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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Many such heroes have won the Medal of Honor


But this hero served no armed forces of the USA.
Took no oath.
Held no rank.
Had no weapon.
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Victoria Soto. Mensch.
Attention must be paid.

midnight rider adds these also:

Dawn Hochsprung, Principal

 

Mary Sherlach, Psychologist















Both charged the gunman empty-handed early on. They had to know they had no chance.
 
Dawn Hochsprung, 47, principal, and Mary Sherlach, 56, psychologist

Hochsprung and Sherlach were in a meeting with school therapist Diane Day when they heard gunshots. The two women leapt out of their seats and ran toward the shooter, recalled Day.

“They didn’t think twice about confronting or seeing what was going on,” she said. Both were shot and killed as they lunged towards the gunman.

Hochsprung charged the gunman “in order to protect her students,” said superintendent Janet Robinson.

According to a friend of Sherlach’s husband, she had been preparing to retire at the end of the year.

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1 Comments:

Blogger JohnMack said...

The Facebook page, Sandy Hook Teachers' Medal of Honor, raises the issue of Awards, Medals and Scholarships in honor of these women.

In short, yes, they deserve the Medal of Honor. A once only for a non-military achievement; like Lindbergh's for flying the Atlantic - except perhaps better deserved in this case. It requires Congress to pass special legislation to modify the criteria, as they have done in the past in individual cases.

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