sgtgrunt0331:

ceebee23:

Washington, D.C. - Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, Medal of Honor recipient, recieved his Medal of Honor flag during a parade in his honor at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 20, 2014. Carpenter is the third Marine to recieve the Medal of Honor since the beginning of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dan Hosack/Released) 

Rah!!!! A True American hero and warrior!
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sgtgrunt0331:

ceebee23:

Washington, D.C. - Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, Medal of Honor recipient, recieved his Medal of Honor flag during a parade in his honor at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 20, 2014. Carpenter is the third Marine to recieve the Medal of Honor since the beginning of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dan Hosack/Released) 

Rah!!!! A True American hero and warrior!
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sgtgrunt0331:

ceebee23:

Washington, D.C. - Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, Medal of Honor recipient, recieved his Medal of Honor flag during a parade in his honor at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 20, 2014. Carpenter is the third Marine to recieve the Medal of Honor since the beginning of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dan Hosack/Released) 

Rah!!!! A True American hero and warrior!

gunnyriv:

Demand Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi Suffering with PTSD from Mexico Imprisonment

Sgt. Tahmooressi, living in a truck having just arrived in San Diego to seek VA assistance with PTSD supported by a Purple Heart veteran Marine; a 2 tour OEF meritoriously promoted Sergeant gets lost at the border and with one wrong turn ends up in the Mexico customs lane with no way to turn back. His truck piled high with possessions as he searched housing including his U.S. legally purchased firearms/ ammunition. Not intending to drive into Mexico he explains he is lost. Arrested since 4/1/2014, since incarceration his life has been threatened; sustained a neck wound requiring hospitalization and chained in a 4-point restraint, 26+days. The affect of this unjust incarceration on a decorated combat Marine is despairing. Tahmooressi supported by U.S. Consular Services yet low hope. Please help get our Brother / Hero home people.

Fuck People will repost a shot penny 26,000 times but they won’t repost to help out an American, U.S Marine, Decorated combat Vet.

please help!

feelingfroggyincorporated:

Navy Master - at Arms 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor died September 29, 2006 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. MA2 (SEAL) Monsoor  25, of Garden Grove, Calif.; assigned to a command on the West Coast; killed Sept. 29 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ramadi, Iraq.

U.S. Navy, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monsoor has been awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for diving onto a grenade to save his teammates in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Sept. 29, 2006. Monsoor also received the Silver Star for his actions in May during the same deployment in 2006 when he exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to rescue and treat an injured teammate.

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During the funeral, as the coffin was moving from the hearse to the grave site, Navy SEALs were lined up forming a column of twos on both sides of the pallbearers route, with the coffin moving up the center. As the coffin passed each SEAL, they slapped down the gold Trident each had removed from his own uniform and deeply embedded it into the wooden coffin. For nearly 30 minutes the slaps were audible from across the cemetery as nearly every SEAL on the West Coast repeated the act.

The display moved many attending the funeral, including President Bush, who spoke about the incident later during a speech stating: “The procession went on nearly half an hour, and when it was all over, the simple wooden coffin had become a gold-plated memorial to a hero who will never be forgotten.”

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His Medal of Honor Citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Automatic Weapons Gunner for Naval Special Warfare Task Group Arabian Peninsula, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on 29 September 2006. As a member of a combined SEAL and Iraqi Army sniper overwatch element, tasked with providing early warning and stand-off protection from a rooftop in an insurgent-held sector of Ar Ramadi, Iraq, Petty Officer Monsoor distinguished himself by his exceptional bravery in the face of grave danger. In the early morning, insurgents prepared to execute a coordinated attack by reconnoitering the area around the element’s position. Element snipers thwarted the enemy’s initial attempt by eliminating two insurgents. The enemy continued to assault the element, engaging them with a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. As enemy activity increased, Petty Officer Monsoor took position with his machine gun between two teammates on an outcropping of the roof. While the SEALs vigilantly watched for enemy activity, an insurgent threw a hand grenade from an unseen location, which bounced off Petty Officer Monsoor’s chest and landed in front of him. Although only he could have escaped the blast, Petty Officer Monsoor chose instead to protect his teammates. Instantly and without regard for his own safety, he threw himself onto the grenade to absorb the force of the explosion with his body, saving the lives of his two teammates. By his undaunted courage, fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of certain death, Petty Officer Monsoor gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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President George W. Bush Presents the Medal of Honor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjTg57SgmnU

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For More Info on MA2 (SEAL) Michael Monsoor:

http://www.navy.mil/moh/monsoor/

http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=156

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_A._Monsoor

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Youtube:

Michael Monsoor Memorial Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfK2BQCIIes

Gary Sinise Narrates Michael Monsoor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEzAfUCiHw8

Tribute Video of Michael A Monsoor’s life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am2nZ0ju4Gs

Tribute Video of Michael A Monsoor While Deployed overseas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDVbOH0BmdU

Sara Monsoor talks about her brother Michael Monsoor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOMhNiow4tg

Lt.CMDR Seth Stone & Sara Monsoor interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqgCssLobl0

Michael Monsoor Tribute Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrwDQ7Nua7w

What MA2 (SEAL) Monsoor was:

http://www.sealswcc.com/

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MA2 (SEAL) Monsoor’s SEAL TEAM firefight while on patrol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Je_XYkSu4w

MA2 Monsoor’s SEAL Platoon working with Marines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFwVxmJkp54

MA2 (SEAL) Monsoor’s SEAL TEAM 3 Task force in Iraq

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofn2Htg9FE

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Foundations:

http://www.navysealfoundation.org/

http://www.sealnswff.org/

https://www.seallegacy.org/

http://www.specialops.org/

https://www.navysealmuseum.org/

lonesurvivorfilm:

Look for Lone Survivor May 20 Digital HD, June 3 on Blu-ray & DVD

Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish. 

Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor,” whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits. Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.

Lone Survivor is written and directed by Peter Berg, who again crafts a striking portrait of the unbreakable bonds between men that he first explored in Friday Night Lights.

http://www.lonesurvivorfilm.com/

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