Ram’s heads, Dolphins, Flying Crosses

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Dunno why, but various of the military officers in the parish who have retired out of armed services have been showing me various of their medals and devices and such. Above is a Ram’s Head, which refers to the Army’s specialized mountain forces. I put this up also calling to mind a youngster who just got his Ram’s Head, and is heading off to the Middle East. Below you’ll see plenty of medals and, in pride of place, the Dolphins.

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distinguished flying crossYou’ll see the “V” for valor on the bar just below the Dolphins.

I bring this up today because the fellow with the Ram’s Head is intent on getting the citations for my dad’s Distinguished Flying Crosses, both awarded for some sort of cleverness, but I think the explanations might still be classified. It might take an act of Congress, and that’s what he intends to do. That might open up some other doors…

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