Saturday, January 15, 2005

Medal of Honor?

Rich Lowry writes on National Review Online today about a Marine who sacrificed his life to save his fellow Marines. From what I read, Sergeant Rafael Peralta sounds like a candidate for the Congressional Medal of Honor. It is the highest award given by the United States to honour valour in combat.

Further, I agree with Lowry that it is reprehensible that Sgt. Peralta's story is not better known. Why have our media not brought us this story? Why have we heard no other tales of bravery and heroism? Why is the "hero" that our media fawns upon a soldier whose great deed is a question asked in a press conference?