Richard Rodgers wrote:
These never cease to amaze me. The one thing that I have learned from all of these MOH and other endorsements from our war fighters and heroes is that they all are unique and have amazing stories. This one really touches me. To endorse, even after such terrible injuries and trauma, is amazing. To do so through your own daughter really makes this one even more special.
Thanks! In viewing everyday all these great Americans in and out of uniform I'm not sure how any President in good conscience could say "No".
Each and every one of these MoH recipients has a special and unique story as you say. What I find especially compelling in this petition effort is the outpouring of support for Audie throughout the world.
we have had signers from almost every continent, from Australia and New Zealand, all over Europe, even Germans, from Latin and Central America, etc.
The endorsees cover every State, and all branches of our military; to include the Coast Guard. We have had endorsees from I think every enlisted and officer rank of our Armed Forces. We've had politicians, generals. admirals, Chiefs of Staff, previous recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, actors, authors, actresses, and entertainers, businessmen, white and blue collar workers. People who knew Audie and those who didn't.
Medal of Honor recipients thus far representing every war since WWII except the current one, but I hope to get one of those three at some point, and even a moonwalker.
I was thinking today and it obviously is too late, but imagine had we had proper funding (fundraiser), professionally printed letterhead, sufficient postage, a website professionally built and designed, advertisement, etc what might have been.
I funded this with a small budget and the results were amazing, much more than I would have ever envisioned.
The outpouring of support for Audie has been all I could have ever hoped for, and if it fails, at least more people are knowledgeable than before about his life and accomplishments, and my Son will have some great endorsements to hold onto one day of his namesake.
Well, time will tell. I now have about 20 more petitions to get in the mail this week, and then it is over.
Oh, later this week, I am going to try and make an alphabetical list by Country from where our endorsements originated.
Thought that would be interesting to post for everyone to see.
Thanks to everyone for keeping me motivated throughout this long project and for your ideas and compliments as well. It is appreciated!