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post #1 of 15 Old 01-07-2005, 4:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Story of a Marine you're unlikely to hear

Too bad the mainstream media didn't pick up on this one...

http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=6062
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Re: Story of a Marine you're unlikely to hear

Actually, I saw a story on TV about this back closer to the time that it happened.

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Wow. Truly amazing. How many "Americans" have the Bill of Rights or the Constitution on their wall? A true patriot.

Here's another one I found while looking at snopes a while back:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/chontosh.asp




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Wow. Those are two outstanding examples of the type of heroes that serve our country every day.

Thank you!
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Re: Story of a Marine you're unlikely to hear

...no ****, I haven't heard of this until now








...article written by Oliver North
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Re: Story of a Marine you're unlikely to hear

That is all I can say about this.


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Thank you Sgt. Peralta

E-mail that link to the local news stations, let's get this guy some attention.
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Re: Story of a Marine you're unlikely to hear

Those are both falsehoods only meant to coverup the secret operation going on that is tranferring all of Iraq's oil into the super-duper top secret oil tanks owned by Bush, as well as the mass murdering of Iraqis being committed by the U.S., all under direct command of Bush.
We all know that the military is completely made up of high school dropout crack dealers from Compton. The greatest geopolitical mind on the planet told us so.
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Semper Fi Sgt. Peralta RIP


Not only can Rafael's family be proud of him, but his fellow Marines are alive because of him. As Sgt. Rafael Peralta lay near death on the floor of a Fallujah terrorist hideout, he spotted the yellow grenade that had rolled next to his near-lifeless body. Once detonated, it would take out the rest of Peralta's squad. To save his fellow Marines, Peralta reached out, grabbed the grenade, and tucked it under his abdomen where it exploded.

"Most of the Marines in the house were in the immediate area of the grenade," Cpl. Kaemmerer said. "We will never forget the second chance at life that Sgt. Peralta gave us."

Unfortunately, unlike Pablo Paredes, Sgt. Rafael Peralta will get little media coverage. He is unlikely to have books written about him or movies made about his extraordinarily selfless sacrifice. But he is likely to receive the Medal of Honor. And that Medal of Honor is likely to be displayed next to the only items that hung on his bedroom wall - the Constitution, Bill of Rights and his Boot Camp graduation certificate.

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Yes, I read of Sgt Peralta at the time too. SEMPER FI Sgt. He was someone who truly loved and believed in his adopted country, as well as being a Marine. He was (and still is) a true Hero.

I hope Paredes ass is in the brig for desertion and disobeying an order. Perhaps they can even find a case for treason?

Regardless of what the news force feeds us, I have to believe the public is for the most part truly supportive of what our troops are doing. Unlike the slap-in-the-face reception our Vietnam Vets got, I get the feeling that most people appreciate what our guys and gals are doing.

Case in point...I have a story to tell about a Marine that happened right after Christmas this year. The Marine was travelling to report to duty at Jacksonville, NC, but as we all know the weather was bad and Comair and USAir had problems with computers, lost baggage and an unacknowledged "sick out", so there was plenty of time to waste at the airport.

A gentleman with two young kids, oh between the ages of 5 - 10 came over to talk with the Marine and wish Happy Holidays. The kids had made a special Holiday greeting card and wanted to give it to the Marine. There was an elderly couple also waiting for their flight nearby who were tickled with these cute kids wanting to give this soldier a card. As they did, the father said "We really appreciate your service to our country." As the kids and father left, the Marine went over to the elderly couple to show them this handmade card which really meant a lot, but as they inspected the card more carefully, they noted it was taped shut. That's odd, thought the Marine, but being resourceful, it was soon opened to reveal a crisp, new $100 bill.

Of course, the kids and father were long gone by that time, so nothing more could be done to find out who, what, where...
I think we know the why. I also can vouch for the veracity of this story, because that Marine is my daughter.

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So glad to hear of the respect and appreciation rightfully being shown your courageous and patriotic daughter, Maxib. Please tell her thanks again from me! And thanks for sharing the story.
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Same back atcha and to your son, bwhip!

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Thank You both BWIP and MAXIB for your's and your families sacrifices for this nation. Tell your sons and daughters, they are appreciated.
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Re: Story of a Marine you're unlikely to hear

Chain, thanks for finding that article. If you hadn't, I'm sure I never would have seen it. You can bet your @ss I'll be sending that to my entire squadron as soon as I can confirm the story. Sgt. Peralta has my respect and I will do what I can to make sure those I serve with feel the same. What a true hero, I can only hope I would do the same.

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