View Full Version : God Bless The Marines !!!

11-08-02, 12:37 PM
> The following is an excerpt from an email home from an Air
> Force ordnance demolition unit team member describing his
> first night at Kandahar airport:
> "One of the perimeter positions only a hundred yards or
> so to our left took some incoming fire and we all went
> to general quarters, taking defensive fighting positions
> in our bivouac in case they penetrated to our position.
> The Marines quickly repelled the attack. It will not
> bother me should I live my entire life without having to
> kill a man but I have to say I'm glad to be surrounded
> by a thousand 19 year-old Marines who can't wait to.
> They will be leaving in a few weeks and turning over the
> base to the Army. I will miss them.
> "The only tents the Marines use are one-man pup tents and
> they are everywhere. Each foxhole and DFP (defensive
> fighting position) around the camp is accompanied by two
> of these humble little tents.
> "I have a renewed respect for the Marines. They arrived
> a month ago, dug in, and have been living out of these
> ridiculously small, 5 x 5 tents ever since. No heat, no
> latrines, no showers, nothing but backpacks, weapons,
> helmets and flak vests, and lots of ammo. And they've
> been doing it every day. Four man teams at each
> position, two sleeping, two on watch. God bless them
> every one."