Richard Davis: Nephew's Medal of Honor reminds us of all heroes in Afghanistan

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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 11:51 a.m.

    Blue Devil -- we all know that Beck and his friends are already about as low as anyone can go.

    What is absolutely mystifying is that ANYONE is dumb enough to listen to them, much less actually believe anything they say.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Feb. 13, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    It was interesting to listen to Glen Beck yesterday criticizing Obama for handing out this award. It is sad to see the sacrifices of men like this turned into political fodder for radio show ratings.

    Will we not stoop any lower?

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    One of the very few times that I have watched CNN was a special report about a week ago about Clinton and what he did that day in Afganistan that earned him the Medal of Honor . It was a very good special report. His little son stole the show prior to the medal presentation.

    The medal would not have been necessary if the military commanders in Afganistan at the time would not have established that base. It was in a small valley surrounded by mountains. No chance for decent defense and very exposed. The men that died that day, died due to the incompetence of those who established that base in a tactically horrible area. It is suprising that all of the soldiers didn't die that day.

    The best analogy as to just how bad the tactical position was, would be to put a small sand bagged compound on the floor of the Huntsman Center, and have the capacity crowd shoot down at the compound from their seats.

    When that is understood, it makes Romesha's heroics all the more relevant and worthy of praise.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    Barack -

    why aren't our troops home?

  • US Army Veteran Lindon, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 5:08 a.m.

    Great story about a great young man, but it is a repeat of what the national news has already been reporting. What about the young man, the nephew that you knew? What was he like before he was a soldier? There must have been characteristics that he displayed as a young man that came to the front in this event? What a great role model he would be to many young people who face similar challenges in life. Here is the type of hero that young people should emulate; not the celebrities, the athletes and music stars, but a young man who saw duty first and concern for the lives of those he counted on and on whom he counted. That is a Soldier!

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 5:05 a.m.

    Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha -- a true American hero.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 1:14 a.m.

    Man, woman, black, gay...

    bring our troops home.