Revoke the PFC Jessica Lynch Bronze Star Medal sign now

Petition to Revoke Bronze Star




1. The awarding of the Bronze Star is an honor reserved for those military members who, in a non-aviation capacity, show valor in a combat situation or perform meritoriously when engaged by a hostile enemy, when such actions rose above those which are inherent and expected of every soldier in the performance of their duties in combat.

2. We have the utmost respect for all military members, active and veteran, who have been faced with the trauma and terror of combat, including PFC Jessica Lynch in her service in Iraq.

3. However, a review of the narratives of past Bronze Star recipients has shown a gross difference between their actions and the actions of PFC Lynch while she served in Iraq.

4. PFC Lynch, while in a military convoy in Iraq, survived an ambush by the Iraqi military, and was subsequently taken to an Iraqi hospital and treated for her wounds. She remained in the Iraqi hospital, and under the commendable care of the Iraqi medical staff, whom she praised for the treatment and care that they showed her, until she was returned to American forces.

5. PFC Lynch neither killed nor wounded any Iraqi military and, in fact, had a malfunctioning weapon which would have prevented any return fire. PFC Lynch suffered wounds from a vehicle accident during an ambush, was taken to a hospital, and treated for her wounds.

6. The narratives of past Bronze Star recipients reflect the purpose for which this medal was intended. Past recipients showed tremendous courage in the face of enemy fire, risked their lives to save their comrades, intentionally placed themselves in extreme danger without regard for their own lives, made personal decisions that eliminated or diverted enemy military, and took actions that were far above and beyond the actions expected or taken by their fellow soldiers. These are actions deserving of a Bronze Star.

7. It is not our intention to disrespect PFC Lynch in any way, but rather to avoid disrespecting the past Bronze Star recipients who truly rose far above the norm, with extreme courage and under extreme personal danger, who took extraordinary measures themselves to save their fellow soldiers. Our purpose is also to maintain the dignified respect of the Bronze Star and what it is truly intended to honor.

8. PFC Lynch survived an extremely traumatic experience, as all combat veterans have, but all combat veterans have not earned a Bronze Star simply for surviving their mission and performing their expected duties. The military has many awards with which to recognize a soldier's efforts, but only one Bronze Star Medal with which to honor those soldiers who take truly heroic, dangerous, selfless, and exemplary actions.

With all due respect to PFC Jessica Lynch, we affix our names to this petition to revoke the Bronze Star Medal awarded to PFC Lynch on 2 July 03.

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Latest Signatures

  • 29 November 2015800. Michael Bp
    Vietnam Veteran Regular Army, in-country 66-67
  • 19 November 2015799. Gwen I
    I support this petition
  • 10 November 2015798. Myles W
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015797. Robert T
    This stupid idiot doesnt deserve this one bit. I cant believe that the Army would award her with such a prestige award for surrendering to the enemy. I personnally wouldn't piss on this girl is she was on fire.
  • 02 November 2015796. Michele B
    Since Ms. Lynch now wants to 'come clean' about how she was used by the Pentagon to build support for the war and the troops, she should not only give back her medal, but also repay her book publisher and the college for which she received free tuition. S
  • 21 October 2015795. Raul Cg
    I support this petition
  • 20 October 2015794. Larry A
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2015793. Heather H
    I support this petition
  • 15 October 2015792. Charles P
    Bronze Star,Purple Heart Recipient; WWII
  • 30 September 2015791. Elizabeth M
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 2015790. Bradley S
    I support this petition
  • 19 September 2015789. Eugene Etexterusafmsgt
    What she expierenced was awful; she however, did nothing to deserve this award.
  • 09 September 2015788. Walter Ac
    I support this petition
  • 02 September 2015787. Maureen K
    God Bless all of our military and their families, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch. We must hold true to the intent of the Bronze Star and act accordingly, to honor those who have gone above and beyond fulfilling their mission.
  • 26 August 2015786. Frank Cannings
    A US soldier with a dirty, ill maintained rifle, a hero????
  • 23 August 2015785. Richard S
    I support this petition
  • 22 August 2015784. Clarence C
    leave the young lady alone you SOB's
  • 21 August 2015783. Michael Lm
    Former Paratrooper
  • 16 August 2015782. Jerry S
    She did not earn the honor.
  • 02 August 2015781. Donna K
    I support this petition
  • 31 July 2015780. Cpl Edwinmartinu
    I support this petition
  • 29 July 2015779. Andrew J
    Although PFC Lynchs experience was horrific and tragic, cowering in the face of the enemy does not warrant the awarding of a Bronze Star Medal or any other award for that matter. God bless all those heros who are deserving of this great honor.
  • 25 July 2015778. George Q
    Politics dictated that this award be given. This is wrong.
  • 17 July 2015777. Olena M
    I support this petition
  • 16 July 2015776. Jonathan Casey
    For this to be fair, all car accident victims should receive a Bronze Star. Or you can buy one online for $14.00. This insults the men who truely deserve this medal. They are the ones who didn't want to earn a medal, but had too anyway. She should honor t
  • 15 July 2015775. Adrian C
    I was in Iraq at the same time she was. I went through the town she was ambushed in and we rolled through there with little to no resistance. I was North of her when she was ambushed so I don't know the whole situation. I was awarded the Bronze Star with
  • 13 July 2015774. Leo F
    I support this petition

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