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What have we done to deserve to be protected by Men like this?

Posted by Mike O on May 9, 2009

As I watch the news on the daily basis, I only marvel at the fact that men such as this feel serving this nation as being worth this level of sacrifice.  God bless him and everyone of our brave military!

It Has Always Been The Soldier

It is the soldier,
not the President who gives us democracy.

It is the soldier,
not the Congress who takes care of us.

It is the soldier,
not the Reporter who has given us Freedom of Press.

It is the soldier,
not the Poet who has given us Freedom of Speech.

It is the soldier,
not the campus [community] Organizer who
has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag;
who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
that allows the protester to burn the flag.

~ Father Dennis O’Brien, US Marine Corp. Chaplain


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Posted by Mike O on April 13, 2008

Michael Yon’s “Moment of Truth in Iraq

A great piece of work by the Ernie Pyle of our time (Michael strongly contested that comparison, but it’s true). This is a different kind of war and Michael brings to life the issues, the problems, the missteps and the triumphs to be found there. And through it all, he honors the service and sacrifice of the American (and British) military in the field. Through him, you will understand the ‘Devil in the details’; the frustrations and the hopes of Americans and Iraqis alike. And you will have pride in the humanity shown by the vast majority of both. No one portrays it better and there is not a dull moment to be had in this book.

The contents within the book match the photgraphic excellence on the cover. If you see that picture and want to know the whys and wherefores, GET THIS BOOK!

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