Fight and you
may die. Run and you'll live, at least a while.
And, dying in your beds, many years from now,
would you be willing to trade all the days from
this day to that for one chance -- just one chance --
to come back here and tell our enemies,
that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!
--William Wallace (Mel Gibson) Braveheart
"I don't think you can
overstate the importance
that the rise of Islamic fundamentalism
will have to the rest of the world in the
century ahead-especially if, as seems possible,
its most fanatical elements get their
hands on nuclear and chemical weapons
and the means to deliver them
against their enemies." --Ronald Reagan
10th Mountain Division
The proud warriors of Baker Company wanted to do
something to pay tribute to our fallen comrades.
Always know that "WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN"
and are proud to serve our country."
1stSgt Dave Jobe
In an interview
last fall on "Entertainment Tonight,"
James Woods said of Sept. 11,
"Simple logic tells you that if somebody wants you dead,
you have one course of action: To get them deader sooner."
history teaches anything,
it teaches that simple-minded appeasement
or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly.
It means the betrayal of our past, the squandering of our freedom.
Ronald Reagan (1983)
Lil Fella I'm giving you
fair warning .
We are going to level this place,
so find yourself a darn good hiding place
before the shit hits the fan.
soldier in the photo above sent me his picture of
himself in bunny ears for Easter. He was in Iraq at the time.
Thank you my friend!
Our troops ROCK and they not only defend our
country, fight for Freedom here and abroad BUT.....
they also know how to have fun and are great at all they do!
This picture of the statue
below was made by an Iraqi artist
named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussen
into make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam
that dotted Baghdad.
This artist was so grateful that the Americans liberated
his country, he melted 3 of the fallen Saddam heads
and made a memorial statue dedicated to the American
soldiers and their fallen comrades.
Kalat worked on this night and day for several months.
To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl
giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the
loss of his comrade in arms. It is currently on display
outside the palace that is now home to the
4th Infantry division. It will eventually be shipped
and shown at the memorial museum in Fort Hood, Texas.
is JT he served in Bosnia
|This is a
photo of Sgt Eddie Black, C Company Infantry
41st Infantry Brigade
, Oregon National Guard
3rd Platoon, Alpah Company, 2-162, 39th BCT
"after finding yet more caches around a village south of
(I’m 3rd from the Right). These shells are Anti Aircraft Flak shells and aren’t that
much of a big deal… but enough of them together and they would definitely cause
damage on the streets. We found another cache of explosives (the “missing”
explosives debated about during the election) that, when blown, made a crater
90’ wide and 20’ deep and the shockwave knocked you back a mile a way.
Thank you Sgt.Eddie Black for serving our country! Welcome Home from Iraq!
all the free people that still protest. and you are protected by the best.
We protect you
Your voice is strong and loud,
but who will fight for you? No one standing in your crowd.
We are your fathers, brothers, and sons,
wearing the boots and carrying guns.
We are the ones that leave all we own,
to make sure your future is carved in stone.
We are the ones who fight and die,
We might not be able to save the world,
Well, at least we try.
We walked the paths to where we are at
and we want no choice other than that.
So when you rally your group to complain,
take a look in the back of your brain.
In order for that flag you love to fly
wars must be fought and young men must die.
We came here to fight for the ones we hold dear.
If that's not respected, we would rather stay here.
So please stop yelling, put down your signs,
and pray for those behind enemy lines.
And then when the conflict is over and all is well,
be thankful that we chose to go through hell.
Corporal Joshua Miles
and all the boys from
3rd Battalion 2nd Marines, Kuwait
and you are protected by the best.
"When I take action, I’m not going to fire a $2 million
at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt.
It’s going to be decisive." -George W. Bush
"We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety.
We have seen their kind before. They are the heirs
of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century.
By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions --
by abandoning every value except the will to power --
they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and
totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way,
to where it ends: in history's unmarked grave of discarded lies."
George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, September 20, 2001
The snipers are playing an ever-increasing role in security operations.
U.S. Army snipers of the 1-22 Infantry division as they leave the military base in Tikrit , Iraq,
"We're taking care of business," said the young marksman.
Faces in this photo are blurred for their own protection.
to have a combat mind,"
said one sniper. Intelligence reports
indicate the snipers have "terrified" the Iraqi insurgents.
"Every car, every person are potential weapons.
We can't trust anything," said a sergeant
Legendary snipers became the role models.
Snipers such as Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock,
a Marine sniper in Vietnam with 98 confirmed kills,
Sgt. 1st Class. Randy Shugart and
Master Sgt. Gary Gordon,
two Delta Force snipers, who died in Somalia in 1993
trying to rescue a downed crew of a MH-60 Black Hawk
during the battle of Mogadishu.
Troops at Kandahar Air Base Afghanistan
|Bloodied but unbowed. A
Charlie Company of the US Marines, First Division,
8th Regiment. I introduce you to .......
Marine Lance Cpl. James Blake Miller
The photo was taken the afternoon after Charlie Company's
harrowing entry into Fallouja under intense hostile fire, in
the cold and rain. Miller was on the roof of a home where he
and his fellow 1st Platoon members had spent the day
engaged in practically nonstop firefights, fending off snipers
and attackers who rushed the building.
No one had slept in more than 24 hours. All were physically
and emotionally drained.
"I ain't no hero. That is one thing I wish could truly be clarified. I'm no more a hero than anyone over there. Every man, every woman that is not in the states, over there doing what they're doing…just to ensure that people here can enjoy their everyday life, and have the freedom that they do. They're all heroes." - Marine Lance Corporal James Blake Miller
you are a hero Marine Lance Corporal Miller....
Howdy is back home now. He did two Tours in Iraq.
And here is Howdy with his Crew
I would like to share with you a quote from Howdy.
I come back to Iraq? If
needed to serve here again, I will keep coming as long as hate says
Please visit Howdy at his Blog. Click HERE
He loves quotes like
I do and has some awesome
peaceably in their beds at night
only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
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