military

WikiLeaks

Wikileaks. Take a breath. Okay. Take another one. What is it about wikileaks that inspires an emotive response? Wikileaks has been covered in the news a lot, and unless you’ve been living a hermetic ala Thoreau lifestyle, you’ve heard about the organization. I mean, for crying out loud, you’re on the internet reading this, so you must’ve heard about wikileaks. Wikileaks is an organization...

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Closure

I just wanted some closure as far as what happened. The Commanding Officer for 5th Battalion 11th Marines during ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom I’ was Lieutenant Colonel Gerald L. Smith, who now is a Colonel as I understand it. Sometime’s you’ll see his name as Jerry, or Gerry, or G. L. Smith (this is reall just for search purposes). Anyways, the reason why I’m writing...

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War Journal

Originally I wrote this for a friend, who now I know wouldn’t have deserved it, and wouldn’t understand it. I don’t think the reader will understand what war really is like. Its good and intense, and also bad and dull at times. Since I’m cleaning out my files, and I want to keep the memory of my journal alive through this blog, I’m posting it here for you to enjoy....

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Killed In Action

I’m cleaning more of my files, and came across this poem. It’s about a Marine killed in action in Vietnam. Empathize. Found in the pocket of a fallen Marine “KILLED IN ACTION” 7 June 1969 Ouang Tri Province Republic of South Vietnam Take a man and put him alone, put him twelve thousand miles from home …. Empty his heart of all but blood, make him live in sweat and...

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