Story of SgtMaj Kasal in Fallujah 2004. His story epitomises what it is to be a Marine, or a service member. I believe I met him at physical therapy in Pendleton, not sure. He deserves the Medal of Honor, more men do, but do to current politics you have to die. Stories like these make me proud to have served the red white and blue. I get choked up reading and watching these accounts of heroicism. If every American, all 300 million, acted like this, there would be nothing this country could not do. We are the greatest county, but if everyone had that kind of honor, America's podium would tower over all others combined.
"The Marines I have seen around the world have, the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps." Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945
Uncommon valor was a common virtue. Thank you Sargent.
__________________ If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. ― Samuel Adams