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Your recent interest in Awards of the American military
Thanks for your interest in the American Awards article. Please be aware, before you start making major changes to that article, it was painstakingly researched to include examination and close-ups of every screenshot where a character has worn a military uniform.
Please also be aware that extensive real world material about military awards should be kept out of that article. It should focus on only those military awards which have appeared in episodes and films and then only briefly describe the award and the character who wore it. Extensive background material on the awards and precedence order has been intentionally left out since this can be found at Wikipedia which is linked on the bottom of the page.
I look forward to seeing what you have to contribute. I built that article literally from the ground up so I am a bit protective of it, but this is a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, so good for you for your contributions! -FC 03:15, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Please note that we do not allow personal images to be uploaded into our image database (See: What Memory Alpha is not). Those that have been uploaded, including the image on your user ,are subject to immediate deletion. Thanks. --Alan 04:30, 4 March 2008 (UTC)