Those dinguses at the Pentagon have decided, from their years of enduring paper cuts and ass rashes, that Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta doesn’t deserve to have his Navy Cross upgraded to a Medal of Honor according to Stars & Stripes;
Peralta was killed during a firefight in Fallujah on Nov. 15, 2004. As his team entered a home overtaken by insurgents, Peralta was shot in the head and fell to the ground.
Eyewitness accounts state that before he died, the 25-year-old Marine reached out and pulled an enemy grenade under his body seconds before it detonated. His final sacrifice saved most of his team, those troops insist.
But after he was first nominated for the Medal of Honor, a panel of forensic pathologists reviewing the case found that Peralta could not have consciously grabbed the grenade because of the brain injuries from the gunshot. They also questioned whether the grenade detonated under Peralta’s body, or simply near his corpse.
So, CSI:Crystal City made the decision contradicting eyewitness testimony. Brilliant.