Alwyn Cashe’s case for the Medal of Honor began almost as soon as he was awarded the Silver Star, the third-highest award for valor, for actions in Iraq in 2005.
Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe and his soldiers were on patrol in Samarra, Iraq, on 17 October, 2005, when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit an IED.
Though he was covered in diesel fuel and his uniform burned off his body, Cashe crawled out of the Bradley. Under a hail of enemy gunfire and despite certain death from the flames baking his body, Cashe returned to climb inside the Bradley, repeatedly pulling out soldiers until he had all six.
He left no one behind.
With burns over 70 percent of his body, Cashe died three weeks later on 8 November, 2005, at San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas.
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So many stories and experiences get lost with time from my tours in Iraq & Afg, I can’t imagine how many will never be heard from these types of warriors. It is good (history) that he wrote his book and told of his experience. Experiences, today’s youth could stand to read a time or two. He speaks about a diary he found on the battle feild. Time for a C-Gar! (Thanks "Pincher")
Now, the diary has been translated and juxtaposed with Meadows’ recollections of World War II in a new book, “The Taking of Saipan,” from a local publisher. Meadows, 90, now lives in Orange and often shares his war experiences with local churches, high schools and other groups.
DOD Sends 'Pink Slip' Letters to Soldiers Fighting in Afghanistan
"What is astonishing is that the Defense Department thought it would be appropriate to notify deployed soldiers — men and women risking their lives daily in combat zones — that they’ll be laid off after their current deployment."
Ever have one of those days where you really just don’t want to put up with any bullshit? Of course you have, those days you want to backhand any cry babies who are whining about mundane shit but think if they keep complaining to you, you will pat them on the ass and cuddle them like their momma. Yes, I have these days here in the US and for all the crybabies out there, there is no “Sympathy Dept” sign above my head so get your big girl/boy panties on and do what is expected of you without me telling you how awesome you are for doing basic shit a 5 year old can do with a little leadership. WTF people?
I like to interrupt people when they are giving me their sob story about how they can’t cope because its “just so tough” and tell them they would actually be able to deal with their situation if they got out of my office and go take care of the problem instead of leaving big crocadile tears on my desk thinking I will do their job for them. Amazing!
The same frustration occurred in Afg & Iraq when I was there but it was a bit different. We wanted to kick the dog shit out of the bad guys but they knew if they started a fight, we would end it so those engagements were not as often as you liked. This video shares that frustration. Perhaps you could just start telling “crybabies” that come to you for motherly love to “wear their seat belts, don't run with scissors and drink milk” (watch the video) Time for a C-Gar!
GySgt. Meyer ordered another Marine to take this picture. He forced a smile despite the pain, because he was worried about the impact his injuries would have on his squad. He hoped the picture would make it easier for them to deal with what happened.