Lost the fight (LONG Story)

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    Lost the fight (LONG Story)

    I know this may not belong in this forum, but with this being Memorial Day weekend I wanted as many as possible to see it. This young man fought a long hard and painful battle. In the end he lost his battle. His life will serve as an inspiration to others. As many other fallen solders he will not have died in vain. Let us all remember him this weekend and everyday. My heart felt condolences go out to his family.
    As a retired veteran I say "Rest in peace brother".

    'Miracle' Marine loses final battle - Military - MSNBC.com

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    May God richly bless our soldiers, past and present, and their families as well.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    Lest we ever forget the sacrifices our servicemen make to keep us out of harms way
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    I can only pray that I could be so brave.
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    We do not honor our military men enough.

    There was a young man who joined the Navy back during the Vietnam war. He thought it would be safer than the army. The Navy ended up putting him on a swift boat and he patrolled the river. On one particular mission, he saw some Viet Cong and he was about to throw a phosphorus grenade when a sniper's bullet hit his hand. The grenade exploded inches from his face, causing him to fall in the river while the phosphorus grenade burned his body. He looked very much like this marine and his story is similar as far as surgeries and pain. However, he lived and he now has a Christian ministry. He came to our church not too long ago and as part of his sermon, he honored all the military in the congregation. It was quite moving.

    I feel for this young man and pray his family is blessed.
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    And to think that the way congress supports our troops is to load the military funding bill up with all sorts of non military funding and leave the military funding off! All the while our men and women in uniform are in harms way and fighting for our very existance.

    And many of these folks will be re-elected in November! How stupid are we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalexplr View Post
    And to think that the way congress supports our troops is to load the military funding bill up with all sorts of non military funding and leave the military funding off! All the while our men and women in uniform are in harms way and fighting for our very existance.

    And many of these folks will be re-elected in November! How stupid are we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    We do not honor our military men enough.

    There was a young man who joined the Navy back during the Vietnam war. He thought it would be safer than the army. The Navy ended up putting him on a swift boat and he patrolled the river. On one particular mission, he saw some Viet Cong and he was about to throw a phosphorus grenade when a sniper's bullet hit his hand. The grenade exploded inches from his face, causing him to fall in the river while the phosphorus grenade burned his body. He looked very much like this marine and his story is similar as far as surgeries and pain. However, he lived and he now has a Christian ministry. He came to our church not too long ago and as part of his sermon, he honored all the military in the congregation. It was quite moving.

    I feel for this young man and pray his family is blessed.
    I've heard his sermon....he's a great speaker. Can't remember his name but I heard his message nearly 20 years ago.

    That Marine fought hard, now rest in peace.
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    A slow, sharp salute to this young man. My God bless him.
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    Not only did he serve his country with honor and valor, but he served those who were put in his life with strength and courage.



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    God bless this young Marine. His story should be required in all high schools.
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