Drone pilots not getting medals


The proposed, now canceled, Distinguished Warfare Medal for drone pilots. (AP)

The notion sparked some serious dissent but the Pentagon under former secretary Leon Panetta seem disposed to go forward.

But on Monday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel canceled the medal, ordering development of a special pin or device to be attached to already existing medals or ribbons, the Associated Press reported.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.

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