Tour de Poulet
Via NRO’s K-Low:
BAGDAD JIM [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
pins bronze stars.
Posted at 11:22 AM
From the article she linked to:
The day before Carlos Lazo was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions as a combat medic in Fallujah, he made one of his regular phone calls to Cuba.
He told his two sons, 16 and 19, who live in Cuba, that he would be thinking of them when U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Seattle, pinned the medal to his uniform yesterday morning at the Army National Guard Armory in Seattle. He told them he hoped he could see them soon.
“I’m proud to be an American, and I’m happy to serve,” Lazo said. “We were in Iraq fighting for freedom. And now I’m here, and I’m fighting Congress for the freedom to travel to Cuba.”
At yesterday’s ceremony, Sgt. Lazo, along with fellow Army National Guard combat medics Sgt. Jean Gautreaux, Spc. Marcos Chavez and Spc. Arthur Molina, was awarded the Bronze Star for exceptionally meritorious service. Molina, who lost 30 percent of his hearing when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near him, was also awarded a Purple Heart.
Pity they coudn’t have found George Bush a yellow jersey.
Yes, a yellow jersey would have been perfect.