Posts Tagged “Iraq”

So is this a holiday or what?

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The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 19, 2012 Presidential Proclamation — National Day of Honor NATIONAL DAY OF HONOR BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Nine years ago, members of the United States Armed Forces crossed the sands of the Iraq-Kuwait border and began…

Video portrayal of David Bellavia’s actions in Iraq

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I found this video today thanks to David himself. I had no idea that someone had created a re-enactment of one of his actions in Iraq in 2004. Not just any action but the one for which he was and still is recommended for the Medal of Honor. David is a friend and I am…

War is UGLY, that is why so few of us are willing to do it

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I was originally going to write this for the YouServed.com blog, but decided against it as I didn’t want to bring any controversy over there. I am sure I will get some military-hating, unpatriotic and ignorant about combat people to comment on this. So to those people, feel free to comment. If you have seen…

Introduction to Mike Scotti, Part I

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This blog posting it is the first in a series where I am going to introduce the readers of this blog to Mr. Mike Scotti. Mike is a very interesting individual that we had as a guest on You Served Radio last night. I was honored to get to talk to him and am looking…

Providers pay final respect to fallen Soldier

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Providers pay final respect to fallen Soldier

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq – Soldiers and Airmen gathered to pay their final respects to Sgt. William C. Spencer, at a fallen Soldier ceremony March 1 at the Joint Operations Center at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Spencer, a gunner with G Company, 106th Brigade Support Battalion, 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary),…

What a tragedy-UPDATED

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I have updated the post below after reading some of the comments, giving it some more thought and doing some research. I think I had some facts wrong and I think I threw in some emotion of my own that did not need to be in the posting as it added nothing to it. The…

A post you should read today

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Teflon Don is a long time blogger that I have a loose connection with via The Sandbox. This soldier/writer has a heck of a way with words. He does not post as much anymore but when he does they are something to read. The  one he has up now is about a friend of his…

Don’t Let Them Die in Vain

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Apparently we never learn our lessons. Take a look at www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529788,00.html and you will see that thanks to McChrystal’s new “fight friendlier” campaign we are not utilizing our combat multipliers like close air support and indirect fire. Somehow this has become a positive talking point. The Marines have used no indirect fire as they move…

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