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DFlynt 05-11-2013 03:53 AM

An American Hero!
 
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This is what a HERO looks like.

In 2010, he threw himself on a grenade to save his buddy.

We don't just see Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter in this picture.

We see an example of why we have our freedom.

We see a MAN among men.

We see someone we wish we could thank in person.

We see another reminder of why we should appreciate those who serve & have served for our country.

SEMPER FI to all you Marines out there! A Big BRAVO ZULU to all you Air Force and Army. To my brother Navy and Coast Guard, keep 'em sailing!

trip286 05-11-2013 04:01 AM

Scars from combat are a badge of honor. What I see is a man I'd follow to hell and back.

shadecorp 05-11-2013 04:36 AM

I see a GREAT MAN.
GOD Bless YOU young man.

texaswoodworker 05-11-2013 05:11 AM

God bless him, the armed forces, and the country they all protect.

kfox75 05-11-2013 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 1243248)
Scars from combat are a badge of honor. What I see is a man I'd follow to hell and back.

Same. My father served in the Corps for over 20 years. I have a very deep respect for all who serve, and all who are willing to lay down their lives to protect the freedom and lives of others, but as a Marine's son, they hold the place of highest regard. If I ever had the chance to meet Lance Cpl Carpenter, it would be an honor to shake his hand, and say 5 simple words that have deep meaning to so many of the veterans I know.

"Thank you for your service."

Such a simple thing to say, but it's meaning is much deeper for some of us. This comes from someone who spent more than one sleepless night, praying for the safe return of a friend or family member who is\was serving their country abroad. We will wait until they all come home, and we will welcome them home when they do.

Given that this is a public forum, I say the following. thank you to all who are serving, and have served our country, and thank you to those who serve by staying behind and supporting those who are serving away from home. Until all of us are reunited, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe and come back to us. You are missed.

locutus 05-11-2013 02:32 PM

"Where do we find such men?"

gunnut07 05-11-2013 02:50 PM

I would much rather not see this. I am a firm believer in scorched earth warfare when dealing with muslims. That's just me.

SRK97 05-11-2013 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by gunnut07
I would much rather not see this. I am a firm believer in scorched earth warfare when dealing with muslims. That's just me.

Amen!!!!!!

303tom 05-11-2013 03:16 PM

I see a Marine, SEMPER FI......................

manta 05-11-2013 03:22 PM

Brave soldiers. Reminds me of a stories here present and past.
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A Royal Marine who threw himself onto an exploding grenade to save the lives of his patrol has been put forward for the UK's highest military honour.

Lance Corporal Matt Croucher, 24, a reservist from Birmingham, survived because his rucksack and body armour took the force of the blast.

He was part of a reconnaissance troop in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in February, when the incident happened.

The Ministry of Defence said he could be considered for the Victoria Cross.
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Willetts was killed in Springfield Road RUC station by the Provisional IRA. A man in his mid-twenties emerged from a car and threw a suitcase containing a blast bomb into the lobby of the station. Willetts thrust two children and two adults into a corner and stood above them as the 30 lbs of explosives detonated seriously injuring him. Seven RUC officers, two British soldiers and eighteen civilians were injured in the attack. Willetts was fatally injured by a chunk of metal from a locker which had struck him in the back of the head. As he was being removed by ambulance, he and the injured officers were jeered by local youths who screamed obscenities at them. Willetts died after two hours on the operating table at Royal Victoria Hospital.


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