Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 32842
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/01/22 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2004/8/11 [Politics] UID:32842 Activity:nil
8/11    Why do soldiers get medals for being captured by the enemy?  Shouldn't
        medals be restricted to good performance?
        \_ I know, it's stupid. Soldiers also get metal for being killed
           by their own stupidity.
           \_ Although it's very frequently "without regard to their own
              safety", it more usually is "while attempting to flank an enemy
              position" or the like instead of "drove his jeep in reverse
              into an allied minefield"
              \_ we should really give soldiers a break
2019/01/22 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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