Loyal dog mourns fallen Navy SEAL . Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson was one of 30 Americans who died when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan earlier this month. And during his funeral in his hometown of Rockford, Iowa this week, his dog Hawkeye refused to leave his side. (Published on Aug 26, 2011)
No Idle Boast: A Soldier’s Tattoo Becomes Truth. 1st Infantry Division, Hockenberry’s world changed June 15. He was on a foot patrol just outside Haji Ramuddin, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated nearby. In this photograph, flight medic Corporal Amanda Mosher is tending to Hockenberry’s wounds aboard a medevac helicopter minutes after the explosion. Kyle Hockenberry, 19, lost both legs and his left arm in the blast.
No Idle Boast: A Soldier’s Tattoo Becomes Truth | TIME.com
WTH!! A roadside bomb hit Sgt. Jensen's Humvee in Iraq, going through armor and shooting metal into his head, shattering his face and putting him in a coma... he returned to recover in a battalion at Fort Carson designed to care for wounded soldiers, the Warrior Transition Unit. There, he met a hostile environment where commanders, harassed and punished the wounded for the slightest misstep while making them wait many weeks for critical medical care, sometimes canceling care altogether.
These Lionesses don’t have to stalk their prey; their prey comes to them willingly. The four Lionesses here in Haditha City, Iraq, are female Marines who currently serve with 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5. Their job is to search Iraqis women as they travel through the cities checkpoints.
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Via Susan Manskar Emslie This is my Friend, Retired USMC Gunnery Sgt., Ernie Napper. Ernie served 22 years. He has for the past 20+ years worked as a Security Officer at Disneyland. Gunny leads the nightly Flag Retreat that honors Our Flag and ALL that serve. Ernie has touched thousands of lives with his Patriotism, he is an American Hero. Please join! www.dlflagretreat.com