Seriously, how hard is it to pronounce the last name of Cashe? It’s pronounced exactly like Johnny Cash’s surname, as well as that of BoSox catcher Kevin Cash.
Nonetheless, Slow Joe managed to get the name of Medal of Honor recipient SFC Alwyn Cashe wrong during the late soldier’s MoH presentation to his surviving family members. Not just once, but twice.
Maybe it’s just me, but Biden’s inability to properly say a decidedly non-tongue-twister last name such as C-A-S-H-E is somewhat reminiscent of the false accolades his buddy Barry Obama heaped upon a US Navy corpse-man a few years back.
It’s not as if Biden was trying to pronounce Txatxu Otxotorena y Goikoetxea or Cvjetko Uglješa Brkljačić, is it?
Who knows… maybe others will see Biden’s complete and total insincerity while he sang the praises of Sgt. Cashe.
Think about it. Biden’s blathering on and on of Sgt. Cashe’s courage, but can’t even get the man’s name right?
As reported by Charlie Spiering of Breitbart.com (emphasis mine);
President Joe Biden repeatedly got the name of Medal of Honor recipient Alwyn Cashe wrong during a White House ceremony on Thursday.
“To the family of Sergeant First Class Alwyn Chase, this has been 16 years in coming,” Biden said, appearing to read from his teleprompter.
Later in the ceremony Biden again called Cashe, “Chase” while saying it was his “great honor” to ask for the citations to be read to honor the medal posthumously.
The president was also 37 minutes late for the ceremony.
Cashe was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic efforts and ultimately sacrificing his life to rescue his fellow soldiers from a burning military vehicle while serving in Iraq on October 17, 2005.
Biden’s verbal flub was not the only mistake in the ceremony.
As the narrator read Biden’s citation, he announced the Medal of Honor was being awarded to Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee “posthumously” even though he was standing right next to the president.