Talk:Clinton Romesha

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Good article Clinton Romesha has been listed as one of the Warfare good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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February 27, 2013 Good article nominee Listed
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Report published by U.S. Army historian Richard S. Lowry?[edit]

Why is there no citation and or link to the report published by Richard Lowry? If the entry is going to say "according to the report published by Richard Lowry" it seems that there should be a link to the report, or at the very least the name of the report.

DouglasCalvert (talk) 05:42, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Can anyone find this report? A reference relayed it, but we would need to make sure it was a secondary source before we could include it. —Ed!(talk) 21:36, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
In another Richard Lowry article he references his entire story named "Incoming", that might be it. — - dain- talk    22:05, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Failure To Serve LDS Mission is Not Notable[edit]

I'm perplexed why it is necessary to mention decision NOT to serve LDS mission, especially in connection with 4 years of Seminary attendance. LDS Seminary is simply a high-school-level religion course of study that is offered "on the side" in various forms (or not at all) depending upon availability -- this might be confusing to some readers who do not realize that the use of the title "Seminary" does not imply some form of preparation for the professional ministry, like it does in some religious traditions. That many young men and young women take Seminary in high school but then do not subsequently serve missions makes mention of it rather non-notable. As if he took Spanish classes all four years and ended up studying Russian in college instead.

I propose to leave mention of his church affiliation in the article, but remove the reference to Seminary and not serving a mission.Cyberherbalist (talk) 19:05, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm somewhat ambivalent. That was the DYK hook for the article yesterday, but it's there primarily because it was one of the only early ideas we knew about Romesha following the announcement. —Ed!(talk) 20:32, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
I think it's alright to leave in there seeing as that fact is one of the few details of his pre-military life. Just my .02 though.— - dain- talk    20:53, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
The questions here proposed is WP:WEIGHT; as the content is verified. As such, I don't think one sentence is to much weight in an article where the primary focus is on the subject's military service. Therefore, I am in support of keeping the content.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 02:17, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Awards[edit]

Just curious but I noticed in the awards section he has devices on his campaign ribbons but in his pictures he doesn't have them. Any idea what's up with that?— - dain- talk    20:30, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Content verified through this reliable source; as for why the subject is not wearing all the devices he is authorized to wear, I do not know. ADM Thad Allen is known not to wear all his authorized medals, so the practice is not without precedent. Furthermore, there have been cases wear individuals have warn badges and medals when not authorized, such as this case with a 2LT wearing a SEAL badge, or what occured with ADM Jeremy Michael Boorda. Therefore, although images are often useful, they are not alawys the best reliable source all the time.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 21:15, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
In the Air Force at least it's pretty common to see officers not wearing decorations at all unless they're in the most formal dress (ie, the coat jacket, in the example you mentioned the officer wasn't wearing his.) Enlisted men tend to take a different view, from my experience. Anyway, his jacket here should have the most up-to-date stuff, but Romesha himself might not know for sure; it's possible he was awarded decorations after he retired and didn't have the time or documentation to purchase those uniform items before this ceremony. If you have a more recent source noting decorations he's authorized, I say go with them. —Ed!(talk) 21:41, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Good point with the "it's possible his units were awarded them after he separated" bit. All my unit awards I got ~2 years after they were awarded, i.e. my unit won outstanding in 2008 and I got it in 2010, etc. — - dain- talk    21:44, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Yeah, same prescedent takes place in the USAF as far as you aren't required to wear all your ribbons and such but most people do and when you don't everyone is like "wtf" (from my experience anyway.) I've never heard of people not wearing the right amount of devices though, meh. It's just rather interesting in that regard. — - dain- talk    21:41, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Clinton Romesha/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Khazar2 (talk · contribs) 23:41, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

I'll be glad to take this one. Review forthcoming in the next day or two. Thanks in advance for the work on this one! -- Khazar2 (talk) 23:41, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Initial readthrough[edit]

This appears excellent so far: strong prose, solidly sourced. I've made some minor changes per WP:OVERLINK and WP:REPEATLINK, and some very small changes for style and grammar. Please feel free to revert any you disagree with. I'll begin the checklist in a moment. -- Khazar2 (talk) 03:05, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Checklist[edit]

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1. Well written:
1a. the prose is clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct. Prose is excellent; spotchecks show no evidence of copyright issues.
1b. it complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, words to watch, fiction, and list incorporation.
2. Verifiable with no original research:
2a. it contains a list of all references (sources of information), presented in accordance with the layout style guideline.
2b. all in-line citations are from reliable sources, including those for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons—science-based articles should follow the scientific citation guidelines.
2c. it contains no original research.
3. Broad in its coverage:
3a. it addresses the main aspects of the topic. Some additional detail could still be added, such as his biology degree from Pueblo Community Coll.[1](free version here), or perhaps a blurb from Panetta's remarks in awarding the medal.[2] But these details hardly count as a main aspect.
3b. it stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style).
4. Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without editorial bias, giving due weight to each.
5. Stable: it does not change significantly from day to day because of an ongoing edit war or content dispute.
6. Illustrated, if possible, by images:
6a. images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content.
6b. images are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions.
7. Overall assessment. Pass.

LaVor or Lovar ?[edit]

The official Medal of Honor webpage ways Lovar, but most internet hits is LaVor. I tend to believe the official page. Any thoughts? Staszek Lem (talk) 02:46, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

I say what has more weight? I can see giving Lavor more weight as it is more official, than giving weight to a multitude of reliable sources who may not be as accurate.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 19:57, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal[edit]

Recently this medal was added, but the reliable source used to verify it does not list in the list of Romesha's medals. Can someone please provide reliable source(s) verifying that Romesha received this medal, otherwise it is subject to removal.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 19:57, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

An editor, 2001:7E8:C64F:1501:406:D1B9:F0F7:D5A0, added a DoD release as a reliable source. It does not verify that the subject of this article was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Please provide a reliable source, otherwise it is subject to WP:BURDEN.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 11:10, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

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