The passing of the buck has gone on long enough. It is time for the White House to award the family of Alwyn Cashe the Medal of Honor (MOH). The process to award the very deserving Cashe the MOH has dragged on far too long. 

Cashe’s posthumous Silver Star Medal was put in for an upgrade. It dragged through Congress for a waiver, as the five-year limit for an upgrade was long past, before finally being signed by then-President Trump in December 2020. 

An Unexplained Delay

However, after the January 6 Capitol takeover fiasco, the White House decided that the ceremony should wait until President Biden’s inauguration. And while the Biden administration was busy in its first few days signing a bevy of executive orders, mostly to undo much of what had taken place during the Trump term, the Cashe medal sat. 

Most of the military committee responsible for the award thought the president was going to award it on the country’s National Medal of Honor Day, which fell on March 25. But only crickets were heard from the White House. His family, as quoted by other media outlets, was also expecting it to happen then. 

Alwyn Cashe Medal of Honor
Alwyn Cashe’s Medal of Honor is still in limbo and needs to get done asap.

President Biden’s first 100 days passed and still nothing. It was said that the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill had to get passed. Now that it has passed we are still waiting for Cashe to get his due recognition. 

The 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, GA is also waiting for the White House to get off their fourth point of contact. As soon as Cashe’s family gets his award, they are going to rename their ceremonial area after SFC Cashe. 

The division announced it will rename the Marne Garden outside its headquarters at Fort Stewart, Georgia, to the Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe Garden back in May. 

A spokesman for the 3rd Infantry Division said, “Memorializing soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice is a time-honored tradition in the Army. Cashe’s story is one known by soldiers throughout the Army and epitomizes a true warrior’s spirit. As a soldier and leader, he personified the ‘not fancy, just tough’ spirit of the 3rd ID ‘Dogface’ soldiers.”