An LPR Memo to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin
February 19, 2021 --
The New York times, February 16, published a front-page article, by Dave Philipps, about long overdue action on the nomination of Col. Paris David (Ret.) for a Medal of Honor, recognizing his bravery and devotion to duty in Vietnam, June 1965, fifty-six years ago. The article reports that the too-long overdue action on this Medal of Honor nomination will go to the chain of command, starting with the secretary of the army, to be completed in March.
Col. Davis is 81 years old; why continue the bureaucratic delay?
Gen. Austin, please take personal attention of this matter, immediately. My sense is that patriotic Americans would support this request, as Col. Davis is clearly a credit to our country and has waited long enough, fifty-six years, for review of this nomination by a defense secretary.