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Even though we don't need a reminder of the worst terrorist attack on our country in history, today is still a somber remembrance of watching the World Trade Center towers crumbling down into the streets. I cannot remember what I did a week ago, but I could tell you exactly what I was doing 11 years ago. I was home sick from school, and walked into the living room to hear my mother say that a plane lost control and struck a tower in New York. I was sitting on my couch under a blanket with a thermometer in my mouth when the second plane struck. I couldn't comprehend what was going on in the world at that time, but I knew that one day I would doing something about that situation. I joined the Army not to collect a paycheck, or to drain the governments benefits, but to fight the disgusting individuals that had cause my country pain and anguish that will last a lifetime. I hope that each of you will take the time and remember what you were doing that day, and what that day means to each and every one of you.
 
R.I.P SPC James Lee Adair KIA 29JUN07 Baghdad, Iraq
R.I.P SPC Camy Florexil 24JUL07 Baghdad, Iraq
 
http://christophermonterasupport.com/  This is another close friend of mine that was on my first deployment to Iraq that was wounded here on his 4th deployment. I'm not asking you to donate to his cause, but I would like for you to read his story.
 
GOD BLESS AMERICA.
 
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I admire that man's spirit and will see what I can do. Thanks, Mike and anyone else in uniform, for your service.
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I just watched a film showing how our troops in Afghanistan are stationed at remote little outposts in Afghan valleys where they have mortars, but no arty support or any hope of rapid reinforcement. They were operating under daily fire from the surrounding hills.
Every now and then, some (remote) commander would get a wild hair and order 'em out on sweeps through the valley, where they inevitably walked straight into ambushes, as their movements are easily tracked by opposing forces.
Although there was a dedicated marksman on site, most soldiers peered back at their tormenters through red dot sights mounted on M4s... hardly an ideal combo in such circumstances.

Our troops were having some successful effect, in spite of it all.
But, having largely pacified an area of the valley within their control, NATO forces then pulled out and abandoned the valley to the Taliban.
What a mess.

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Last year, my 11B cousin was gearing up for his 4th combat tour to Afghanistan, but being short and up for re- enlistment, he saw the writing on the wall and left the Army, instead.
I could not have been prouder of him or more pleased with his decision- enough's enough, especially when it's just a political game at this point.

My cousin now has a great job, got married and has a young one on the way.
He is my hero.

POTUS has already announced just which date we plan to leave Afghanistan- an announcement I just could not understand, but which is completely believable in light of the decisions our civilians in control of the military have made in past.
AFAICS, Obama gave away the whole thing, with his announcement of future withdrawal date.

What's the point of our being there, now?
Hey POTUS- you aren't in it to win it, so GET THE F*** OUT!

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