January 12th, 2006 01:42 PM
Marine Receives Navy Cross
This is old news but I thought it worth posting. The Jessica Lynch story received so much attention that these squared away Marines didn't get the respect they deserve (IMHO). Gunny (now a 1Sgt) has an interesting comment on the video game generations performance under fire.
"May God be with you and may the devil be crushed underfoot as you march for peace on the skulls of our enemies, for goodwill, security and a quality of life that comes only with democracy, " - Ted Nugent
January 12th, 2006 03:14 PM
My father-in-law was a WWII marine aviator in the Pacific, he got the Navy Cross and the Silver Star for downing 18 enemy aircraft. Thank God the Warrior Spirit lives on in todays fighting men....
Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
January 12th, 2006 03:34 PM
From the article it sounds like a pretty rough time...most in this country won't have to experience that, thanks to those men & women. Hopefully the ranks will continue to fill with those like them...
noli nothis permittere te terere...
January 12th, 2006 03:49 PM
Will we ever hear the REAL Jessica Lynch story? Have we already heard it? It's really too bad that the above story didn't / hasen't gotten more press. This soldier is the real hero. ---------
January 12th, 2006 04:20 PM
One hell of a rough ride indeed.
''Brothers in Arms'' does I think sum that up very well.
Lehew believes the Marine Corps' greatness comes from Marines pitted in days like this one and the camaraderie that comes from fighting side-by-side.
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January 12th, 2006 07:48 PM
There was also an Army SFC (?) that got the MoH, and a lot less publicity than Jessica.
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January 16th, 2006 10:50 AM
The lists I've seen list 2 Marines with 18.5 kills. So, either your FIL was Marion Carl, or Wilbur Thomas.
Originally Posted by ExSoldier762
Which one is it? Enquiring minds want to know.
(Just FYI, I'm also an amateur military aviation historian. It's only a hobby, only a hobby....NO! It's my freaking life!!)
January 16th, 2006 10:53 AM
Yeah, well, these guys were...GUYS. That's why SHE got so much attention. Frankly, from the stuff I heard about it after it was long over, the other woman (the black large one) should have gotten a medal. I don't know which one, I'm no expert on that. But I guess if you don't have blond hair, blue eyes, and don't look like a fashion model, you're out of the running.
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