13
Mar
10

Honor: It’s What Are All About

This poster from The Sniper says it all. He’s done a lot of these sorts of things, mostly snarky, but this one hits home. AW1 Tim’s son is an infantryman currently deployed to Afghanistan with the 173rd Airborne.  He’s seen similar events, and this image speaks volumes about the difference between ourselves and our enemies. If you haven’t visited The Sniper’s place, go and give him some love.

Honor. It's Who We Are

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4 Responses to “Honor: It’s What Are All About”


  1. 1 SCOTT the BADGER
    March 14, 2010 at 02:02

    AW1 Tim’s son is Badger Approved! He and all his buddies.

  2. March 14, 2010 at 06:40

    I love this photo.

  3. March 15, 2010 at 13:09

    There were several in the series of photo’s showing the two Marines actually returing fire while they sat in front of these two civilians. Good stuff, my Son the Marine told me a story of chasing a small band of shooters in the Nawa district of Helmand province last summer and they had to watch them simply walk away when they ran into a building known to them (the Marines) as being occupied by a friendly family. They watched the compound for two days from holes they dug in the ground some 500 meters from the place, and finally one night the bad guys slipped away (a UAV caught them leaving). At first light the Marines moved in to check on the family, they had been murdered by the tango’s and my Son said the foot race was back on to catch up to these guys who were still being watched. Another platoon further downrange blocked the Tango’s and my Son said they did the ole Hammer-n-Anvil routine on them. ROE be dammed.

    BT: Jimmy T sends.

  4. March 16, 2010 at 18:57

    Jimmy,

    It’s hell being the parent of a kid on active duty, eh? It was different when we were young and immortal, and could bob and weave with danger like there was no tomorrow. Now that we’re alder and it’s our own kids doing that stuff, it seems sp surreal at times.

    I know now, though, why my father drank. 🙂

    Best to you, shipmate!


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