View Full Version : Now that the lump in my throat is cleared...

04-02-03, 08:04 AM
Martin Savidge of CNN embedded with the 1st Marine battalion was talking
with 4 young marines near his foxhole this morning live on CNN. He had been
telling the story of how well the marines had been looking out for and
taking care of him since the war started. He went on to tell about the many
hardships the marines had endured since the war began and how they all look
after one another.
He turned to the four and said he had cleared it with their commanders and
they could use his video phone to call home. The 19 year old marine next to
him asked Martin if he would allow his platoon sergeant to use his call to
call his pregnant wife back home whom he had not been able to talk to in
three months. A stunned Savidge who was visibly moved by the request shook
his head and the young marine ran off to get the sergeant. Savidge
recovered after a few seconds and turned back to the three young marines
still sitting with him and asked which one of them would like to call home
first, the marine closest to him responded with out a moments hesitation "
Sir, if is all the same to you we would like to call the parents of a buddy
of ours, Lance Cpl Brian Buesing of Cedar Key, Florida who was killed on
3-23-03 near Nasiriya to see how they are doing". At that Martin Savidge
totally broke down and was unable to speak. All he could get out before
signing off was "where do they get young men like this"

Super Dave
04-02-03, 08:27 AM
The lump you cleared passed to me...Thanks for thr post. It's just another reason why the Marines are the finest fighting force the world has ever known. It's beacuse of young men like them.
Ohhh Rahhh

Semper Fi

04-02-03, 08:31 AM
Excellent fighters and excellent people ! I am very proud of them.

Semper Fi

04-02-03, 08:41 AM
Thank you for sharing this with us.....I saw it to.....Touching....

I am so proud to be a part of "The One True Brotherhood."



04-02-03, 11:13 AM
The media before just focus on the misfits but forgot men such as these.
Leadership comes from men such as these few.
The other day I was thinking the why of Iraqi Freedom.
Some say it Pax Americana but I tend to believe that the American military is saying "We will not be put in a position of blackmail.
As we were in Vietnam.
We had the means and the weapons but we had weak leadership.
That was more worried about the "war on poverty" than the war we were fighting in Vietnam.
LBJ was big in statue but weak in character.
Better fight this war than live in fear.
But as long as we have "These Few Good Men" we have nothing to fear.

Semper Fidelis

Sgt Sostand
04-02-03, 01:21 PM
Only From the Marines the best of the best

04-02-03, 03:50 PM
There is no absence of leadership, this just proves it.

04-02-03, 04:21 PM
My turn to pass the lump, and tears, off to the next Marine. We ALL feel it..because WE ARE BROTHERS.... everyone. I feel I have left something in that desert, and have never made the trip.

And those young men, and women, remind the world, that they came from AMERICA. Land of the Free, and home of the Brave.

Semper Fidelis.... always is FOREVER.


04-03-03, 01:16 AM
I'm proud of these Marines. Inspite of all the critics, they show themselves to be unselfish & Always Faithful.:marine:

04-03-03, 12:23 PM
At that Martin Savidge totally broke down and was unable to speak. All he could get out before signing off was "where do they get young men like this"

They come from all over Amercia and are forged into steel in the crucibles of MCRDPISC and MCRDSDCA. They enter as young Amercians and leave as Marines. Marines who are true to Duty, Honor, and Commitment. They continue the Brotherhood of the Corps.

As the Bard put it in Henry V :

This day is called the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

The Corps continues in good hands and they are the Marine Breed.