The warrior knows the sacrifice more than any that is given up to defend America. Military fathers out there know all too well the sacrifice made as do the families they miss. It is easy to see dads with their kids & families on Father’s Day however, I ask you to think about those dads without the opportunity to spend the day with their family as they continue to protect America. Happy Father’s Day to those deployed and keeping the wolf at bay. Time for a C-Gar!
You have read here where I refer to the true warriors of yesterday. I’ve met a few warriors that were there on D Day and you can see the sparkle in their eye and they know they did good and they are happy to be alive. I guess anyone that gets shot at on a routine basis even those in Iraq and Afg is happy to be alive, I know I am. However, these warriors did it right and set the tone for generations to come. Throughout your busy day, take a second and remember these warriors and live every day like its your last (this warrior did). Time for a C-Gar
I had to lower my head. Every time I talk with warriors that came before me and my 20 plus years in the Marines I am in awe of the heroism and bravery. The courage and toughness and the honor. Many times they tell me “We are so proud of you Marines of today” and all we are doing. That’s usually when I tell them we are simply trying to walk in their footsteps to make them proud. Marines of today are tough and dedicated but we always pay tribute to those that have gone before us. They have done the hardest tasks especially without today’s technology. They are so proud of us, when it’s us that are so proud of all the warriors regardless of branch that walked before us. Those are today’s heroes, not us. They are so proud of us and tell us how great we are, every time they say that I have to lower my head because it’s them that make us proud. Remember, there is nothing worse to deal with like a pissed off Marine.
I’ve added the video of Elvis (cause I’m a fan) and I guess it’s a good tribute for those that walked before us. Time for a C-gar!
It’s not uncommon to see Marines and other servicemembers share a bond. From the past few articles you might have picked that up and I can tell you first hand that those that serve share a bond that no one can take away and those that don’t know, well, they don’t know. It can be anything from a helping hand, to a simple head nod to one another. Words don’t have to be said, they don’t have to be, they both know what the other has done and for that they can look at themselves in the mirror and be ok.
This Memorial Day many BBQs will be had, some may even fly their flag, but know, servicemembers around the world with share the day and remember all that gave to this great country. Semper Fidelis – Time for a C-Gar!
Brothers, some are from the same mother, some are not. Regardless in battle, all are brothers and when the shit hits the fan, they will be there for one another. Despite if they have issues between one another, when faced with a common enemy, you are in trouble. I have seen many acts of kindness and bravery between warriors even if they have never served with one another they share a common bond many will never understand. In the below you get the rare opportunity to see “behind” the curtain of the unique “brotherhood” of your warriors. Some are from the same mother, some are not. Time for a C-Gar
Brotherly Farewell Caught On Dustoff Helmet Cam Will 2 days ago 282 afghanistan Ganjgal Kunar medal of honor Swenson Combat Footage Feel Good PreviousNext 297K 424 Share80 Share94 This video was taken by a pilot and crew chief on a dustoff bird that was flying MEDEVAC in Kunar in 2009. The events shown are from the Battle of Ganjgal, a firefight that earned both CPT Swenson (shown) and CPL Dakota Meyer the Medal Of Honor. Regardless of your thoughts on the politicians that start and perpetuate these wars, that’s not what this page is about, and those that never served and troll the comments section about such topics will never be privileged enough to understand that. You don’t fight for presidents, oil or for the empire. You may stand for freedom, but you don’t fight for it. You fight for your brothers that are standing shoulder to shoulder with you, while looking into the face of an early death, in a filthy and forsaken no man’s land. Nothing else matters at that point but your brothers. This is what brotherhood looks like. (see full story at Funker530)
Gang, Those of you who come to One Marine’s View often know that I have a blog post category called “Every Day is Memorial Day” because in my book, every day is. Not for me knuckleheads, for those warriors other than me. Those warriors that were fighting wars before you were and I were glimmers in our daddy’s eyes, the warriors who just try to make it through each day with their disability, and especially those that America has forgotten, until days like Memorial Day arrive. So from today until Memorial Day, I will be posting Memorial tribute posts under the title “Every Day is Memorial Day”. Don’t like it? Go to Dr Phil’s blog, I’m sure it’s filled with motivating articles (yawn). Want to be motivated beyond one day and have the day mean more to those not in the military? Come back by because “Every Day is Memorial Day”.