GWOT: Iraq

Lies and Damned Lies!– Twitter Alert for Veterans; This is not Stolen Valor

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When things occur in bunches it usually means an invisible hand is at work.

Suddenly we’re seeing a spate of “Viet and Gulf War vets” claiming that Trump is among other things, a draft dodger.

Real Vietnam-era vets, whether Viet War #1, 1962-1968 (JFK-LBJ’s War) or Viet War #2, 1969-1973 (Nixon’s War.) know the difference.

Consider: Most young people under 50 were never taught there was a Vietnam War under the Democrats. Only Nixon. Just send Jesse Waters out on the street and ...

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Kissed by an Angel, SSG Marshall D Roberts, 28 and Spec Juan Covarrubias, 27, Army, Iraq

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

         SSG Marshall D Roberts, 28, of Oswasco, OK and

       Spec Juan Miguel Mendez Covarrubias, of Hanford, CA,

        were killed by hostile fire on 9 March, 2020

Rest in Peace, Gentlemen

Vaya con Dios

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

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By an Angel’s Kiss, CPT Moise Navas, 34, and Gunnery SGT Diego Pongo (Army) Iraq

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

       CPT Moise A Navas, 34, of Germantown, MD and

       Gunnery SGT Diego Pongo, 34, of Simi Valley, CA ,

        were killed by hostile fire on 9 March, 2020

Rest in Peace, Gentlemen

Vaya con Dios

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

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By An Angel’s Kiss, Gunnery SGT Scott Koppenhafer, 35, USMC (Iraq)

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

          Gunnery SGT Scott Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos CO,

        was killed on Aug 10, 2019, in Iraq by small arms fire as part of Operation Enduring Freedom

He was of 2nd Marine Raider Bn, MARSOC, Camp Lejeune,

Rest in peace,  Gunney

Job well done.  

A ...

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Lawyers in Foxholes

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Some Army JAG out there is likely pissed.

In 2010 Maj Matt Goldstyn, a Special Forces officer killed an Afghani bomb-maker. He was stripped of his medals in 2011, retired, then after another investigation he was called back to active duty in 2018 just so he could be charged with premeditated murder.

Then President Trump jumped in in 2018 and ordered a review.

And the whole JAG Corps and political establishment are up in arms about it. The Democrats because they disapprove of any ...

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Fish and Chips

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Fix Bayonets! by Mustang

(The First Battle of Fallujah)

Marines abhor urban warfare more than any other form of combat.  Urban settings negate the advantages of overwhelming firepower, limit the maneuvering ability of troops, and reduce fields of observation and fires. The presence of innocent civilians, the ability of enemy forces to dress themselves as civilians and infiltrate civilian populations makes urban ...

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Letters From Fallujah (7) The Memorial Service

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23 Oct 03

 

Uncle Hank,

 

We went back to FOB Volturno the other day.  We’re on our third month here, there’s been guys injured, evac’d, a couple in Germany in the hospital but we had our first Paratrooper killed.  Sarn’t Spear and the Delta Comp’ny CO and 1SG went back for the memorial service.  We took two trucks, took some volunteers for the convoy ‘cuz they knew Staff Sarn’t Peterson.  One of my buddies was in Sarn’t Peterson’s squad in Alpha Comp’ny.  ...

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Allen Ness Sounds off about Sexual Misconduct

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Otherwise Titled: Our 21st Century Paratrooper (Allen Ness) Updates this 20th Century Garritrooper (Vassar) about Sexual Misconduct in the Modern Military

My comment: Damn! Anything that interferes with the harmony and cohesion of this organic team, off with their heads.

False accusations of rape/sexual harassment are running amok in the Army these days. Half the lawmakers see the Army as the Defense of our Nation the other half see’s it as a petri dish for their social justice programs, and in the ...

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Letters From Fallujah (4) COP Factory

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20 AUG 03

Uncle Hank,

We’ve been busy since I wrote last.  We ran a couple missions into Fallujah, what a shithole.  We were security for the Battalion Commander, which means we were way too far from what was really going on but we got to hear about it on the radio.  What utter bullshit.  We also had to watch our Battalion CSM sleep in his vehicle like the huge turd he is.  The men of 1Panther call him “Deebo” like ...

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