Friday, September 10, 2010


Force Recon style.

They finally cut one last hole, and called in with our loudspeaker that it was safe, the Marines had control of their ship, and to please come out.  The ship’s captain peered hesitatingly from behind a steel bulkhead, still unwilling to come forward.  Sgt Chesmore ripped an American flag patch from his shooter’s kit and held into the room as a final identification.  The captain broke into a huge smile and immediately called his crew from their hiding places.  They ran forward, unlocked the final barricaded door in their “citadel” and were escorted topside.  Excited.  Exhausted.  And happy to have their ship back.

Sometimes, it feels pretty god-damned good to be an American.

Thank you, Captain Martin, 1st Lieutenant Williams, Staff Sergeants Hatrick, Homestead, Holm, Sergeant Chesmore, and the rest of the team.
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