I have been traveling this week through Camp Pendleton and the west coast so there were a few post missing this week but below is one that will make you grateful we have great Americans out there sacrificing every day. Remember America, we are still at war! Time for a C-Gar
"The Marine who suffered the injury saw this video and contacted the site to let them know that he made a full recovery. The veterans’ site explained that this video provided a very good lesson for Americans who haven’t served in the military:
At minimum, a video like this can help the average civilian realize (on a very minuscule level) what some of our veterans have had to deal with during their deployments.
If you are a civilian and find yourself wanting to ask a veteran a question like, “Have you ever killed anyone” or “Did you lose any friends over there”, remember that it’s images like this that will be flashing through their mind when you do, so it’s usually a good idea to keep those questions to yourself.
Very good advice, and thankfully a happy ending to an otherwise frightening video."
Our day may seem stressful, our Mondays may seem tough, and however, those that went before us felt the same stress and toughness, yet a bit different level. Never forget America's warriors. Time for a C-Gar!
Alwyn Cashe’s case for the Medal of Honor began almost as soon as he was awarded the Silver Star, the third-highest award for valor, for actions in Iraq in 2005.
Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe and his soldiers were on patrol in Samarra, Iraq, on 17 October, 2005, when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit an IED.
Though he was covered in diesel fuel and his uniform burned off his body, Cashe crawled out of the Bradley. Under a hail of enemy gunfire and despite certain death from the flames baking his body, Cashe returned to climb inside the Bradley, repeatedly pulling out soldiers until he had all six.
He left no one behind.
With burns over 70 percent of his body, Cashe died three weeks later on 8 November, 2005, at San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas.
GySgt. Meyer ordered another Marine to take this picture. He forced a smile despite the pain, because he was worried about the impact his injuries would have on his squad. He hoped the picture would make it easier for them to deal with what happened.