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Your Warriors - almost home

The holidays are over. You haven’t ever deployed? Well I can tell you, if you want a splinter of a feeling of what’s it’s like to return home, watch this video, and then watch it again. I dare ya to watch the entire thing but be careful, it can be a tough one to watch (like a Chuck Norris kick to the face)Those that have been away for the holidays and deployed, you can’t stop time and you are that much closer, to coming home. Time for a C-Gar


A woman’s thoughts on Lone Survivor - Operation Red Wing

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I thought I would share the below. Why? Because its not from an infantry Marine point of view so others would say “of course he would say that” no, it’s the point of view from a female in America. A voice that shares a common view with many, even those in the military. Time for a C-Gar

"But most of all, I wept in anger. I am overcome with rage at the elected politicians who have never served their country in uniform, never seen battle and yet make decisions that affect the life and death of their fellow citizens."

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US troops back to Iraq?

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“The Pentagon is considering sending U.S. troops back to the Middle East to help train Iraqi forces, defense officials said Friday.”

That’s correct folks, US troops may be headed right back to Iraq. If you didn’t know, they only moved to Kuwait when they left Iraq. No, they didn’t all return to the states, they moved and began rotations into Kuwait.  Now, it looks like they are headed right back to continue to do what we were doing when we left, except one small factor, without all of the US technological support structure behind them (not a good idea).

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A day in the life of an infantry Corporal

Many Americans have little or no idea “what” your Marines actually do on a day to day business. Many will go through the most demanding training, sharpen their skills only to have to go through boredom at times while deployed. However when their skills are needed, they never fail. God Bless each one of them. Time for a C-Gar



Lone Survivor -starts tomorrow

You have heard about “Lone Survivor” here at One Marine’s View before. The movie begins tomorrow and if you haven’t read the book, you should. I recommend it for any young American that will be facing friction in this uncertain world (that’s just about everybody). In case you didnt know the US Navy named a ship after the Lt in this book as well.

Many won’t go see it for numerous reasons but what they actually miss is that there is so much more to this movie than just a story in Afghanistan. You readers understand that but Joe blow out on the street just thinks it’s another “was” movie. Sad that many won’t have a clue it’s based on a true story, a group of hero’s story. Time for a C-Gar


Tell Me Again, Why Did My Friends Die In Iraq?

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With the re insurgency moving back into Iraq, there are many of us frustrated, shaking our head asking why did we go there if we let it go back the way it was. There has been a recent article out titled:

Tell Me Again, Why Did My Friends Die In Iraq? Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/iraq-war-reasons-2014-1#ixzz2pi6N2YB9

I know its frustrating for those that went to Iraq and Afghanistan to see things go right back to the way it was before we arrived. However, remember we didn’t all of a sudden decide to deploy to these places because we wanted to change/alter the culture. No, we went there for significantly other reasons and as I look back at all of my tours to Iraq & Afg, each deployment accomplished exactly what we set oout to do.

 

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