Be Grateful You’re an American!
Chuck Norris recieves “Honorary Marine” designation. The story on WorldNetDaily has lots of info on the honorarium, and on the phenomenon of “Chuck Norris”isms that can be found on almost any grafitti laced surface in Iraq.
The best info and insight on this legendary hero comes from a military forum. Here are a few highlights:
A story on April 13, 2007 by Lcpl Geoffrey P. Ingersoll, tells of a not too bright thief who decided to it was a good day to die (or come as close as possible!)
Having run out of a store with armloads of shoe boxes and ladies purses, the would be robber had to throw his ill-gotten goods in the path of a store employee who had given chase. Then the boys in Green heard the commotion:
â€œI was just standing in the parking lot with my friend when I heard somebody yell,â€ said Cpl. Chaz A. Prothro, machine gunner, Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and a witness to the event.
Prothro and his friend headed toward the ruckus and saw a man running away from MCX employees.
Prothroâ€™s friend reached the thief first, but couldnâ€™t get good grasp on him. Prothro just lowered his shoulder and went in for the kill.
â€œIt was a little bit of a fight, so I just hit him and drove my legs, until he was on the ground,â€ Prothro said. â€œThen when I looked up, I saw a wall of green coming toward us.â€
That wall of green was a group of other Marines closing in to help subdue the alleged criminal. Prothro described the man as young, muscular and willing to fight.
â€œHe uppercutted a gunny during the struggle,â€ Prothro said. â€œThen we really put the pressure on him.â€
The military police with the Provost Martialâ€™s Office arrived on the scene a few minutes later to apprehend the man. Even around civilian shopping areas thereâ€™s a hero factor, thereâ€™s going to be people who are willing to step it up if something like that happens, Prothro said. On a Marine base, multiply that by 200-percent, he added.
The Marines offered the thief one bit of advice before turning him over to police.
â€œYouâ€™re in the wrong place to be doing this type of stupid stuff,â€ Prothro said.
Ouch! You can say that again!
Click the pic to go to the story of how the SSG won and who this lovely lady on his arm might be.
VAJoe.com representative Lane Barnholtz has my great thanks as well for sending me a box full of VAJoe T-shirts to take to Walter Reed. As soon as the box was opened in the lobby of the Malogne House, the shirts were gone! All snapped up by guys and gals who love to wear any civilian cloths with a military message.
Thanks Lane, and thanks VAJoe for all the info and support on your site!
ITS THE GRUNTS,THE GROUND POUNDERS THAT ARE THE BACK BONE OF OUR MILITARY.THE REST ARE GREAT SUPPORT . MY HATS OFF TO OUR MARINE PILOTS, THEY COULD DROP A BOMB AND KNOCK A PIMPLE OFF OF A GNATS ASS. THEY WERE THAT GOOD. OUR HUEY PILOTS WERE ALSO THE GOODS, THOSE GUYS DIDN’T F%#*K AROUND.THEY DROPPED ROCKETS AND EMPTIED THOSE 50 CALS BEFORE YOU SAW OR HEARD THEM.LETS NOT FORGET OUR COOKS THAT WOULD COME OUT AND SET UP A FIELD MESS FOR A SELDOM HOT MEAL.BUT MOST OF ALL MY BIGGEST HEROES WERE THE NAVY CORPS MEN.IMAGINE GOING ACROSS BACK AND FOURTH THE BATTLE AREA TO TEND THE WOUNDED, MANY OF THOSE MEN EARNED THE SILVER STAR OR NAVY CROSS, THE NEXT HIGHEST TO THE M.O.H..
I SALUTE ALL MY TROOPS.
THE REVEREND BIG BRO JIM I SAID THAT
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Tribes. "I am not a wolf. I have never harmed a person in my life. But I am not a sheep, either. I know these forces are out there, and wishing it were not so will not only not make them go away – it will rob me of my chance to kick their ass when they show up."
— Bill Whittle
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