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Where Is Mayor Pete's Combat Ribbon?

Jeff Katz
September 04, 2019 - 11:56 am

Despite skirting multiple media reports on the subject, it seems that South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg did not see combat during his six-month deployment in Afghanistan, military news site Task and Purpose reports.

"Some say you are a combat veteran if you have a Combat Action Ribbon (I do not)," Buttigieg told Task and Purpose. "Others say deploying to a combat zone makes you one. I simply consider myself a veteran, and I’ll leave it to others to decide what else to call it."