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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Legion Of Merit
The Legion of Merit (LOM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The decoration is issued both to United States military personnel and to military and political figures of foreign governments. - Source: Wikipedia
In the 1980s, the U.S. government considered Salvadoran Gen. Eugenio Vides Casanova a hero, twice awarding him the Legion of Merit for leading a battle against left-wing rebels in his country. Now, the U.S. government considers him a pariah, and wants him deported for his role in a series of human rights abuses.
Before stepping down from his post last month as secretary of defense, Leon E. Panetta announced the creation of a new medal -- the Distinguished Warfare Medal -- to be given to drone pilots and other cyberwarriors for "flying" missions from the cool confines of locations such as Luke Air Force Base in Nevada.
The Army's 1st Recruiting Brigade, which recruits young men and women for service, welcomed a new commander June 5. Col. Frank R. Hall relieved Col. Patrick M. Gawkins in a ceremony presided over by the Army's commanding general for U.S. Army recruiting, Maj. Gen. Donald M. Campbell.