Sunday, October 06, 2013
This Is Who Obama Tried To Keep Out Of The WWII Memorial
It's worth looking at an example of the kind of person President Obama, in full tantrum mode, tried to shut out of the WWII memorial .
This is Nicholas Oresko of Cresskill, NJ, sitting with Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Dakota Meyer, whom readers of these pages might be familiar with. Master Sergeant Oresko, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, passed away last Friday, October 4th at the age of 96, surrounded by family, veterans and military personnel.
Here's what Master Sergeant Orezco did in World War II during the Battle of The Bulge to earn that Medal of Honor, according to his citation:
M/Sergeant. Oresko was a platoon leader with Company C, in an attack against strong enemy positions. Deadly automatic fire from the flanks pinned down his unit. Realizing that a machinegun in a nearby bunker must be eliminated, he swiftly worked ahead alone, braving bullets which struck about him, until close enough to throw a grenade into the German position. He rushed the bunker and, with pointblank rifle fire, killed all the hostile occupants who survived the grenade blast.
Another machine gun opened up on him, knocking him down and seriously wounding him in the hip. Refusing to withdraw from the battle, he placed himself at the head of his platoon to continue the assault. As withering machine gun and rifle fire swept the area, he struck out alone in advance of his men to a second bunker. With a grenade, he crippled the dug-in machine gun defending this position and then wiped out the troops manning it with his rifle, completing his second self-imposed, 1-man attack.
Although weak from loss of blood, he refused to be evacuated until assured the mission was successfully accomplished. Through quick thinking, indomitable courage, and unswerving devotion to the attack in the face of bitter resistance and while wounded, M /Sergeant. Oresko killed 12 Germans, prevented a delay in the assault, and made it possible for Company C to obtain its objective with minimum casualties.
Yes. this is an example of the kind of patriots our president chose to vent on. Needless to say, with the help of a few friends and some Republican congressmen, the vets didn't put up with it, even when they were threatened with arrest, even when barriers were put in place and wired shut to try and keep them out.
The Marine vets, not to be outdone did the same thing when this president tried to shut them out of the Marine Corps Memorial:
Both of these sites are normally not barricaded, and even in previous shutdowns they were accessible.
But that was before Before Obama.
These episodes say a lot about the character of the current occupant of the Oval Office.