There is something profoundly wrong — something that should trouble all of us — when we have elected Democratic officials who seem more worried about how the Bush administration might respond to Iran’s murder of our troops than about the fact that Iran is murdering our troops. — Senator Joseph Lieberman, November 12, 2007, in the New York Post
From the Navy Times:
On Oct. 22, Chiarini, a native of Coventry, R.I., received the nation’s third-highest award for combat valor in a statehouse ceremony attended by Rhode Island’s Gov. Donald Carcieri, two U.S. senators and several state legislators.
On the morning of Feb. 10, 2006, Chiarini — who was with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit — was riding shotgun in the third vehicle of a Marine patrol in Anbar when a roadside bomb detonated near the lead vehicle.