Quick and to the Point; Do you believe actions that would earn the Medal of Honor are something that should be encouraged among Soldiers? in further detail; I was reading an article just now about how the Pentagon is in deep negotiations about rewarding a living soldier the Medal of Honor for heroic acts in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. But what caught my eye was the drastic discrepancy between the amount of times the MoH was awarded to living soldiers in Vietnam versus how many times its been awarded in the last 20 years Spanning from the Gulf to Now That stat was more than 1/3rd of 246 Medals given during the Vietnam War were to living soldiers (thats around 80-85). Yet not a single MoH has been awarded to a living soldier since Vietnam... and on top of that, the final tally since Vietnam has been a whopping 8 Medal of Honor awards total. and I agree, is it because Soldiers are functioning more as a team and less going above and beyond the call of duty. Is it because the Conflicts are different and provide less opportunity for a single soldier to rise up above the Ranks? But the real question I'm asking is... if the opportunity is there, is it a good thing to encourage soldiers to go into "Hero-mode" and chance their own lives against horrible odds simply for a hunk of metal and their names in a record book? not that all soldiers are craving a Medal of Honor... but if it were awarded more often, do you believe the mentality of "I'm going to get me a Medal of Honor!" is a bad thing? A little to Cowboy so to speak for an organized military?