Defending Honor, Courage, and Chivalry in the Modern World

January 9, 2007

The other side of the story

Filed under: Iraq, Politics, terrorism, US, War, War on Terror — knighthospitaller @ 4:51 pm

The other side of the story U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Thomas Shoemake, a Civil Affairs Officer, pauses to give candy to Iraqi children during a patrol with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) through Kubaysah, Iraq, during Operation Moon River, Dec. 31, 2005. The goal of the one-day operation, undertaken by the Marines and the Iraqi army, was to assess essential civil services in the city and show a coalition presence. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert A. Sturkie



  1. I love our military people. They are my heroes. I grew up in a military home, my Dad was Army for over 20 yrs, his brother was Navy for over 25 yrs and my husband was Marine before he died. I know what loyalty, pride and patriotism means and I know the difference between right and wrong.
    We have the BEST, most compassionate and brave military in the world.
    I hate when our government commands our troops into war and then refuses to let them do their job. We could have been finished in Iraq if their hands were not tied behind their backs and politically correctness had not become more important than victory.
    My regret is with the politicians, not our troops.
    I am doing my best to support them with letters, e-mails, and cards. I am also teaching my preschool grandkids why the American flag is folded 13 times and what each fold represents. I have explained The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and all that it encompasses. Dying as a martyr for God is a total committment and so is being part of the group that guard the Tomb. You cannot believe how committed they are to the honor of the Tomb, it brings tears to your eyes. These are very special men who guard the Tomb.
    Our military are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. In reality, they are willing to sacrifice their own lives so that we can live in peace and security, yet, there are other people in our country unwilling to sacrifice anything for anyone else. I cannot imagine Paris Hilton and her boyfriends sacrificing anything they want, ever. They never do anything for our military, not even a kind word, yet, our military sacrifices for them as well as all others.
    We should hail our heroes with flowers and cheers, while we egg and jeer those other people to let them know what we think of them.

    Comment by madmouser — January 9, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

  2. eh for everyone of these pictures, there’s this:

    And you wonder why Iraqis don’t like Americans

    Comment by Daniel — February 27, 2007 @ 7:26 pm

  3. madmouser said;

    Dying as a martyr for God is a total commitment

    Quote Islamic terrorists much?

    Isn’t that what Osama told the 9-11 hijackers?

    Comment by clif — March 5, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

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