Marines Doing what Marines where meant to do!

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    Some photos of the operation and for some reason I can only find them on the Huffington Post

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_711813.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by tangoseal View Post
    That is interesting considering we never trained marines for this type of environment. We usually used Sailors for this task like SWCC or SEALs. Usually SWCC did all the boardings or the ship assigned fleet sailors with specialized training.
    There are groups that are trained to do this, not all of us, but some of us. I am fairly certain any MEU going to around the Gulf of Aden would implement this in their work-up. Almost makes me wanna do a MEU.

    And folks, its Marines, with a capital "M", always, unless you are talking about like marine biology
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    I find the reply by the German company to the pirates’ phone calls the funnies thing.

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    I think that the pirates are a very tough crowd when facing a crew of unarmed sailors; however, they showed their true colors and surrendered without a fight when the Marines showed up. Cowardly thugs are the same the world over and these guys should be glad they are still alive tonight. I'm retired Air Force but still proud of our USMC brothers...
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