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By: S/Sgt Wally Booher Vietnam 2/70-3/71, 4/72-4/73 1st Angelico, 1st MARSOC

I had a similar experience in Vietnam, I was nominated for the Navy Cross but because I was not attached to a marine unit it was downgraded to the Silver Star, reason my actions were not heroic enough for the Cross I was awarded the Silver Star. Medals are not given they’re earned and then awarded. We serve our country and hope that we serve with honor and valor and when we do the hope is that we are observed doing it and are recognized for the execution of that action. OOHRAH MARINE!!!!!!!! WELL DONE!!!!!!!!

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Kapena - May 19, 2020

Hey Ssgt.Bonehead, as you can see Marines are still standing guard protecting our heritage. Our general orders never change. Forever vigilant. Imitators exit stage left!

MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984 - May 19, 2020

Thanks, Harry. I’m still here, just not as vocal sometimes. I often say, “They’ve been trying to kill me for 74 years and haven’t succeeded yet. But, Damn, they get closer every day!” Keep working on that Ham & Mothers recipe. Semper Fi, Brother!!!

Nick - May 19, 2020

OK.. Booher , Which is it…? Because you were not attached to a Marine unit, or your actions were not “Heroic” enough? Two different stories! Makes it really hard to believe you! Stolen Valor!!

Paul - May 19, 2020

He will probably claim that his records were destroyed in “the fire” Ha Ha. Paul

Harry 1371 - May 19, 2020

Hey Nerd, I think a Form 180 might be in order, What do you think?

Harry 1371 - May 19, 2020

Hey M/Sgt Edd. Been wondering where you were. Glad you’re back. Never could understand how a Marine ,if they are Marines, believes they can BS other Marines. Glad you are here. Harry 1371

MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984 - May 19, 2020

SSgt Booher – There is no “e” in ANGLICO, and there is no such unit as “1st” MARSOC. MARSOC is the Marine Corp’s component command to U.S. Special Operations Command and wasn’t formed until 2006. So, you must be one salty Staff Sergeant to have served from 1970 to 2006. Hell, it would have been more believable if you had promoted yourself to Sergeant Major. How do these jerks get their stories published, and I’ve sent in three true stories that I’ve yet to see. Beats the hell out of me!! Semper Fi!!!

Valor Nerd - May 19, 2020

S/Sgt Booher. According to The D.O.D. There were 24,343 Silver Stars awarded in Vietnam. 21,634 Army, 2,418 Marine Corps,143 Air Force, 136 Navy, and 12 Coast Guard. Search of name comes out negative . Search of Medals and Awards Division Headquarters Marine Corps also negative. Red flag when a Marine touts his own valor.

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