Monkey Stomp Awaits - Motto Monday

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This is a small snap shot of one day during one of my deployments (Oct 11, 2005). It’s interesting to look back and I can remember it like yesterday. The smells, the feeling of the dirt, the long deployment continuing. I can remember everything about that day and I’m glad it’s in the past.  Get yourself a cup of coffee and cigar and read over a snap shot of one day during a deployment.  Just remember, your Monday could be worse. Time for a C-Gar


Today was a good day. However, one of our convoys was hit by and IED, there were no injuries. That was just one of many IED attacks beginning last night along with a single rocket impact (no factor). A couple detonations went off through the night but I just inched a little closer to the hesco and sandbags as they are the last line of defense for keeping red hot shrapnel giving me a new orifice. Near by, the engineers dropped a building that had been used by dirt bags to sharp shoot at Soldiers. Chalk up one abanded building collapsed and turned to useless rubble.


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Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC (Ret) letter to NFL Commissioner - Motto Monday


"Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles"


How quick people forget or take for granted how well we have it in America.  I laugh when people flip the freak out over professional players yet, simply glance at your servicemembers. It’s those servicemembers that go forward to protect the right of freedom of speech. Yet, our society focuses on a bunch of overpaid athletes that could not do what they are doing in any other country. I laugh when these premadonnas say things like:

"I feel like a lot of times people want us to just shut up and entertain them, shut up and play football.- Brandon Marshall (Denver Broncos)

Yes, Marshall, shut your trap and try making a damn play because that’s what your paid to do, play football because we don’t care about your opinion about anything else.

The players that take a knee are known by the company they keep (i.e. Kappernack) who like to wear socks that show cops a pigs. You are a part of the problem kneeling NFL players. Time for a C-Gar

Col Jeffrey A Powers letter.....

I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins. Read more here


Army Ranger Gets Confirmed Kill With MRE Spoon - Motto Monday


This happened when I was in Ramadi, totally believable and crazy stuff like this happens allot, ya just don't get to hear it. Time for a C-Gar

A first hand report from the veteran run website Grunt Stuff, who says they have already verified the claims with multiple witnesses, tells the story of an Army Ranger who got a confirmed terrorist kill with nothing but his MRE spoon at the Haditha Dam in Iraq.

They came up to a building they were ordered to clear, and inside 3-5 bad guys lay waiting for the stack to come through the door. As the Rangers entered the room they managed to kill all but one of the fighters. In the smoke and chaos of battle one of the rangers realized a bad guy was still alive and was attempting to pull the pin on a grenade.Read more here