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Opening Arguments

New meaning for the term 'cowardly thief'

A special seat in the lowest circle of hell should be reserved for whoever commited this theft. The stories about Mr. Davis' missing medal, by the way, misleadingingly report that he is "one of only two Hoosiers" to have received the Medal of Honor. As this site shows, 75 Hoosiers have earned that distinction. What the stories probably meant to say is that there are two living Hoosiers who have won the nation's highest award for valor, one of them still residing in the state. It's interesting to note that among the earliest Medals of Honor were ones presented to six members of the legendary "Andrew's Raiders" during the Civil War in 1863, one of whom was Indiana-born Elihu Mason.

Posted in: Hoosier lore