I am asking for the support of all Military Veterans in the effort to get Miss Chris Noel recognized by our government for her service to out Military and our Government during the Viet Nam War and for her continued service to the veterans through Cease-Fire VetsVille.
The petition reads:
We respectfully request that The President of The United States favorably consider, endorse and award the Presidential Medal Of Freedom to Miss Chris Noel. Miss Noel has served her country, as a civilian, with bravery, honor and distinction.
Here are some Facts to substantiate this petition:
Chris Noel was a disk jockey for Armed Forces Radio (Good Morning Vietnam) in Saigon and her show was very popular with the soldiers. The show was titled "A Date With Chris". Before she volunteered to go to Vietnam, as a civilian, she gave up a lucrative career as a movie star and entertainer. Upon visiting a hospital ward where combat wound military personnel were being treated and cared for Miss Noel knew she need to do something, and she did.
Chris, voluntarily, did four tours of Vietnam. She also saw a lot of the terrible effects of war on her tours of forward bases. To this day she suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When you are exposed to life threatening situations, loss of friends in battle or the ugliness of war it can impact sensitive people. Most often they suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, and other disorders. Chris still suffers from flashbacks, migraines and stress disorders following her Vietnam mission.
Twice Chris Noel's helicopter crashed in Vietnam while traveling to line units to perform singing and entertaining for the troops.
In Fact, Chris Noel was considered so popular and influential for troop morale that the Viet Cong placed a $10,000 bounty on her head.
Viet Nam War Veterans and many other veterans consider Chris a fellow "combat" veteran and hero.
Chris Noel is still giving to the Veterans. She runs Vetsville Cease Fire House, a shelter for homeless vets in Florida.
There have been many to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom but, of those, many fall short of the dedication, courage, and service to the military and the United States as exhibited by Miss Chris Noel. Chris Noel highly deserves this long over due recognition from our Government for her service, support and dedication to the Armed Forces of the United States.
Please go to the following link and sign. Thank You!
http://www.change.org/petitions/the-pre ... chris-noel