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Viking6
February 10, 2003, 01:03 PM
You gotta love this!!!>

This is a story told by GEN Tommy R. Franks, who commands Central
> Command:
>
> "I ended a recent operations briefing for a lot of our folks over there
> (in Afghanistan) by discussing some of their morale issues. I related
> to them about a recent meeting and tour I had with the American
> ambassador when we went around inspecting all of our Marines deployed
> into their fighting positions. "I reminded all of the assembled
> officers that Marines live in holes and don't have a house to live in
> like 'heavy forces.' No tank or lots of tents to sleep in. They carry
> their 'house' on their back and they live in fighting holes. Although
> the Marines had just lost a buddy (in a Humvee accident), their spirit
> was 'uplifting'. "A question posed by the ambassador to a Marine drove
> this point home. The ambassador asked a young Marine private sitting in
> his hole, 'how is it here in the hole?' The private answered, 'Kind of
> like the beach without water.' The ambassador then asked, 'If you could
> get something, what would you like to have?' "I related to all of our
> folks assembled there in front of me that most of us would have
> answered, 'a hot meal', 'a cot', 'a shower,' but this Marine private
> said, 'I could use some more ammunition.'
>
>

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KMKeller
February 10, 2003, 01:32 PM
Semper Fi little brother.

Ebbtide
February 10, 2003, 01:39 PM
Nice one.

Do you have a link to that story?

I would like to pass it around, but not sure if its true.

VaughnT
February 10, 2003, 01:45 PM
That's a Devil Dog for ya! Gotta be proud of groundpounders like that.:)

Viking6
February 10, 2003, 01:53 PM
ehenz, sorry, I received it as an e-mail so I can't attest to its authenticity. But if nothing else, it's a fine parable. I'm waiting for someone to blaze away at the Marines for not issuing enough ammo. Not the point!!!!

MitchSchaft
February 10, 2003, 03:14 PM
For a general patrol, they only give you 3 mags.

wingnutx
February 10, 2003, 03:32 PM
Heh, that rocks. I like Jarheads.

Leatherneck
February 10, 2003, 04:37 PM
:D :D :D

Peetmoss
February 10, 2003, 07:53 PM
I sure hope Gen. Franks honored that young Leathernecks request.

perry
February 10, 2003, 08:03 PM
Semper fi Marine!

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