semperfriday:

Yesterday marked the 8th anniversary of the loss of two of my Marines. On June 24, 2004, Lance Cpl. Juston Thacker and PFC Daniel McClenney where killed by hostile enemy fire during an ambush meant for a larger patrol returning to their forward operating base. They and one other Marine were on the way to an overwatch position when they surprised a group of 10-13 enemy. In the resulting firefight the third Marine was seriously wounded and Thacker and McClenney were killed but they took half of the dirty insurgent FUCKS with them.  
For their actions they were posthumously awarded the Silver Star. 
They gave all so others may live…. What the fuck have YOU done with your life?

semperfriday:

Yesterday marked the 8th anniversary of the loss of two of my Marines. On June 24, 2004, Lance Cpl. Juston Thacker and PFC Daniel McClenney where killed by hostile enemy fire during an ambush meant for a larger patrol returning to their forward operating base. They and one other Marine were on the way to an overwatch position when they surprised a group of 10-13 enemy. In the resulting firefight the third Marine was seriously wounded and Thacker and McClenney were killed but they took half of the dirty insurgent FUCKS with them.
For their actions they were posthumously awarded the Silver Star.
They gave all so others may live…. What the fuck have YOU done with your life?

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true story

true story

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Lead by Example

So I’m lazy.  I was watching some random youtube video of this acoustic group, wishing I could play guitar,and then it dawned on me, I can. I have just chose not to. I have had numerous people encourage me and push me to do great things and I feel I haven’t lived up to my potential.  I’ve done a lot of shoulda coulda woulda and it ends now.

I started to think about all my hopes for Noah and the kind of man I want him to be and how I hope he chases his dreams with the tenacity, ferver and fearlessness of a honey badger (yeah I said it- look those guys up, fearless!) And If I want my son to be that kind of man then it is up to me to be that kind of role model for him. I will not just tell my son he can do anything and everything he wants and set his mind to, I will show my son he was born for greatness.  I willshow my son the satisfaction of hard work and accomplishment.  I willshow my son how amazing he is.  Because it’s not just up to Dad’s to make their little boys into men.

I’m 8 months into this gig and still amazed with this kid’s ability to teach me new things every single day

I’m 8 months into this gig and still amazed with this kid’s ability to teach me new things every single day

Today could be worse

DUTY LOGBOOK ENTRY ONE:

DNCO ACQUIRES SUSTANANCE- RICE KRISPY TREAT TYPE- AND WISHES HERSELF A HAPPY BIRTHDAY——————————————————————————————SFJ.

Because the Marine on brks duty in Beruit on 23 Oct 1983 actually had a right to bitch about standing duty that day.  It’s all about perspective ladies and gentlemen