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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Buffalo Bill congressional medal owner

Yep, it’s true. He is by every definition of the word, a civilian contractor and he is a Medal of Honor recipient. Matter of fact, he, along with several other famous wild west legends were contractors as well. Men like Robert Denbow, David L. Payne, and Wild Bill Hickok were all civilian Scouts hired by the US Army to hunt and kill Indians during that long war for the west. Not to mention the hundreds of Indians hired by the US Army to be Scouts. What they paid these guys back then was interesting too. Cody was getting paid I believe 5 dollars a day, versus 12 dollars a month for the enlisted man in the Army. (sound familiar?) FULL STORY

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