You never hear of a “cat” saving warriors lives. Go figure. In this story however, you will hear of not one but three dogs that saved 50 warriors lives. We had several Forward Operating Base (FOB) dogs throughout the numerous FOBs I was at and none of them save our buts, just mooched MREs from us and barked in the middle of the night at ospreys landing bringing us resupplies.
They do however somehow make you think of home and your own dog back there and even while you enjoy a nice cigar, they catch you off guard and jump up in your lap to let you know everything is ok.
Time for a C-Gar!
One night, a suicide bomber strapped with explosives tried to get into Chris’s barracks. The dogs barked and attacked the bomber, keeping the bomber out of the barracks. The bomber blew himself up, but did so outside of the barracks, saving all 50 soldiers inside.
Unfortunately, one of the dogs, Sasha, didn’t make it. The other two, Target and Rufus, suffered injuries but fully recovered. Read full story here
Jordan Thompson is an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army and a University of Alabama graduate currently attending Samford’s Cumberland School of Law.
I’m offended that people care more about taking down an outdated Confederate flag but don’t get riled up when their American flag is being burned in the street. I’m offended that people care more about blocking homosexuals from getting married than fixing their own, broken and unstable, heterosexual marriages. I’m offended that fast food workers get paid more than my soldiers yet still expect to get paid more than nurses. Read more here
You may have heard where Obama has allowed “illegals” to join the military.
Ok, before all you Obama lovers attack me, get your facts straight, yes Pres George Bush initiated Military Accessions Vital to National Interest program (MAVNI) during the Iraqi war In December 2008. The Defense Department announced a pilot program to temporarily allow certain legal aliens who were doctors or nurses -- or could speak certain in-demand languages such as Haitian-Creole, Chinese or Farsi OR had special skills to aide our military-- to join the military. (Spanish is not on the language list.)
This Motto Monday is for ANY (any US/friends of US) service member out there that is hurting inside, that believe they don't matter, you do! You always have and always will matter to America. Those in DC may not show it, we don't need them to show it, "we" know you matter and if no one else will tell you, your fellow warriors will tell, you - You Matter! - One Team, One Fight - Time for a C-Gar
*Update* obama has signed a bunch of executive orders but none are banning the confederate flag.
On 23 June 2015, the blog Real News, Right Now published an article (later picked up by DC Gazette) reporting that President Obama signed an executive order banning all Confederate flags and memorabilia. To date this isn't verified, however, like many of you readers have said "it wouldn't surprise us" for him to do something like this.......
Most likely while you were sleeping, obama was celebrating the Ramadan festivities at the White House.
During the dinner, obama signed 209th Executive Order banning everything related to the confederate, it is now illegal to own one, wear one or have a sticker of it on your car. The 1st Amendment is gone. The government can say what you can and cant have and your rights are nothing now. Thanks for voting him into office!
In retrospect, all of the bad things out there he could have banned, ISIS flags, to name one are "ok" in his book because he obviously hasn't banned them. Actions speak louder than words. Time for a C-Gar
The executive order is the 209th issued by President Obama since taking office and is being hailed as a major victory against racism. Based largely on Germany’s anti-Nazi laws, the order, which officially goes into effect on June 18th, makes it illegal to possess “any item or symbol bearing the sign of the Confederacy.” President Obama, calling the Confederate flag a “symbol of hatred,” compared its history to that off the Third Reich, saying, “You don’t see government buildings in Germany flying the Nazi flag, we shouldn’t have to see the Confederate flag here.”