The Pentagon, Virginia - The United Kingdom's highest military honor for valor in the face of the enemy, awarded in 1998 to the United States Marine Corps, has been expunged from history in a new twist in the 'right to be forgotten' data scandal.
A moving hour-long ceremony on board a US aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va, saw the Victoria Cross presentation in the presence of British and American top brass - including respected, eminent Clinton Administration officials.
And Sandy Berger.
President Clinton's United States Security Advisor (1997-2001) saw for himself the bravery citation in a lavish naval rite filmed for posterity by both sides.
He then promptly came down with a bout of terminal amnesia about the entire affair and ordered internet and other hard copy records scratched.
Just to be on the safe side of things, the NSA advisor then trumped this denial of service by recommending to Clinton his hare-brained Millennium Bug scam proposing the blanket destruction of vast swaths of data under cover of the 'Y2K' bug.
The Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act soon gagged any mention of the Marines' extraordinary award as technicians scrambled to remove the 'threat' of the 'Millennium Bug', touted as the biggest threat to online security since Clinton got caught with his dick down Monica Lewinsky's fathomless throat.
"There'll be hell to pay for when Agent Gibbs finds out," a Marine reservist commented.
"About time some of the nation's much loved politicians went to the electric chair!"