It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.

Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.

General George S. Patton


May we be worthy of their sacrifice.

     “If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.

     Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own.

     And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.”

Major Michael Davis O’Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam

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By LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

Former USMC infantryman, proud father of a current USMC infantryman and two Princesses who know what that means. Currently an NRA law enforcement firearms instructor, radar instructor, CPR instructor, a few others but you get the point. Catholic, conservative, heterosexual, gun owner, anything I can do to piss off liberals.

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LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts
May 27, 2013 09:47

That WE are the few, and maybe the last who hold dear what they defended to their ends is foremost in my thoughts every day until we take Our Freedom back from the ignorant, indolent, incompetent, infantile mob, or get crushed under the police powers wielded by the self serving totalitarian despots who live only to possess that power. That… Read more »

LC Draco
May 27, 2013 11:05

For us and those like us…..damn few.

And those outside will never understand, and those inside…well, we can hardly explain it.

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
May 27, 2013 13:02

According to a survey of George Washington University professors, some 30 percent generally endorse the eventual addition of President Barack Obama’s face to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The survey, conducted and reported by The College Fix, is hampered by an extremely limited sample size. Nonetheless, the results are fascinating. Of the 10 history and political science profs queried, three… Read more »

May 27, 2013 15:35

LC Draco @ #:2
I am one of the outsiders, female of an “era” where women rarely went to war – but many of us know the legacy, the spirit, that MUST be passed along.
Daniel Greenfield –

And THANK YOU for your service to our country.

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
May 27, 2013 17:43

LC Gladiator @ #: Of the 10 history and political science profs queried, three suggested that Obama may eventually be added to the huge sculpture of four enormous presidential heads carved into the granite face of a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. That’s probably a given, considering how outsized a role race plays in modern America. Hell,… Read more »

LC Mike in Chi
LC Mike in Chi
May 28, 2013 11:40

At my age I’ve known dozens of Vets I memorialize who came home and did something with their lives and have passed on. I have lost comrades in arms and it humbles me that I too took that risk and could have easily been included in that number. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. LC Gladiator says: Professor Paul… Read more »

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
May 28, 2013 22:09

LC Gladiator @ #: LC Mike in Chi @ #: Professor Wahl-fucking-bek may have his ideas, however Mount Rushmore is located in Yet-Independent South Dakota. And he will have his hands full trying to achieve his plan. SoDak has a tradition of the highest per capita rate of military service in the nation. Lay in some extra popcorn for the… Read more »