previously earned it. She wasn't formally awarded the Purple Heart from the president or anything. If the person who earned it chooses to pass it along to the dog, then he should be allowed to do that. It's his medal to do with whatever he chooses.
    Ah, that makes sense to me! I'm totally cool with that.

    I do have to say, I don't agree with anyone who is not a military member formally receiving military awards. Human, dog, cat, whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allybeth View Post
    From what I understand, she was given the Purple Heart medal from a retired service member who has previously earned it. She wasn't formally awarded the Purple Heart from the president or anything. If the person who earned it chooses to pass it along to the dog, then he should be allowed to do that. It's his medal to do with whatever he chooses.
    I was wondering if it was something like that! Like that guy who gave his Purple Heart to Trump or whatever.

    To me that's totally different than the military awarding her a Purple Heart ... that to me has 0 to do with other people not getting them when they should. It's a completely different process if someone who already won it wants to give it to someone else.
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/k9-office...023638582.html

    Here's a video of a definite informal passing down the Purple Heart from someone who has received it formally, to the dog. I think the original article is a bit misleading and makes it sound like she was officially awarded it. That sounded odd to me since I can't imagine there aren't very strict guide lines.
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    Knowing that it was informally given, I think it's fine. Someone gave Trump their Purple Heart. Someone gave John Cena their NAM. This is along the same lines.

    It has nothing to do with anyone else who has not been recognized for their efforts/sacrifices in war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twistertwin View Post
    Knowing that it was informally given, I think it's fine. Someone gave Trump their Purple Heart. Someone gave John Cena their NAM. This is along the same lines.

    It has nothing to do with anyone else who has not been recognized for their efforts/sacrifices in war.
    I'm less bothered by the dog getting it than trump getting it. At least the dog has helped people.
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    I'm less bothered by the dog getting it than trump getting it. At least the dog has helped people.
    YES.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guynavywife View Post
    I'm less bothered by the dog getting it than trump getting it. At least the dog has helped people.
    Same here.
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    I'd rather a dog get it than Trump
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