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Wounded Knee ( Battle or Massacre) Should the Medals of Honor be Revoked

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In December 1890, the Army engaged a band of Lakota Indians at Wounded Knee creek. Who shot first is lost to history but the deaths of approximately 350 Lakota and 30 Army troops made it one of the bloodiest engagements of the Indian period.  The Army calls it a battle. The Lakota call it a massacre. Multiple times the Lakota have sought to have an apology (received), reparations and revocation of the 20 Medals of Honor awarded.  Historian and US Army Col. Samuel Russell (ret) discusses the history and his submittal to the House Armed Services Committee regarding HR 3467 "Remove the Stain Act" of 2019.  Russell tells host Jim Fausone of Veterans Radio why the bill is misguided and the bad precedent it would set.  

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