January 1944

Winning Medals and Alienating People

Volume 28, Issue 1

Hillary St George Saunders

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A FRANK and, probably, heated discussion on the subject of awards for the second World War is not a pretty forum. To talk about tinsel and ribbon when death is the bitter fashion appears to be a travesty.

It is necessary for two reasons. First, the men concerned with the giving and taking of the honors-especially the latter-want to know about it. Second, the whole system of honoring American heroes is in danger of falling into disrepute.

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