I should have snoped the whole thing. The hurricane part is true, as is most of the rest. What the soldiers do on their own time is not controlled. There are now 514 of these ribbons, and only the Astronaut ribbon is given out less often.
that honors those who have perished also keeps in mind the families of soldiers where there are no remains. With DNA testing now, this doesn't occur as often. They disinterred the Vietnam grave and made an id. These soldiers do consider this a high honor
The idea of a tomb for unknowns came from the British in 1916. Our weapons keep getting more and more powerful, but we are still made of flesh and blood. There are a lot of casualties where the soldier is unidentifiable, or there's nothing left so having
Since you are asking a legit question, no offense. My best guess, it is about respect. These men & women have made the ultimate sacrifice and they are unknown. The least a soldier who is selected to honor them can do is make a life long sacrafice as well