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Sock Puppet[edit]

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Matt Urban[edit]

Hi, I can't find any source where I can verify the spelling of Matt Urban's original surname. I noticed you changed it from Urbanowicz to Urbanowitz. Are you related to Urban or knew him? Elizium23 (talk) 05:12, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Source: "The Matt Urban Story", 1989, by Lt. Colonel Matt Urban/Charles Conrad

May 2011[edit]

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Regarding your edits to Matt Urban, it is recommended that you use the preview button before you save; this helps you find any errors you have made, reduces edit conflicts, and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history. Thank you. Elizium23 (talk) 05:15, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, talk pages are meant to be a record of a discussion; deleting or editing legitimate comments, as you did at Talk:Audie Murphy, is considered bad practice, even if you meant well. Even making spelling and grammatical corrections in others' comments is generally frowned upon, as it tends to irritate the users whose comments you are correcting. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Elizium23 (talk) 16:30, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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I have restored the "Controversy" section of Matt Urban to its state from several days ago. Your edits to that section in particular have removed any trace of controversy and any mention of Audie Murphy. You really need to use the "Preview" function more and contain your edits to a manageable scale. You also need to stop editing your own comments on talk pages because it seems extremely unproductive. Talk pages are a record of conversation, and they show what you said in a comment at one point in time. Most editors do not go back for weeks afterwards to continually refine a comment once made, unless a grievous error was committed and they need to make a retraction. Furthermore, despite several requests from me to provide reliable sources for your edits, and knowing that you have at least two books in hand that you could cite, your failure to include inline citations for the facts in this article is disappointing. Please make an effort to include citations in your next edits, this is a biography and it makes some extraordinary claims, which I know can be backed up when you have the very source in hand. Elizium23 (talk) 19:27, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

June 2011[edit]

Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to violate Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy by adding commentary and your personal analysis into articles, as you did at Matt Urban, you may be blocked from editing. Elizium23 (talk) 04:41, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

You know, you're not a bad editor, and I sort of regret giving you the above warning, but you really need to work together with the other editors involved in the articles where you work with an eye for improving the text. Not just updating it more and more every day you log in. Work toward a finished copy with the wording you want and inline references that back up your assertions. You can't keep editing sections to distill statements into nothingness, particularly in regards to the Audie Murphy controversy. That is an important section that should either be expanded with references, or left intact. Please, please slow down, add some references since you are lucky to have the books in hand, and work with us here. Thanks. Elizium23 (talk) 05:12, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Llewellyn Morris Chilson[edit]

Thanks for your additions. I did a bit of formatting after you, see my changes here. JORGENEV 23:41, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Note that headlines should use headline formatting ([1]). JORGENEV 07:31, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

CAN you add a photo of Liewellyn Chilson?

I suggest > http://www.cprofota.com/images/ChilsonPortrait.BPB Sorry its > http://www.cprofota.com/images/ChilsonPortrait.BMP

Hey, I would very much like to. However when looking for images to upload to Wikipedia we need to be sure that they are under appropriate licensing (free licensing as per Wikipedia:Image use policy) and I see no copyright information there and no way to contact the owner. JORGENEV 06:26, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Please someone, add an appropriate page photo for of Chilson.

October 2011[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia and thank you for your contributions. However, I noticed that your username (YahwehSaves) may not meet Wikipedia's username policy because it appears to state as fact a hotly-contested opinion. If you believe that your username does not violate our policy, please leave a note here explaining why. As an alternative, you may ask for a change of username, or you may simply create a new account to use for editing. Thank you.   — Jeff G. ツ (talk) 02:55, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

I think his username is perfectly acceptable. JORGENEV 06:27, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
I agree. There are many users with the name Yahweh, God, Buddah, Jesus, Allah, Satan, et cetera. This username does not mislead, promote, offend, or disrupt Wikipedia. Granted, the purpose of Wikipedia is to provide an objective encyclopedia, their allowance of free-will and liberty only promotes a username indicating one's higher-power and other discussable usernames (Christ, Savior, Lucifer, Demon, Devil, Pastafarian {Flying Spaghetti Monsterism}, alcohol, marijuana, motorcycle). In my opinion, this username is in accordance with Wikipedia's username policy. Bullmoosebell (talk) 00:24, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
I also expressed my doubt to the accusing editor, who inexplicably responded that it is "disruptive and promotional". But not to worry, this incident has been reviewed by an administrator and shown to be innocent. Elizium23 (talk) 00:31, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Redacting your comments[edit]

I am going to start reverting you when you change your own talk page comments. According to WP:REDACT it is unacceptable to substantially change your comments after they have been replied to. Please do not edit your own comments without indicating the change in an acceptable manner. Elizium23 (talk) 05:23, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Drastic changes to articles on South Vietnamese military decorations[edit]

These articles are written using the proper terminology of the era. The medal names are given as they were used by the country which awarded them, which names did NOT use the term "Republic of Vietnam". Do not make drastic changes like these to articles of long standing without discussing them first on the talk pages of the articles in question. --Orange Mike | Talk 14:47, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) is/was officially used by the U.S. military for Viet Nam (Vietnam).

But the question is what the country awarding the medal, the RoV, called the medal; not what a foreign country (i.e., us) called the Republic of Vietnam. I repeat: medal names are given as they were used by the country which awarded them, not what somebody else called or calls them. --Orange Mike | Talk 15:54, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

This is an encyclopedia, in English. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.79.31.20 (talk) 16:11, 4 January 2012 (UTC) The Republic of Viet-Nam (RVN not RoV) is on the award citation of the Gallantry Cross (Vietnamese Gallantry Cross) which I did refer to the medal as more than once.

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South Vietnam medal names[edit]

FYI, take a look at this if you want official name for South Vietnamese medals: Medals and Decorations of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces - South Vietnam - 1967. A publication by the government of South Vietnam. It would not be necessary for the Vietnamese to call the a medal Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal. The just call it Civil Actions Medal. Ask your self this question. What do Chinese people call Chinese food? The just call if food. Cheers. EricSerge (talk) 05:13, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

I am was following the military editing of awards. The Vietnamese government did not put Vietnam or South Vietnam on the medal award citation but officially "Republic of Viet Nam", Gallantry Cross; RVN not RoV. Its the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross; Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm. Its not a "South Vietnam" publication of their awards but a "Republic of Vietnam" publication. Strange, some editors abuses are ignored and allowed, and I'm questioned (about food)?

Apparently you missed the reference I linked in my comment. It is a scan of an official document published by the government of the Republic of Vietnam. That is what I was using to figure out medal names. If you are using some type of certificate to judge medal names and their capitalization you may be mislead. In reviewing the US Army's Institute of Heraldry website they also add the county name, but that is likely necessary to differentiate that it is from a foreign power and not from the US.
If you want to mince words over South Vietnam versus Republic of Vietnam all I can say is that Republic of Vietnam redirects to South Vietnam on Wikipedia. I imagine that is by community consensus. Wikipedia's WP:NPOV guidelines likely guided that decision. Remember at that period of time there were two entities calling themselves Vietnam and both believe themselves to the the legitimate government of the country.
If you are accusing me of abuses I would appreciate if you pointed them out, or if they are egregious take them to WP:AIV. When communicating with you I am doing my best to assume good faith. That is why I pointed out the source that I was basing my view upon. Cheers. EricSerge (talk) 02:41, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

You don't have good faith, I useded the link above you that yourself refered to (official RVN document) and quoted from it for what the gallantry cross is awarded for and you undid it and then accuse me of what you do. And the same source quote is/was in TALK.

Hey gang, with respect to this user for which we seem to having some difficulty, let me just say that the web-link up there is an AMAZING find. It should be linked and used as a major source for any article of Vietnamese medals. -OberRanks (talk) 21:54, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Stop it[edit]

Your changes are not improvements. Stop, or you will be blocked from editing. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 06:20, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

My changes (improvements) are as good as anyone elses if not better, including yours, least I don't use (or tell others to use like was done to me) innaccurate references with inncorrect or false information as facts.

You and another editor for example had determined Urban was Jewish despite multible references saying he was of "Polish heritage" (Wikipedia bio) based on a false reference which was got to be used to uncivilly discredit me intentionally and to repeatly disrupt (undo) by work to Help Improve the Article and pull in a like minded adminstrator against me. Fact is, Urban himself is not from Poland (one who came from Poland and became a citizen). For saying that I was bashed by the editor(?).

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Someone else can edit " In 1977....

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Disruptive Edits[edit]

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JMUA[edit]

I've left you a message on the Award star talk page. Regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 00:51, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Sign your posts[edit]

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Signing posts[edit]

I'm thinking it may be confusing to you when we're discussing "signing posts". Do you realize that every time you've posted a comment on a talk page (like the 5/16 inch star article), it's been unsigned? And that other users have been manually coming along behind you and adding something to indicate who wrote the text that you wrote? It's very easy to fix this, you just add four tildes (~~~~) to the very end of your posting, and presto, Wikipedia automatically signs your posted comments. Please respond to let me know if either 1) you understand what I'm talking about, or 2) this is still confusing to you. Thanks! AzureCitizen (talk) 22:10, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

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Reply[edit]

Hello User:YahwehSaves, I received your message recently. If you do believe that you are being hounded, you could bring up the situation to the administrator's noticeboard. However, perhaps the user who is reverting you, honestly finds some of your edits to be problematic; I would recommend discussing the situation with that user first before going to the noticeboard. I hope this helps. With regards, AnupamTalk 05:50, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

YahwehSaves (a.k.a. sockpuppet 75.79.31.20), you are not being singled-out by me, you are being analyzed by many editors and administrators because you continue to make make disruptive edits. You have been educated on the policies & guidelines andmanual of style (to include use of an article's talk page "to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors") on numerous occasions. You've been warned, even blocked from editing for periods of time, because of your disruptive edits and choice to ignore the policies & guidelines and manual of style.
Additionally, you make shadowing edits without logging into your account, which is sockpuppeting (another violation), and thatIP address has been punished previously as well.
You are not new. In more than 13 months of editing, rather than educating yourself on & adhering to the publications you've been provided, you've chosen to continue your disruptive edits, and even engaged in edit warring (another violation). Having done so, you've lost much credibility in the Wikipedia community.
Now, because you are being warned with punishment again and each of your edits are being scrutinized, you are taking this personal and displaying and offensive posture with insults (another violation). Research the publications you've been provided with, then follow the information provided. If you require further education, please see the principles of Wikipedia. Bullmoosebell (talk) 09:58, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

June 2012[edit]

This is your last warning. The next time you make personal attacks on other people, as seen in Ira Hayes, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Comment on content, not on fellow editors. Elizium23 (talk) 06:09, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

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A little help[edit]

Wikipedia:Referencing for beginners. I hope this helps. Bullmoosebell (talk) 10:13, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

July 2012[edit]

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Dealey vs. Murphy[edit]

Hi - You've edited the Samuel David Dealey page to say he "is the highest decorated American serviceman of the war." The Audie Murphy page says Murphy "was the most highly decorated American soldier in World War II." There is a distinction between "serviceman" and "soldier" but there is also a distinction to be made between number of different awards and the number of high awards for valor. I think we need a third way to say it, particularly since the DSC and the MOH are for the same action. (See the controversy.) Thoughts? JMOprof (talk) 14:54, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

I changed introduction to, he, Dealey, "is one of the most decorated American servicemen for valor of the war". Sub commanders Sam Dealey and Eugene Fluckey (MOH+4-NC's) are at least 2 servicemen more highly decorated for WWII than Murphy is.
Not all military awards are decorations and not all combat decorations are awarded for valor. The foreign combat decorations may be awarded for the same action as an American combat decoration was awarded for. Audie Murphy got several foreign decorations like the Legion of Honor for the same action as his Medal of Honor. For the last few years, any living WWII veteran who served in France can get the Legion of Honor medal officially from France.
Matt Urban and Llwellyn Chilson, both combat infantrymen WWII (France), were awarded more combat decorations by the US Army for WWII than Audie Murphy was awarded and Chilson has more Army combat decorations for valor than Murphy has. Both Chilson (3-DSC's..) and Urban (MOH...) received some US combat decorations after WWII for WWII (Chilson 7 at one time by Truman). Urban who has more combat decorations (7-PH's...) than Murphy, is still not awarded for his own personal 1-man recon mission in North Africa that destroyed (he destroyed) one of Rommel's field communication centers saving who knows how many lives.

Hi - it would appear that the Murphy article needs an update. ☺ WW2 Army lore isn't my specialty, it's WW2 submarine warfare. It was my edit that moved Fluckey and Dealey to notability in your improved Navy Cross page (thank you). I was thinking of moving John D. Bulkeley there with a MOH, DSC, and two Navy Crosses, but the informal threshold seems to be 5 first and second tier awards. It you moved him up, I certainly wouldn't take him out. (Did you see the notability discussion on the talk page?) I do agree that repetitive medals of greater distinction trump more medals of mixed distinction. I don't know that your original call on Dealey was wrong but I thought it brooked argument. Thanks. JMOprof (talk) 02:55, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

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Rosette question[edit]

I've been wondering, do you know if the MOH rosette is a metal pin, or if it's a cloth ribbonette pressed and folded into the design? This is something I've been curious about for some time. Regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 00:28, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

I was holding a Marine MOH recently, the MOH lapel button or rosette lapel button is a matching ribbon with 13 stars folded and pressed into the pin like a ribbon is pressed into the medal ribbon holder for a service ribbon. I read that too on Net somewhere.
I think first time issued MOH's (at least Navy version) are always govt made bronze ones. Besides Navy site and Institute of Heraldry site, the Govt-Army regulation that I had referenced and was removed said 5-pointed bronze star. I think the replacement MOH's given to MOH recipients and NOKs (if they are entitled to a replacement), and MOH's given (loaned) to museums, are company made brass ones. I read somewhere on net MOH is made with a "gilt-bronze" finish.
The Navy had rectangular (vertical) centerpieces and 6-sided centerpieces or shields on the neck ribbon before it was changed to octagon. You can see these on the net for before WWII, and Korea I think...it looks like the Navy had transparent blue neck ribbons too, shiny silk, silver blue, not bluebird color...sometimes looks darker too in the light which looks better to me than the plain light blue one with a large octagon shield. There was white star differences too. I think the Navy version was made first and that's why its the only one that keeps the original (traditional) star design, star size, and bronze appearance ... bronze Navy and Army MOH models were made first before the 200/2000 were ordered in ~1861 or 1862. -YahwehSaves
I think they were made of bronze in the past, but for many many decades now they're made of brass and other inexpensive materials just because it's cheap and easy. I don't have any source citations/references to prove that, just my opinion/perspective on it. When a reference says "The current medal is a five-pointed bronze star...", I think they just mean the color is bronze, not the actual metal composition. It's just a good way to describe it as opposed to what it's made of. For example, a government reference might say that "lieutenant's bars are silver" and "lieutenant commander's oak leaves are gold" but it's all just brass in it's true chemical composition.
With regard to the lapel button, thanks, I was wondering if it was cloth ribbon or metal. In all the other medal sets I've seen, you get a little metal pin replica of the service ribbon and that's what made me wonder if the MOH rosette was actual cloth ribbon or just a metal image of one. Glad to hear they actually make it of cloth, it's more appropriate given the MOH's status.
On the different Navy venterpieces and shields, different color hues, and different stars, I got a sense of that looking at some of the pictures of older MOHs being worn on individual service members (you can look at lots of samples by going to the lengthy lists of MOH Recipients). Don't know if it's worth trying to work into the historical section without it becoming too cluttered or confusing, plus without references it becomes very fuzzy, but if you want to try to work something in it's an idea. One thing patently missing from the historical section is discussion of the Tiffany Cross, which we really should include. We have the image in the historical section, but no explanation. I will try working something in on that shortly... Regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 13:37, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Retain national varieties of English[edit]

With regards to this edit See MOS:ENGVAR: favouring and colour are correctly spelt[sic]. -- PBS (talk) 15:10, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Consistency on MOH[edit]

I think we introduce problems when we describe something in one location as "X" and then describe it somewhere else (under a photo of it, for example) as "Y". Is there a reason why we would want to introduce inconsistencies? I think you've done this a couple times before so I'm asking here since I can't divine your intentions from the edit summaries. Thanks, AzureCitizen (talk) 00:05, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

The manuals (DoD) says "Medal of Honor ribbon" (its quoted in Appearance section - for "V" device application for MOH) not Medal of Honor service ribbon (Box photo).
"Lapel button" not bowknot.
The MOH presentation case contents I believe are refered to as: Medal of Honor, ribbon, and lapel button. --YahwehSaves
Are you saying that you think instead of calling it the "service ribbon" or the "ribbon bar", we should just call it the "ribbon"? AzureCitizen (talk) 00:32, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Perhaps its better to remove the top ribbon and lapel button photo? Only one photo of each is required for the Article.
Then the names of the 2nd photos would be: Service ribbon, Lapel button (rosette), "V" (valor) device?
Rosette means rose design, lapel buttons can have different designs like the Gold Star Lapel Button (silver circle with a center star) that's mentioned in DoD 1348.33 V3 under lapel buttons. --YahwehSaves
It's true that most articles only have one photo of a particular item. If we apply that rationale, however, it would also justify removing all the pictures of the individual medals in the appearance section, on the basis that the same images appear at the top of the article as well. The Medal of Honor is so rare compared to all the other DOD medals that I think it's justified to include the individual images in the appearance section again so that readers can see exactly what we're talking about at the same time that they're reading about the appearance and design of the medals and their accessories. Most other medals have much smaller articles as well, so you usually just see the medal and it's associated service ribbon in the main infobox. Originally, the subsection with the individual images appeared so closely near the top of the article that the visual display was redundant, but fortunately you added enough stuff into the "history" section above that it all spaces out very nicely now and come across well in the aesthetic. With regard to the names of the individual items, I just think it's important to pick one name (whatever the best, most accurate, most recognizable name is) and then consistently use the same descriptive name wherever it needs to appear in the article, to keep it consistent. Service ribbon seems to be better than ribbon bar or ribbon. Lapel button seems better now than lapel pin or rosette. On the "V" device, there are other names for it but again, "V" device is the most prominent (the one that the MOH clause on p. 34 specifically mentions), so I think it better to say "V" device rather than add in "valor" (I've always understood the V to stand for Valor, but that's not explicitly formalized and gets us back into the problem of multiple names). I think the current incarnation of the appearance section we've been collaborating on actually looks quite good now, better than anything we had previously before, and comes across very sharp, crisp, specific, etc.  :) Oh - something else if I may - I've noticed you sometimes add things in the text using parenthesis, and I come along and rephrase it so that the parenthesis are no longer used. I do this because if something is worth saying, 99% of the time you can find a way to say it without resorting to parenthesis, and the end result looks better. For example, if you had a sentence that said "The silk sash (purple), with it's golden (Victorian) fringe, is displayed with the cross (Celtic) at top", it makes for better encyclopedic prose to say "The silk purple sash, with it's Victorian-era golden fringe, is displayed with the Celtic cross at top." Even if you have to add in a few words to do it, it just comes across better in its style. Just wanted to say something in the way of explanation if you've been wondering why I keep removing parenthesis and rephrasing. Does that make sense now? Regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 01:13, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Problem is, there are 2 different "ribbons" for the medal (neck+bar) ribbon. The Medal with the neck ribbon is the priority not the service ribbon and lapel button, with duplicate photo and duplicate description.
Would it be better to drop the the 2nd photos and just leave the V device photo? Try it that way and see what happens(?). Seems other articles for other things have it this way, no ribbon repeats but something else.
Isn't the lapel button description supposed to be rosette bowknot instead of bowknot rosette? I saw it this way on the net for MOH > bowknot (rosette), was why i did it that way... it implies there is more than 1 kind of bowknot.
The MOH with a completely folded up neck ribbon comes in a small presentation case like the cases other medals come in, but says, Medal of Honor, on top of the case. The NOK receive a large wooden glass case with the MOH displayed with the neck ribbon as a large V and a gold nameplate in it for the deceased. --YahwehSaves

I truly believe having the images of the three different medals with the neck ribbons attached, the service ribbon, the lapel button, and the "V" device all in the same place neatly dressed in a vertical column just to the right of the specific text descriptions for each item in the appearance section (Army/Navy/AF, then the accessory paragraphs) is a big improvement for the reader because it puts everything in one place, to read and see at the same time, with explanation just at left and picture just at right. If you dislike the duplication of the imagery, how about we try and see how it looks with the ribbon and lapel button hidden at the top instead (by "commenting" them out, at least temporarily)? I'll make that edit in just a minute as a test. While I'm at it, I will also change the text from "bowknot rosette" to "rosette bowknot" per your suggestion. After that, I need to turn in for the night but will check back tomorrow morning when I get online to see what you think... --AzureCitizen (talk) 03:48, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
It seems Ok like this, focus is more on the 3 medals now and the box seems more dignified to look at. --YahwehSaves
Just got back online this morning. Sounds good! As a side note, it looks like two editors are discussing the issue of MOH versus CMOH at the bottom of the article's Talk Page. I'm going to check the archives to see if that issue was discussed previously. Regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 13:02, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

The reason its called the Congressional Medal of Honor Society is because its chartered by the Congress--have a source for that supported by the CMOHS.
I was looking at the Navy MOH version before WW2, no center piece/shield on the neck ribbons.
The first Navy version (models or first samples could be the ones that looked reddish) supposedly were copper and bronze coated, but the ones ordered were again called "bronze"-have another reference for that too. The DOD versions-diagram versions given here of what the 3 medals are made of has now been removed?
I thought the tiny silver star center star is supposed to be "silver", that's why its called Silver Star, when its basically a Gold Star. Don't know why the Bronze Star Medal has a center star too, don't need it (actually 2 stars like Silver Star is 2 stars). You should get what its called. All they had to do was make the BSM into a SS, chrome or nickel or something like it if they cant afford silver. The Silver Star is flat while the BSM isn't, which is better I think.

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The Silver Star and subsequent awards of Coast Guard personnel[edit]

Howdy. Do me a favor and read page 1-13 of the Coast Guard Awards Manual. On there it has listed the Silver Star and next to it is a superscript "a". Scroll down to the end of the legend on page 1-16, that explains that "a" means 5/16-inch stars for subsequent awards. Nowhere in that manual does it say oak leaf cluster for anything other than joint personal and unit awards. Just because the manual says "Silver Star" in more places than it says "Silver Star Medal" does not mean they use olc's as the appurtenance for subsequent awards. It would behoove us to edit the article to be accurate, but if I do so now, it may appear that there is an edit war going on. Cheers. EricSerge (talk) 12:30, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

1. Where in the CG manual does it say Silver Star Medal? "Just because the manual says 'Silver Star" in more than one place than it says "Silver Star Medal"... does it mean they use olc's as the appurtenance for subsequent awards".

2. Where does this come from? "Nowhere in the manual does it say oak leaf cluster for anything other than joint personnel and unit awards".

3. What is the purpose in giving the above as facts? Its not to be accurate.

a Is tiny-blurry on the computer I'm using, I thought it was an asterisk. The manual says:
DOD/USN*
1-13 Silver Star a
2-3 5. Silver Star
1-16 Subsequent Awards: The following stars (or cluster) are authorized to denote subsequent awards.
"c" Oak leaf Cluster: Authorized for wear on joint unit or personal awards. Awards issued from other services with the OLCs will be worn with the OLCs unless the same award is issued by the Coast Guard with a different device (e.g. Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal).

Page 22-1 it lists the "Silver Star Medal" in the order of precedence.
You are misreading the oak leaf cluster section, joint unit or personal awards on page 1-16 refers to joint awards both unit and personal. Joint awards are the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. In reading the table on page 1-13 you can see that the JMUA is the only one with a "c" next to it. Next to the Silver Star is "a" meaning 5/16-inch star. As you acknowledge that you are unable to view the source in proper detail with your computer, I am changing the article to reflect that the USCG uses gold stars. If you do not believe that the USCG uses gold stars I offer you a picture of retired Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen [2] EricSerge (talk) 01:28, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
The Coast Guard awards the "Silver Star" (2-3 5.) not Silver Star Medal (Navy 22-1) and CG wears the 5/16 inch star with the exception if the Army awards CG the Silver Star with an OLC (1-16 "c").
I am not going to split hairs over which they use as the Coast Guard is inconsistent. You are mistaken about the example that you cite "if Army awards CG Silver Star..." According to the Coast Guard Awards Manual page 1-16, "Awards issued from other services with OLCs will be worn with OLCs unless (my emphasis) the same award is issued by the Coast Guard with a different device (e.g., Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal). They only way they would wear an Oak Leaf Cluster outside of Joint awards would be a multiple of awards of something like the Army Commendation or Achievement Medal, something that the Coast Guard itself does not award. EricSerge (talk) 21:04, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

The Coast Guard manual is not the Navy manual (22-1). We're talking about the Silver Star - are you saying the Coast Guard member can't wear the Silver Star with OLC, and only the 5/16 inch star, if both Silver Stars were awarded by the Army (according to CG 1-16 "c")?. If so, then I think you are the one that's mistaken.

There is no page 22-1 in SECNAVINST 1650.1H. EricSerge (talk) 21:37, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
We're talking about the Silver Star. Are you saying the Coast Guard member can't wear the Silver Star with OLC if both Silver Stars were awarded by the Army? If so, then I think you are the one that's mistaken.
Enough with debating the name of the medal. I call a motor vehicle a "car", you call it an "automobile" at the end of the day we are talking about the same thing. It is already mentioned in the lead that the naval service calls it the Silver Star Medal, there is no need to beat a dead horse with prose, it is already covered and does not need to be covered in every single paragraph.
As to OLC's did you not read the same passage I read? I am not talking about the navy manual but the CG manual. The unless part seemed pretty open and shut to me. EricSerge (talk) 21:35, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

"There is no page 22-1". I meant "SECNAVINST 1650. H (1-22). When you answered above, 22-1, I thought it was 1-22
Navy awards precedence is 1-22, Silver Star Medal. Awards Silver Star Medal.
CG awards precedence is 22-1, Silver Star Medal. Awards Silver Star.
DoD awards precedence is V3-P. 60, Silver Star Medal.
CG 1-16 "c." unless the same award is issued with a different device. Silver Star has no other devices. The CG wears the Army awarded Silver Star (2) with the OLC only, correct?

I will no longer engage in this pedantic discussion with you. You keep obliterating a reference about the Navy and Marine Corps using 5/16" stars for no apparent reason. The Silver Star and the Silver Star Medal are the exact same thing. There is no difference. It is a hunk of shiny metal that hangs under a red, white and blue ribbon. Your editing seems to border on the disruptive and you refuse to think about reviewing and following the Manual of Style. I cannot work with you sir. EricSerge (talk) 00:15, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

The CG is under Dept. of Homeland Security not the Navy Dept., that's evidently why it awards the Silver Star (uses oak leaf clusters: not in this case) instead of the Silver Star Medal (which uses 5/16" stars). The CG awarded Silver Star Medals during Vietnam.

Holy crap man, the Silver Star and Silver Star Medal are the same thing. There is no difference. The USCG does not issue awards with olc's. READ THE MANUAL [3]. EricSerge (talk) 12:43, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

I know Silver Star is the same "medal", kinda foolish to say otherwise. Why don't you read the Navy & Marine manual and show me where it says "Silver Star" instead of Silver Star Medal. What I said was, when the Army awards 2 Silver Stars to the CG they wear the olc on it. If the CG awards another Silver Star then a 5/16 inch star is added (Silver Star with olc+5/16" star). You know otherwise?

I was gone for the stretch of time that you and Eric were discussing the above text; now that I've read it and taken a look at the applicable references and pages, and thought about the issue, I would conclude the following:
The relevant guidance is located in COMDTINST M1650.25D on page 1-16. It says:

"Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC). Authorized for wear on joint unit or personal awards. Awards issued from other services with OLCs will be worn with OLCs unless the same award is issued by the Coast Guard with a different device (e.g., Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal)."

Therefore, if a member of the Coast Guard is serving with an Army unit and was awarded a decoration by the Army, if that award is something unique to the Army such as the Army Commendation Medal or the Army Achievement Medal, and then on subsequent occasions the Coast Guard member was awarded further Army Commendation Medals or Army Achievement Medals, the Coast Guard member would wear oak leaf clusters on the service ribbons of those medals. However, if the Coast Guard member is awarded a decoration by the Army, and that decoration is an award that is also issued by the Coast Guard (i.e., Silver Star Medal), then he or she would would wear 5/16 inch stars, even if the Army awarded him or her multiple Silver Star medals and the Coast Guard itself had never awarded him or her one. Does that make sense now, or is there still disagreement here? Hope this helps... regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 20:10, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

First of all, check the CG manual (2008), the CG no longer awards "Silver Star Medals" and "Purple Heart Medals" like they did during the Vietnam War. The CG is now under the Dept. of Homeland Security... it changed to the Silver Star and Purple Heart but kept the 5/16" star instead of changing to the olc. (like DHS is temporary or something?).

The Army awarded CG members Silver Star Medals with olc's during Vietnam, do you think they took off the olc's and put 5/16' stars on it? if they didn't then, they wouldn't now would they? The "e.g.' quote above, leaves out Silver Star (has Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal). --Yahweh Saves

The abbreviation "e.g." is latin for exempli gratia, which means "for example". The USCG instruction at issue specifies that OLCs "will be worn, unless the same award is issued by the Coast Guard with a different device (e.g., Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal)." In that usage, e.g. means they are giving examples of the "same" types of awards. Hence, when the instruction says "unless the same award", they are talking about medals like the BSM and the Silver Star too. "Exempli gratia" may have been throwing you off but it clearly can not be interpreted to be an exclusionary list that only authorizes the LM and the MSM in that regard. That is the rule today; if the USCG was letting Coast Guard members wear oak leaf clusters on their silver stars back during Vietnam, it's an interesting aspect of history but that was many decades ago and Coast Members awarded Silver Stars today wear them in accordance with COMDTINST M1650.25D page 1-16. Regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 01:33, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

The Coast Guard:
Changed the Silver Star Medal to Silver Star (awards "Silver Star") but still awards "Purple Heart Medal" (?).
Says "LEGENDS" (?), in bold (?), P. 1-15.
CG manual: It doesn't say V Device (or Combat "V"). You see "Combat V" in the CG manual (Combat V is in Navy-Marine manual)?
CG manual: V Device (or Combat V?) not in the CG citations (with valor) or on the CG Certificates (VALOR) (?).
Eg doesn't mention "Silver Star" (Silver Star Medal) (olc or 5/16" star, SS/SSM has no other devices).
Eg (Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal (olc or 5/16" star), has other or "different devices", V&O).
In the past if olc's were worn on Army awarded Silver Stars for Navy or Coast Guard personnel before why wouldn't it be worn now (?)
CG Medal of Honor (P. 1-13, Medal of Honor a = 5/16 inch gold star not "V" device for additional award) (?).

You've pointed out that the Coast Guard doesn't say "V" Device or Combat "V" in their instruction and I agree. They do refer to it as the "Combat Distinguishing Device" just as the Navy and Marines do, however, hence it's pretty obvious they're talking about the same thing.
With regard to whether or not USCG personnel awarded Silver Stars with oak leaf clusters in Vietnam would wear them today, I think it depends on the context. If we're talking about retirees or veterans wearing their medals at a ceremony, I don't think anyone would expect them to take off the OLCs and put on 5/16 inch stars. However, if a USCG member was actually still in the service today, 40+ years later, and they were servicing their uniform and they actually had OLCs on a Silver Star, it would be appropriate and in keeping with the current guidance for them to remove the OLCs and put on 5/16 inch stars. In the military, when it comes to wearing a uniform, we go with what the service regulations say today, not what they said in a prior incarnation (hence why regulations often contain the proviso that they "supersede" prior regulations). It's all just a part of keeping things in uniformity.
If the e.g. thing is still causing any confusion, it may help to view the text quotation with exempli gratia directly replaced with it's literal full translation from the latin, which is for the sake of example (see here). AzureCitizen (talk) 14:16, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

"Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC). Authorized for wear on joint unit or personal awards. Awards issued from other services with OLCs will be worn with OLCs unless the same award is issued by the Coast Guard with a different device (for the sake of example, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal)."

We don't know how long after the Vietnam War somethings were changed, the DoD 2010 manual has the V for the 2nd MOH which is a rather recent change since the 2006 Navy-Marine manual and the CG 2008 manual both have the 5/16" star for the 2nd MOH.
The Air Force manual 2001 doesn't allow use of the MOH lapel button. But may now be following the DoD manual.

All true, some changes may be very recent while others might be far older. You'd probably need copies of every regulation and instruction governing uniforms and awards issued over the past several decades to be able to figure out just exactly when it all happened. In so far as the V for the 2nd MOH, I agree that it's definitely a very recent change and it would probably be a good idea to add that information to both the MOH article and the V article. I'll take care of that with my next two edits... AzureCitizen (talk) 19:44, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

5/16 inch stars[edit]

Do you know what the limit is for the number of 5/16 inch stars a service member can put on a service ribbon for a medal in the maritime services? Is it four, or five? For example, in the Army, you can't wear more than four oak leaf clusters on a single ribbon. This makes me wonder what the Navy does, but the SECNAVINST doesn't address it. Regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 19:05, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

4 gold stars. Allows 5 devices per ribbon (1 silver star and 4 gold stars).— Preceding unsigned comment added by YahwehSaves (talkcontribs)
Okay, good, that means the 5/16 inch star article examples (awards 1-14 of the NAM) are correct. Interesting that the Army goes with 4 OLCs per ribbon while the Navy goes with 5 stars per ribbon (maybe it's because OLC's are wider than 5/16 inch stars and hence they take up more room), but I guess that's what they decided. Okay, next question: what happens when you get a 15th award in the Navy? Do you add a ribbon to the right of the first one and start adding stars there, just like the Army? --AzureCitizen (talk) 21:16, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Add another ribbon far as I know right now. I Think the Air Force manual says only two Legion of Merits are allowed for an airman's career.

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Do you know how to sign your comments on Talk Pages? I'm checking right now to see if either 1) you don't understand how to do it, or 2) you know how, but either don't want to or just keep forgetting. Which is it? AzureCitizen (talk) 19:14, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

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Medal of Honor[edit]

I respectfully disagree with your edits removing the name of the act from >"An Act to Amend Titles 10, 14, and 38, United States Code, with Respect to the Award of Certain Medals and the Medal of Honor Roll," July 25, 1963, HR 2998, Public Law 88-77, 77 Stat. 93. That is the law the set those criteria- the fact that DoD does not fully cite it in the manual is irrelevant, as the name of the act itself does not change. Title 14 does include the criteria (see http://us-code.laws.com/title-14-coast-guard/part-i-regular-coast-guard/chapter-13-pay-allowances-awards-and-other-rights-and-benefits/491), and so does title 38 (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title38/html/USCODE-2011-title38-partII-chap15-subchapIV-sec1560.htm). The reason is that title 14 is the Coast Guard (doesn't fall under DoD), and title 38 is the VA. They still apply the same criteria because they were aligned by the same statute.

It's always more correct to cite the statute over Service or OSD regulation. The reason is that the latter are secondary sources, and they contain numerous errors (you are trusting that the policy proponents know what they are doing, and they often do not have much in the way of historical files). The only authority for the medal is the statute. Foxtrot5151 (talk) 05:03, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Look at the Authority and Privileges section, has Title 10... someone had started that with just Army.

Yes, the section is incomplete- it is missing the Coast Guard statute, and those statutes are not even remotely similar in law or langauge to the 1862 statute (which was only for the Army). The quoted section also only applies to the Army (but falls after the Air Force). It would make more sense to put that before the various services and simply put "Service" in brackets. I rewrote much of this page last week- entire sections were fragmented and contradictory, especially in reference to the separate pre-1963 Army and Navy statutes, and the Navy's use of a non-combat statute up to 1963.Foxtrot5151 (talk) 13:35, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

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You may want to try signing your posts using four tildes (~~~~), or by clicking the signature and timestamp button (the pen next to the Italicized I in the toolbar at the top of the edit window). Not signing makes it hard to figure out if a post belongs to you, which gives the impression that you're trying to hide something (something only a troll or vandal would need to do). Refusing to address matters that multiple editors (including uninvolved editors) bring up is honestly rude. You wouldn't want to give people the impression that you're rude or disruptive, right? Ian.thomson (talk) 21:23, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Information.svg Hello. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. You could also click on the signature button Insert-signature.png or Button sig.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your username or IP address and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when they said it. Thank you. Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 22:33, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Let me be more direct than my colleagues. If you want to retain your ability to edit Wikipedia, you should immediately go to WP:ANI#User:YahwehSaves refusing to leave signature and either commit to signing your posts in the future, or explain why you don't feel you should and have stubbornly refused to even acknowledge this problem that so many people have mentioned. Many thousands of editors manage to type those four tildes millions of times a month to help other editors understand the structure of a discussion. You need to explain why you won't. And don't forget to sign it. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 23:53, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

You have not commented at the discussion WP:ANI#User:YahwehSaves refusing to leave signature, despite several notes on your talk page. At the same time, you have continued to not sign talk page comments, as with [4], which is the subject discussed there. Wikipedia is a collegial project, which means that all editors have to discuss disagreements with others; ignoring good-faith comments by others on your talk page is not a sign of collegial editing. In this case you are violating a longstanding community norm by not signing talk page posts, and you have been editing since 2011, so you are not a new editor. Therefore, I have blocked this account for 24 hours. I will unblock it immediately if you agree to begin signing your talk page posts. — Carl (CBM · talk) 02:14, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

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Maile66 referenced from the same AMRF newsletter (2/23, "Legal issues" section) before I ever did (and maybe before that) without any harsh criticism. The Audie Murphy Memorial site is referenced in the site info box which contains the past newsletters.

Unnecessary detail at Audie Murphy[edit]

G'day, the additional of the date of death of Murphy's company commander is unnecessary detail under GA criteria 3b. I have removed it on that basis. Regards, Peacemaker67 (send... over) 08:37, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
How is not unnecessary? The captain's death is part of the story concerning Murphy on 3/19 isn't it?

Suggest you read and deal with Talk:Audie_Murphy#Not_in_source asap. Ma®©usBritish{chat} 10:42, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

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Just a pointer to a discussion involving you. - Dank (push to talk) 03:24, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

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OK, what do you suggest for this: professional baseball player or professional baseball player?YahwehSaves (talk) 20:08, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

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Following discussion at WP:MILHIST and a review of your edits, I have given you a third short block for disruptive editing, primarily related to Audie Murphy. Collaborate please and work with proper WP:Reliable Sources based on historical consensus. Regards Buckshot06 (talk) 12:02, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Good faith adminstrators/editors: Don't be personally used (MILHIST more eyes needed) in blind faith by the editors Marcus British and Mailee66 (and any other editor that uses people against others). British didn't tell MILHIST that he has deliberately called me names and deliberately belittled me at Wikipedia (Audie Murphy Talk-"Dipstick") a few times, and now by an Wikipedia email to me he refers to me as a "professional idiot", along with the usual belittlement, and intimidation. He backs Maile66 (MILHIST-Audie Murphys medals- there is no basic "medals" only list?) who knows through and with Marcus British (and other bad faith editors or other editors that are blind and or useful) he can continue to get away with and with long confusing comments... lies, false accusations, belittlement, personal attacks against me (or anyone who is a challenge or shows they are inncorrect they belittle...), and distort the Murphy article (Hall of valor, 2nd BSM source for one). YahwehSaves (talk) 06:29, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
YahwehSaves, you've been a disruptive editor on various pages for YEARS! You deem your opinion to be fact and do not edit IAW the policies & guidelines of Wikipedia. You have been educated, instructed, and mentored... ad nauseum. Still, you choose to ignore the instruction set-forth by Wikipedia and continue your opinion of correction based outside the parameters set by the community (both you, and your sock-puppet 75.79.31.20). Edit using the guidelines and proper citations, and stop taking all this so personal, and you'll earn credibility to edit without scrutiny or punishment. If it's not obvious by now, it's not personal; other editors, as well as administrators, are seeing your lack of tact and proper editing. Learn the ropes and adhere. If you would like assistance, drop the machismo ego and entitlement posture and we will assist you. You'll catch more flies with sugar, not tar.
As I have stated previously,
"YahwehSaves (a.k.a. sockpuppet 75.79.31.20), you are not being singled-out by me, you are being analyzed by many editors and administrators because you continue to make make disruptive edits. You have been educated on the policies & guidelines and manual of style (to include use of an article's talk page "to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors") on numerous occasions. You've been warned, even blocked from editing for periods of time, because of your disruptive edits and choice to ignore the policies & guidelines and manual of style.
Additionally, you make shadowing edits without logging into your account, which is sockpuppeting (another violation), and that IP address has been punished previously as well.
You are not new. In more than 13 months of editing, rather than educating yourself on & adhering to the publications you've been provided, you've chosen to continue your disruptive edits, and even engaged in edit warring (another violation). Having done so, you've lost much credibility in the Wikipedia community.
Now, because you are being warned with punishment again and each of your edits are being scrutinized, you are taking this personal and displaying and offensive posture with insults (another violation). Research the publications you've been provided with, then follow the information provided. If you require further education, please see the principles of Wikipedia. - 15 June 2012 (UTC)"
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I'm still figuring out the sharin bits of Wiki. I'm sorry, I didn't notice your comment about Capt Dyes' OSR until I'd already completed a couple hours rebuilding his awards with the devices on the ribbons. Also, I noticed you added an MSM. I looked at a lot of his on-line pics in his USMC dress blues, and never saw him wearing an MSM or an OSR. I'm not saying he didn't have either one. The Air Force gave me 7 MSMs; I'm confident Capt Dye should have gotten one at least upon retirement. If you could advise a link to a pic wearing those two, I'll happily stick them in the awards stack. I like the result, but the formatting to have the ribbons with all the stars and V's is a lot of work.Garyjso (talk) 03:14, 11 February 2014 (UTC) UPDATE. I'm a schmuck, the MSM was right there on his medal rack on the photo on the wiki page. Bur his right side ribbons don't show an OSM. Of course, the ribbon side in that photo are also backwards, so maybe there's other stuff wrong too. So I went googling his images again and found one in dress blues with a full ribbon rack instead of medals, and it does include to OSR. I updated both. BTW, do you have an on-line source for his combat correspondent service? It is kinda obvious from the remarks about him in the books mentioned, but those aren't showing references either. All the detailed bio stuff I could find for him was on DaleDye.com.Garyjso (talk) 04:06, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Dye's 22 ribbons on his dress uniform appears doing a Yahoo Dale Dye image search. I can't make out if one of his 3 campaign stars on his VSM ribbon is silver or not. That would make it 7 Vietnam campaigns instead of 3 campaign credits which seems more correct if he served in Vietnam in 1965, in addition to the other 2 tours. You made the awards section look better boxed in. I then adjusted the award stars to 3/16" and 5/16" to make that part more simple hopefully. Instead of a long line of ribbons in his awards section, the ribbons could be placed in rows of three which then looks like his uniform ribbons. A bio of Dye says he was a Marine combat correspondent, 67-68, 69-70, which explains all the attached and different units he was attached to (maybe he was a Marine combat photographer too?). There's a lot here such as drill instructor... There are also two more RVN medals (Gallantry Cross + Honor Medal) mentioned from the bio you referenced from, he could have omitted these two from his chest ribbons in order to keep the BSMV ribbon in the center of the top row.YahwehSaves (talk) 06:54, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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Llewellyn Chilson[edit]

Inconsistencies for LOM as a Combat decoration[edit]

Your changes to my edits appear to be misrepresented and in error in regards to the US Army WWII-era Legion of Merit medal. BLUF, the LOM is not a combat decoration. Most/all decorations can be awarded in combat and even for combat, but that does not make them combat decorations. The Army Achievement Medal is a perfect example, and the AAM is not a combat decoration. A combat decoration is classified as one that can only be awarded in wartime. Medals may sometimes be awarded for combat or service, there are some that can only be awarded in a time of declared hostilities. The Bronze Star is a great example of that. The Silver Star is awarded for high achievement and/or valor only in combat. The Army Commendation Medal by itself is not a combat decoration, but with the addition of the V device, can only be awarded in Combat. But without the V device it can be awarded any time, and thus not a combat decoration. In wartime and if the act is significant and/or for valor, a Silver Star is awarded. If all things remain the same, and if the act is significant enough and for service, the Legion of Merit is awarded.

Chislon's LOM is a decoration for his combat actions in 1945 during the war ("he displayed great heroism in a series of actions"). Are you saying Chilson's LOM is not a personal award for combat (decoration for combat) and its for non-combat service, after the war? And saying Chilson's LOM is not a decoration for combat because he didn't receive it during the war? Seems you're also saying Chilson's LOM isn't a combat decoration or decoration for combat because it isn't a Silver Star or have the "V" device (Army does not authorize the V device for LOMs)? The Silver Star is awarded "for gallantry in action" and can be and is often awarded, after the war (and posthumously). Far as the other medals you refer to, you seem to be making Soldier's Medals (for non-combat only) out of those.YahwehSaves (talk) 20:59, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

April 2014 GA Thanks[edit]

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Thanks. Met Ernie personally in 1972. Remember Jack Brickhouse's, "Hey, hey Ernie".

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Band names and album names[edit]

Hi, YahwehSaves. I noticed you edited several pages relating to The Mamas & the Papas. You italicized every instance of The Mamas & the Papas. Just FYI, band names are not italicized. I also noticed that some album names were in double-quotes. I don't know if you added that markup or not, but album names are italicized. I know it's confusing, but those are the standards. Thanks! — Frεcklεfσσt | Talk 15:05, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

The M&P group (one musician) is not a "band" (small group of musicians). The Jackson 5 group with two guitar players isn't considered to be a "band". The Beatles were a group of musicians (band). Groups are not italicized? What album name is "double-quoted"?
I don't understand the point you're trying to make with your first three sentences, but on Wikipedia we do not italicize band names. I fixed all the problems in The Mamas & the Papas article. Sorry I didn't point that out earlier. — Frεcklεfσσt | Talk 15:17, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Ernie Banks[edit]

Hi YahwehSaves -

I know I ticked you off with the edit summary that said "way too wordy". I wish I had given you a better and more neutral explanation of the problems that you introduced with your edits a few days ago. However, I hope you'll understand that making back-and-forth syntax edits (especially while simply labeling them "wordy") may not be the best use of our time. The entry certainly isn't perfect, but it has bigger needs right now than moving phrases back and forth repeatedly in the lead section. It has passed a Good Article review, where we look extensively at policies and guidelines like WP:LEAD.

We're arguing over very petty details, like whether Banks learned first base from his coach or was merely helped by his coach. (Per Grimm, he was touching first base with the wrong foot at the outset, indicating a pretty total lack of understanding of the position.) Instead of going back and forth on stuff like this, let's do the work that is begging to be done: expanding some of the confusing history surrounding Banks's marriages and children, fleshing out the coverage of his last few seasons, and including more information about Banks's career legacy - what people thought about him, things named after him, etc. Fixing these missing pieces will help us a lot more than getting stuck on questions of interpretation of syntax.

As I posted at WP:BASEBALL, I'm hoping that we can get the Banks entry to Featured Article status. I hope that you'll join me in collaboratively working toward an article that meets those criteria, starting with the comprehensiveness and stability requirements, which is probably not currently met.

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John Bradley (United States Navy)[edit]

On the article John Bradley (United States Navy) you unnecessarily capitalized Bradley's name in two different places. Please refer to the Wikipedia Manual of Style, specifically, MOS:ALLCAPS. While Department of the Navy citations have capitalized the name, Wikipedia does not. Cheers. EricSerge (talk) 22:44, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

I agree. If the quotation (source) has the name capped, then it's fine to cap it (we generally don't change how a direct quote renders words). But none of the sources I could find capitalized his name in their commendations. — Frεcklεfσσt | Talk 13:22, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

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China Service Medal[edit]

I can say that Harry Kizirian acquiring a China Service Medal isn't a baseless claim. This source gives us the impression that he indeed received one since there's two pages that mention Kizirian and China. I'm pretty sure the Demirjian source also mentions him with the China Service Medal but that particular source is not in my possession as of now. Perhaps he received it for serving off shore China. See Edmund Ernest García, Carl Brashear and Frederick Ashworth for example. They don't appear to have served in China but they received the medal nevertheless. So I think it's safe to put it back for now unless we find a definitive answer. Étienne Dolet (talk) 07:43, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

First your source search is for Kizirian China not Harry Kizirian China- a Kizerian (John Kizirian) killed a Chinese soldier in N Korea in 1951 during the Korean War. American "Flying Tiger" pilots served in China. Its not a good idea to compare and award him with any other servicemen (3 Navy men you gave) that he didn't serve with in their immediate unit at the same time. Each is awarded individually. A source with error also can be repeated and copied falsely which happens often instead of the truth.
The CSM is awarded for July 1937-Sept 1939 (Kizirian enlisted in Feb. 1944) and Sept. 1939-Sept. 1945 (he was in States and joined the 22nd Marines after 22nd participated in Guam campaign (source I found). He was in Okinawa (mentions Sugar Loaf Hill) not China and was wounded on Okinawa and sent to States; no China duty). Unless you have the exact ship name and date he was on and date that the ship got China credit for (He was infantry with Marines not sea service duty with sailors on a ship) and a named place in China he served in don't look like he should be entitled to the CSM. He ever mention China service? Majority of combat Marines like him in infantry didn't serve in China but on the islands and are not entitled to or received the CSM. Does this help? YahwehSaves (talk) 21:38, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
I have a source in my hand right now that says he has been awarded the China Service Medal ([5]). Unfortunately, you have not provided any evidence towards your argument to say that he never received one. Your WP:FORUM-like personal observations above are of no use to this article when its not sourced or backed by any publication. Above all, your personal arguments don't particularly prove that Harry Kizirian hasn't received it either. As I have already mentioned, you have to also take into account that you don't necessarily have to have served in China to acquire the China Service Medal (see examples I have provided above). So I'm afraid it's going to be my sourced claims over your personal observations. Étienne Dolet (talk) 02:52, 3 May 2014 (UTC).
You're not Assuming Good Faith and not looking at the historical facts and evidence. I'm not arguing with you and not against Kizirian having the China Service Medal for Tsingtao, China- 6th Division's occupational service [6] (after the battle of Okinawa which was after its rest and training in Guam after the battle) if Kizirian is entitled to it and actually met the requirements for the CSM (and the 3 unit awards).
Your source's author (not the Marine Corps) that you say mentions a listed CSM for Kizirian evidently also is listing carelessly the three unit awards for 22nd Marines (2) and 6th Marine Division (1) to Kizirian though he only participated in one unit award: The 6th Division is credited one PUC (April 1-June 21, 1945) for Okinawa (Kizirian) and 22nd Marines the two NUCs for Eniwetok 2/17-22/1945 and Guam 7/21-8/10/1944 (not Kizirian, the article sources says he was sent overseas on Oct. 6, 1944 and served on Okinawa until he was badly wounded on June 11, 1945 and sent to hospital on Guam).
The able bodied Marines only of the 6th Division were sent to China from Guam to Tsingtao, China, ~Oct 11, 1945-March 31, 1946 (6th Div. disbanded and sent to States). Kizirian, badly wounded and hospitalized was sent to States from Guam to recover. Depending on sources, he was discharged 1945 or 1946. He wouldn't be sent to serve in China for those months because of all his serious wounds and because the war was over with Japan on Sept. 2, 1945. Each squad leader of a platoon commanded three fire teams. He was one of three fire team leaders in his squad. He didn't save his platoon (3 squads) but a "unit" in his platoon (Bronze Star citation) which would be probably be another fire team (~5 Marines) or a squad (~12 Marines and corpsman). Not only does the facts say he's not entitled to China Service Medal (6th Div. Occupation in China) in the article but also the two NUCs in the article that were awarded to the 22nd Marines for Eniwetok and Guam. YahwehSaves (talk) 07:16, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Are you going to provide sources to your claims or not? If not, I don't have the time nor the energy to continue WP:FORUM-like discussions. Your argument are nothing but WP:OR at this point as it is not WP:VERIFIABLE without a WP:RS. I have already told you that you do not necessarily have to step on Chinese ground to have received the medal. They might of given him the medal even though he was hospitalized. Who knows? As of this point, this claim has no basis other than your own POV. As for the NUC, there's plenty of sources that states he acquired one (not two), including some from the United States Congressional Record ([7]). Plus, nowhere in the article does it say he has been given two of them either. Where'd you come up with that? Étienne Dolet (talk) 02:11, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Sources:
* Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual SECNAVINST 1650.1H. (Marine awards, order of prescedence)
* Article (hospitalized in Guam after he was wounded on June 11, 1945, Okinawa): "Congressional Record House (Senate), S15504, Oct. 23, 1945"
* Combat Action Ribbon - Public Law 106-65--Oct. 5, 1999, 113 STAT, 588, Sec 544: CAR (1969 Vietnam award retroactive to 1961) (for ground and surface combat participation for Navy and Marines) retroactive from December 7, 1941 (retroactive since 1999, includes all eligible WWII and Korea Marine combat veterans who participated in ground combat). Marine Corps is delegated by the Sec Navy to award CARs. Its proven he's entitled to the CAR for WWII.
* Article - "he went overseas October 6, 1944". His overseas unit, "22nd Marines" (6th Marine Division), received 3 unit citations (he has 2 listed) for WWII. Since he has the 6th Division PUC for Okinawa, unless he was a member of the 22nd Marines for the battle of Guam NUC (July 21-August 10, 1944) he is not entitled to the 22nd Marines Guam campaign star or Guam NUC despite what Congressional Record says (doesn't give any details what NUC was for?). Its a matter what the USMC authorizes.
"Potomac Books, Inc.: 2005, ISBN 13:9781574889529, "Stay Off The Skyline: The Sixth Marine Division on Okinawa--An Oral History", by Laura H Lacey, historian. Page 154 (153) "Harry (Kizirian) joined us after Guam". "I wrote his Navy Cross citation". "He was in second platoon".
* China Service Medal: [8] . They were not not going to send a Marine who had been wounded in both legs and stomach June 11 on Okinawa (hospitalized on Guam) after the war was over with Japan on Sept 2, 1945 to serve in China for occupational duty. If anything he went back to the States for further treatment (took him years to recover), not to China. YahwehSaves (talk) 08:19, 4 May 2014 (UTC) YahwehSaves (talk) 20:38, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Why do you keep adding unsourced Combat Action Ribbons to WWII & Korean vets?[edit]

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Totally ignoring anything else, it's clear that you're adding information that's not in sources and claiming that it's in those sources. Everything in a chunk of text Text Text Text Text Text<ref>citation 1</ref> absolutely must be sourced to citation 1, since we're saying "This is what citation 1 says". By adding something that's not in the source, you're creating a hoax. Nyttend (talk) 19:44, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

That's not true, and not sensible unless you specify the beginning of the "chunk". No opinion on the block itself, but the reason can't be right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Howunusual (talkcontribs) 02:34, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, but was blocked anyway. YahwehSaves (talk) 01:10, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

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The official Sixth Marine Division web site (Citations/Awards) ([9] lists the Combat Action Ribbon at bottom of their awards list for WWII. The Sixth Marine Division is a WWII infantry division. This same award applys to other Marine Corps infantry divisions members of WWII and Korea as well ( like Chesty Puller).
  • 6th Marine Division Gecko G 3:39, 4 May 2014 - Gecko G removed Combat Action Ribbon as a Six Marine Division award (without going to talk page).
  • Harry Kizirian: EtienneDolet 17:06, 18 May 2014 - EtienneDolet (has a dot above the E) removed my May 18th Sixth Marine Division web site reference for Kizirian (1706: 18 May 2014; 4 May 2104) which says the 6th Marine Division was on Guadalcanal (Harry Kizirian) before Okinawa (Harry Kizirian article Life section, "he was sent overseas on October 6, 1944 and was assigned to the 6th Marine Division") with EtienneDolet saying, "Source provided by a particular user doesn't say anything about Kizerian being sent to guadalcanal. YahwehSaves (talk) 22:26, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

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Regarding the 6th Marine page, I didn't go to the talk page because I was removing the Combat Action Ribbon which you had added, and the incorrectness of that has been adressed in many other places - but rather than continuing any one of those discussions you've continued adding the CAR to WWII & Korean vets without sources. Though some members of the 6th might of gotten the CAR afterwards, it was not awarded to all members of the 6th so does not belong amongst the awards of the unit, and the source you linked to does not claim so. That source also has the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Ribbon, etc., etc. It is in no way claiming that every member of the 6th at the time recieved all of those awards, just like not all members of the 6th got the CAR.
However, all that being said, the CAR issue is not the main reason you've been banned this time as I understand it (I was invited to weigh in on this banning, but the action was taken before I had a chance). Gecko G (talk) 23:44, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Note: It's a block not a ban. BMK (talk) 23:50, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
oops, that was a typo on my part - I was thinking, and meant, blocked/blocking, not banned/banning. sorry. Gecko G (talk) 23:58, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

I added the Combat Action Ribbon because its proven in each article the person had served in combat and is absolutely entitled to the CAR, especially persons like Chesty Puller who has his combat decoration citations listed in the article. Far as the 6th Marine Division article (6th fought on Okinawa, WWII), Gecko has "members of the 6th Division are entitled to" the China Service Medal but Gecko won't allow the Combat Action Ribbon to be listed with the China Service Medal even though ~1,700 KIA's (and the ~7,000 WIA's) members of the 6th Division are entitled to the Combat Action Ribbon, but not the China Service Medal (for service months after Okinawa). YahwehSaves (talk) 17:31, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure why you put this in this section rather than the section right above - since your most recent blocking was not about your personal drive to single-handedly hand out CAR's - and not in the section right above where I specifically asked about this issue (or at any of the several other pages where there are half finished discussions about this issue) - but it's your user page so do what you want.
Firstly, let me address the wording members of the 6th Division are entitled to... was in part a placeholder (until I could determine if there was a standard wording - it seems the closest to a standard is to have no intro on such sections), and in part an attempt at a compromise with what you had which was rather wordy (as it explained the mostly unrelated concept of wearing of unit awards). Anyway, that bit was really just one small part of several edits and could of just been discussed at the relevant talk page. I'm actually NOT happy with that wording as is.
Secondly, As for your comment about vets who made the ultimate sacrifice before the 6th MarDiv was in China, I really don't understand what point you are trying to make. The 6th only existed for a (relatively) short time frame. Other military units have a longer history and, as is the norm, those unit's pages list everything from the unit's history- which could be from WWI through Iraq and/or Afghanistan. Asides from temporary wear of unit awards/citations, that doesn't mean that members of said unit from say WWII have medals from Iraq nor that members who served in said unit during Vietnam have the awards from WWI, nor that those who served during the Gulf war have the medals from Afghanistan, nor anyother such combination.
now back to the CAR [I take a deep breath], for the umpteenth time, being eligible (or meeting the criteria, or however one wish's to word it) is not the same as having the award/having been awarded it/being granted it/authorised it (take your pick of wordings), BECAUSE- the retroactive WWII & Korea awards of the CAR are not automatic. Perhaps if I give a related example to illustrate the problem: Based on my income, I am eligible for Food Stamps - but I don't (at least not currently) recieve Food Stamps. Therefore it would be wrong to say in my article (If I was somehow notable enough to warrant a wikipedia article) that I'm on Food Stamps. In a similar vein, it would be unencyclopedic, and unnotable to bother mentioning that I'm eligible for Food Stamps on my page - there's probably lot's of government things, and, if you move beyond government things, probably an infinate number of things which I'm potentially eligible for - but there is no reason to list a single one of them on a page about me, nor likewise about you or anyone else. There are thousands (probably hundreds of thousands or maybe even millions - I don't know the exact numbers) of WWII and/or Korea combat vets (and thus eligible), but relatively few of those thousands (or millions, again, I don't know the exact numbers) have the CAR. For something that is not automatic, meeting the eligibility criterea for something is not the same thing as getting said thing.
As for the specifc cases of Chesty Puller or Albert Ireland, or what ever other specific examples, I don't know enough about those specific cases to say if they do or don't have a CAR, but I do know your editing history, and based on your editing history any such addition you make without a source ought to get undone, (again if it is without a reliable source). I'm sorry if that sounds harsh, but rather than concluding ANY ONE of the long patient, discussions we've had about the CAR you instead have repeatedly gone and re-brought the issue up on completely other pages.
I'm sorry if this all sounds harsh, but I was willing to spend my limited wikipedia time to discuss the issue IF it seemed to be going anywhere, but anytime the discussion goes against you you just go away for a little while then start THE SAME ISSUE up elsewhere. Repeating the same process time and time again without making any progress is one frequently quoted definition of insanity, And if this continues either I will thus go insane or you will end up getting banned (and I do mean banned not blocked this time), or both. I'm happy to continue discussing the non-CAR parts, likewise, If you wish to go back to any-one of our existing discussions about the CAR and continue them, I'd be happy to do so, but I suspect you won't -- I hope you prove me wrong. Gecko G (talk) 22:02, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Albert L. Ireland[edit]

You are not the Navy Awards Branch or the Board for Correction of Naval Records. In Wikipedia we don't make guesses, at best it is inaccurate, at worst it is original research or a hoax. If you want to add an award, find a source that says someone got an award. Ireland died before he was retroactively eligible for the CAR, so you will likely have a hard time finding a source that says his military records were updated to include this retroactive award. Please do not make guesses or suppositions. Thanks. EricSerge (talk) 21:15, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

The Source for the Marine Corp's CAR is Public Law 106-65, Oct. 5, 1999, ground combat, WW2 or Korea and the 6th Marine Division Web site. Using Wikipedia to bash me again ("You're not the Navy Awards Branch" ....) doesn't help Wikipedia. Not every military award on Wikipedia articles is sourced; World War II Victory Medal ... YahwehSaves (talk) 01:10, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
You seem to be mistaken on what constitutes a reliable source. That law has the relevant information and is acceptable for an article about CAR's, but it does not mention Ireland or his specific eligibility. The CAR being an individual decoration is a bit higher standing than a campaign/service/commemorative medal, wouldn't you say? I want a quality encyclopedia and do my best to source the things I add. If you are not interested in sourcing your additions, then I would say that you are going to lock horns with more editors than me. EricSerge (talk) 02:42, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
YahwehSaves- I'm going to step into this discussion because A) It's effectively the same discussions I'm involved with you in, and B) These very same points have been raised and discussed elsewhere with you.
Pub.L. 106-65 can be viewed in it's entirety here (section 564 is the relevant section). As EricSerge pointed out, nowhere does it say Ireland nor any other individual was given this, only that the SecNav may award it retroactively, not must or will nor similar, but may. That source and this very same point was already discussed in one of our discussion's here. The second source you give has also been discussed with you, but you've done such a good job of spreading the discussions all over the place that I can't find it at the moment, but to re-hash it in short - A) That site only says "Many Marines and Corpsmen who served in the Sixth Marine Division on Okinawa are eligible for this award." & B) The logical extrapolation of your stated interpretation of the graphical display on that site would imply that all members of the 6th got all the awards listed there up to and including the Medal of Honor (!) Which even you must agree is not the case. (That site even says that members of the 6th got "fewer than 800 decorations for bravery"). Besides, that site does not say that Ireland or anyother individual got it any more than the first does. So, both cases are Failed Verifications or [not in citation given]. Gecko G (talk) 02:52, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
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