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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

The vertical climb as pictured here. What's the story?



Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

LOL. What's really funny is that the only other version of that painting I've found has, believe it or not, a robot in the middle of it all.

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Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 12:36 p.m. PST

Musician (bugler) Calvin Titus won the Congressional Medal of Honor for scaling the wall at Peking.

DyeHard16 Jun 2017 1:37 p.m. PST

The robot is Boilerplate:

A rather big part of our history:


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

Calvin Titus! Wow. Amazing, thanks.


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

I've been "reminded" that the CMoH is awarded, not "won." My apologies to all those whom I've offended. Such offense was not intended. I erred by answering Cacique Caribe's question too quickly and not re-reading my post before pressing the submit button. I'm quite aware that the CMoH is "bestowed" or "awarded," not won. Those who know me and my service would know that no offense was intended.

Early morning writer17 Jun 2017 11:16 a.m. PST

As a veteran, I took no offense at your usage of "won" even though it is technically correct to say awarded. Just sayin'.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

I'm just excited I learned something new about an exceptional group of men who were sent halfway across the planet to face the impossible, and who were outnumbered in every direction for hundreds of miles, and who had to learn to work together or perish.


oldjarhead1 Inactive Member17 Jun 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

another veteran not offended by an obviously innocent mistake.

John Thomas820 Jun 2017 3:01 p.m. PST

Not a problem. I favor "earned", as they did something so incredible they earned receiving it.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 9:51 p.m. PST

The award is not called the Congressional Medal of Honor. Contrary to popular belief, the official title of the highest U.S. military distinction is simply the Medal of Honor, not the Congressional Medal of Honor. The confusion may have arisen because the president presents the award "in the name of Congress."

oldjarhead1 Inactive Member21 Jun 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

Some media types do not know any better. Last year heard one such announce that the president had awarded the recipient the Medal of Honor.

Lion in the Stars21 Jun 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

It's not impossible to free-climb up an inside corner like that. Not easy, either, but it's certainly do-able.

Doing it under fire and getting onto the top of the wall when the guys on top of the wall have freaking swords is what makes it CMOH-worthy.

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