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Happy New Year etc.........

Firstly, Happy New Year people, second, if you are easily offended by cuss words like #@!& or &$$ or well you get the point then you should probably skip this video and go see what Opera has updated on her freaking book club. Otherwise, get ya a C-Gar and enjoy the video. - Time for a C-Gar

 


Merry Christmas from your Marines

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This is written from a deplyed warriors point of view. Get some eggnog and read through it, then go hug your spousel unit (wife or hubby), kids and even that uncle that you dont understand.Remember your warriors are still at war!

I finally get a break from the shopping! We have been running around every mall crowded people everywhere trying to find that particular gift. This place is really crowded. Now we are finished, can we relax now? Are we done shopping for the day? If I have to play lead blocker through the mall anymore or sit outside another dressing room I’m gonna die. No puke, no puke then die. We will probably go out to dinner tonight get some chow maybe go for a walk. I sit here and can smell the new Christmas tree, so fresh and nice, with white lights and all kinds of cherished ornaments on it which we have been keeping for some time. Tada the tree is done, another master piece! Ok not by me but I supplied plenty of support and encouragement.

 

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A French Soldier's View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan

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What follows is an account from a French ISAF soldier that was stationed with American Warfighters in Afghanistan sometime in the past 4 years.  This was copied and translated from an editorial French newspaper

And they are impressive warriors! We have not come across bad ones, as strange at it may seem to you when you know how critical French people can be. Even if some of them are a bit on the heavy side, all of them provide us everyday with lessons in infantry know-how. Beyond the wearing of a combat kit that never seem to discomfort them (helmet strap, helmet, combat goggles, rifles etc.) the long hours of watch at the outpost never seem to annoy them in the slightest. On the one square meter wooden tower above the perimeter wall they stand the five consecutive hours in full battle rattle and night vision goggles on top, their sight unmoving in the directions of likely danger. No distractions, no pauses, they are like statues nights and days. At night, all movements are performed in the dark - only a handful of subdued red lights indicate the occasional presence of a soldier on the move. Same with the vehicles whose lights are covered - everything happens in pitch dark even filling the fuel tanks with the Japy pump.Here we discover America as it is often depicted: their values are taken to their paroxysm, often amplified by promiscuity and the loneliness of this outpost in the middle of that Afghan valley.

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If you have never failed, you haven't lived - Motto Monday

If you haven’t failed, you haven’t lived is so true. Many out there get knocked down and knocked down again only to either quit or get up one more time. Fifty percent of successful people that get knocked down quit but if they only got up one more time they would be successful. Everyone gets knocked down, it’s what you do next that’s important. Time for a C-Gar

 


Its the simple things..........

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The true things you really appreciate most after returning from combat are the very things many take for granted every day.

I could remember one of my many things grateful for when I came home on one of my deployments was just to sit quietly and enjoy a nice cold glass of real milk. One of the strongest actions of gratitude I experienced was a meeting with a fellow Marine that deployed before me and when I returned home, he didn’t say anything, just gave me a good handshake. His approval and the fact we chewed the same dirt was all the thanks I needed.

 

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Paul Andert was 17 years old when he began training under General George Patton in the 2nd Armored Division. He took part in successful invasions in Africa and Sicily before training with British paratroopers for the Normandy invasion.

 

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