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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's an honor

... just to have served with the likes of this Marine:

"The biggest thing to take from that day is what Marines can accomplish when they’re given the opportunity to fight," the sniper said. "A small group of Marines met a numerically superior force and embarrassed them in their own backyard. The insurgents told the townspeople [of Shewan, Afghanistan] that they were stronger than the Americans, and that day we showed them they were wrong."


"I didn’t realize how many bad guys there were until we had broken through the enemies’ lines and forced them to retreat. It was roughly 250 insurgents against 30 of us," the corporal said. "It was a good day for the Marine Corps. We killed a lot of bad guys, and none of our guys were seriously injured."

Michael Ledeen at NRO noted the story earlier today and highlights this quote from a reader:

"There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: the Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a secondhand opinion."
Gen. William Thornson, US Army

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