On one hot August morning near Rawah, Iraq, Lance Corporal Moses Cardenas of the Marines 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion found his platoon barraged by an insurgent suicide bomb, numerous rocket-propelled grenades, and heavy machine gun fire.
VALLEY VIEW - U.S. Army soldiers patrol the outskirts of Koshi Valley and traffic control points in the Koshi district of Logar, Afghanistan, March 18, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua LaPere
WHAT: In Sears' continued effort to support America's military servicemen
and women, the retailer invites military heroes to its 'Friends and Family'
(Fox News) First, President Obama sends a message to the Muslim world, effectively apologizing for the policies of George W. Bush. Excuse me, but shouldn’t the Muslim world be apologizing to America for their contributions to the radicalization of their brethren that led them to kill 3,000 Americans on 9/11?
Yes, it’s a difficult job but damn, someone has to do it. As the Marine judge for the New Ranger Up Girls, I encourage all of you (no not you Chris Farley looking types) to go on over to Ranger Up and get your stuff in line and apply!!! As Marines we are happy to protect our country men and of course our future RU Girls!!!!………Get Some!! (Click on the pic to go to the Ranger Up site)
Lt Col "Roo" Unruh Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2008, 3:43 PM (from an old post)You're an 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in.
MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (March 20, 2009) - “Any aircraft, any station, this is Shell 73, Emergency. We’ve lost complete navigational capability. Request assistance.”
The Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.
See more here: http://www.cmohs.org/
WASHINGTON (March 20, 2009) – The number of attacks in Afghanistan is likely to rise with the influx of additional U.S. forces there, an International Security Assistance Force commander said Friday.
ARLINGTON, Va. — Soldiers currently stop-lossed can expect an extra $500 on April 1, a top Army official said late Wednesday.