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He who controls the seas, controls the world.
All great civilizations understood this
and built their societies around seafaring culture,
whether it was militarily,
 for exploration or for trade.
 

Hail to those brave souls
Carrying our colors at sea
So that the man on the ground
May have one more night of peace

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American Soldier

American Soldiers

American Soldiers

American Declaration of Independence

On July 4th, 1776, a small group of men had the foresight to openly break from, at that time, the largest empire on earth. The document they all signed has come to be commonly known as the American Declaration of Independence.

But let us not forget that this document was a declaration of war. Thousands of young Americans would have to fight and sacrifice for this independence… and in every subsequent conflict where American liberty and interests were at stake.

The freedom of press, the right to assemble, and to free speech are wonderful things protected in the Bill of Rights, but they’re nothing without the brave men and women who are willing to give all to defend it. That is what our society has struggled to understand in recent years. The disconnect between those in military service and the civilian population is staggering. People increasingly enjoy a blanket of freedom provided by those in a sacrificial lifestyle.

Charles M. Province said it best:

It is the Soldier, not the minister, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to protest. It is the Soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the Soldier, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote. It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

That is what we must remember: That the things we enjoy on a daily basis are paid for in blood, not chatter.

Murphy was a Grunt

gruntshirt-1How do we know that Murphy was a grunt? It’s easy:

1. Friendly fire – isn’t.

2. You are not Superman; Rangers, Marines and pilots take note.

3. A sucking chest wound is nature’s way of telling you to slow down.

4. If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.

5. Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.

6. If your attack is going really well, it’s an ambush.

7. The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions: 1) When they’re ready. 2) When you’re not.

8. No plan ever survives initial contact.

9. The easy way is always mined.

10. Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy other people to shoot at.

11. No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.

12. Anything you do can get you killed, including nothing.

13. Tracers work both ways.

14. Professional soldiers are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.

15. When in doubt, empty your magazine.

16. If you are short of anything but the enemy, you’re in combat.

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Holiday for Heroes and last Christmas Cards

Remember our troops and don’t forget Dec. 6th is the last date for sending a soldier a Christmas card.  If you need the address again let me know…Holiday for Heroes /  PO Box 5456  /  Capital Heights , MD 20791-5456.

not everyone

4 years as a pow! Bring Bowe Home! bringhomebowe.com

“Friends describe [Bowe Bergdahl] as quiet, thoughtful, well-read and athletic, a free spirit who thought nothing of riding his bicycle back and forth the dozen miles between Hailey and Ketchum.”

…or putting it all on the line for America.

bringhomebowe.com <- GO THERE!  Do what you can.  NO ONE LEFT BEHIND!

In service,
-jbarry