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The Fall of Fortresses - near misses define a guy

Fortress

 

 

Elmer Bendiner was a navigator in a B-17 during WW II.

There were many times both in Iraq & Afghanistan that we had near misses. The first near miss you really had no idea what was going on until things settled down afterwards and you were so scared that you didn’t even realize how scary it really was until things calmed down, you looked around, see all the bullet holes around your position, see the shrapnel impact and wonder how you are still standing.

 

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Why Marines fill sand bags - Motto Monday

This is a good video that shows how things can be in extreme boredom then go to shit pretty quickly. It's an up and down adrenalin type of day when deployed, you just have to make sure you’re ready for those peaks because they can be deadly. Make today count, like you woke up for a purpose! Time for a C-Gar!



The Good Guys won!



Shwew, some communist regime tried to bring down “Typepad”
which hosts One Marine’s View. They failed. Go figure. Glad that cluster screw
is over. What a gaggle. Nothing like having a shit ton of great ideas for the
blog, low crawl to your computer, set your cigar down only to find out your
host is fighting off terrorists as well. Oh well, one team, one fight! The good
guys won. To celebrate our small victory, here is a motivating video showing
how you should go to work!!! Time for a C-Gar!!


The Good Guys won!


Shwew, some communist regime tried to bring down “Typepad” which hosts One Marine’s View. They failed. Go figure. Glad that cluster screw is over. What a gaggle. Nothing like having a shit ton of great ideas for the blog, low crawl to your computer, set your cigar down only to find out your host is fighting off terrorists as well. Oh well, one team, one fight! The good guys won. To celebrate our small victory, here is a motivating video showing how you should go to work!!! Time for a C-Gar!!

http://www.frequency.com/video/airborne-in-60-seconds/150080295


Shake & Bake - Motto Monday

There are some the American people will never really understand what their warriors do when the shit hits the fan in war. Sure, they will hear stories, they will see videos but the warrior that endures leaving his family, dealing with stress of a long deployment, being mentally and physically worn out for that period then has a group of people who would like to kill him, with all of that smashed into one person, well it’s a lot to imagine. This video catches some of that in a brief moment. Problem is, after the video, your day goes on. His, well, there is tomorrow and let’s just say we will take it one day at a time. "You good, ya I'm Good"....priceless Time for a C-Gar

 

"Do you know how I know that these guys are deep in it?

  • Charge #0
  • Using same sight data for WP and HE
  • Not leveling bubbles
  • Engaging direct fire with M4 from the mortar pit

They don’t even put new data on the sight when they transition to new targets while they just guess at what charges to fire the rounds on. This is immediate suppression at its finest. I think it’s safe to say that their were no friendly forces outside of the COP".(hat tip-Funkers)

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A cross for you - Happy Easter

Easter cross

 
I was on my second tour in Afghanistan and about half way through it. We had taken our share of wounded and KIA and I can tell you like any combat deployment, it had its challenging times. One day I was out and about I happen to look down and see the rock pictured above. Regardless of what you believe It’s more than a coincidence that I happen to look down at that moment. I believe everything happens for a reason and at that time of the deployment a nice spiritual boost was welcomed.

 

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Sergeant to receive Medal of Honor for 20-hour Afghanistan battle

Mohh

WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to a former Army sergeant for courageous actions in Afghanistan.

 
Kyle J. White will be the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
White currently lives in Charlotte, N.C. and will receive the honor at the White House on May 13.
 
White spent more than a year on a combat tour in Afghanistan. He's being honored for his actions as a platoon radio telephone operator during a Nov. 9, 2007 combat operation in northeastern Afghanistan's Nuristan Province. The White House did not provide specific details about White's actions.
 
The Medal of Honor is awarded to service members who distinguish themselves above and beyond the call of duty.
© 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
 
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A Soldiers story - I like to call him a hero....

Warriors come in many shapes and sizes. They may be small but usually have a big fight. Some warriors get pretty torn up from the hell of war. Some will shun them when they return, some will stare, fellow warriors will help them however they can but all have to be strong. To be physically strong is tough; to be mentally strong is unstoppable. Time for a C-Gar


Believe - you can change things - Motto Monday

Motto Monday – Ya, I think one person can make a difference. I’ve seen it happen. In business, in combat and in life. There are many of us who go through day after day and looking in and just barely making it one hour after the next. It doesn’t have to be like that, you don’t have to have a stress monster on your back you can change things by acting. Action is a decision to change things. It doesn’t have to be the absolute best action, just an action combined with determination and enthusiasm can make things happen. Then add education and belief, and then you are unstoppable. I will motivate you, I will help you, I won’t throw a pity party for you or give you a trophy for coming in last place just because we don’t want to hurt people’s feelings. Victory has a unique taste to it and it’s even better when you cook it up. However, only you can decide to do it and do it for yourself. Time for a C-Gar


Last Lakota code talker Clarence Wolf Guts dies at 86

Nav talker

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chester Nez receives an American flag from Pfc. Tiffany Boyd, at Code Talker Hall, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., April 4, 2014. The flag was flown over the Marine Corps War Memorial, on the first day of spring in honor of Cpl. Nez's attendance at the Platoon 382 Hall rededication. Cpl. Nez is the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kathryn K. Bynum/Released)  Time for a C-Gar

During the World Wars, native Americans played and unique part in communications. “there were approximately 400-500 Native Americans in the United States Marine Corps whose primary job was the transmission of secret tactical messages.”

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