Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bush to Honor Fallen Marine


It's a sad fact but unfortunately true in most cases, winning the Medal of Honor usually means losing your life. Of course there are many examples when this isn't the case but this isn't one of them.

Two years ago a young Marine fell on a hand grenade in Iraq, giving his life to save his comrades. Now he is in line to be recognized as only the second Medal of Honor winner from the war. President Bush on Thursday was to posthumously award the medal, the nation's highest military decoration, to Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham of Scio, N.Y. His parents were to accept the award in a ceremony in the ornate East Room of the White House.

In April 2004, Dunham, a 22-year-old corporal, received a report that a Marine convoy had been ambushed, according to a Marine Corps account. Dunham led his men to the site near Husaybah, halting a convoy of departing cars. An insurgent in one of the vehicles grabbed him by the throat when he went to search the car and the two fought. A grenade was dropped, and Dunham covered the explosive with his Kevlar helmet, which along with his chest plate absorbed some of the blast.


How many of us are willing to put our lives in severe jeopardy to save those of our brothers? This man did so without hesitation. There are countless Marines, Soldiers and Sailors who are just as willing but let's hope they are not ever forced to do so. What other country has produced the heroes this country has?
You might not like the war, you might not like George Bush, you might not like a lot of things but ANYONE who doesn't appreciate the sacrifice this man made for his comrades, his brothers in arms, needs to reevaluate their thought process.



SIDE NOTE 1



Kaufman on Fox


AAH CHAIR KAUFMAN ON FOX'S
'YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO' TODAY
CALLING ON U.S. GOVT. TO SHUT DOWN CAIR

(Coral Springs, FL) Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate and founder of CAIR Watch, will be appearing, today, on Fox News' 'Your World with Neil Cavuto.' Kaufman will be calling on the United States government to place the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on the U.S. State Department's list of terrorist organizations.

Show will be airing 4:00 PM Eastern time.

SIDE NOTE 2

Once again my kidneys and urinary problems have reemerged. It might take a little longer than usual to make my rounds but eventually I will get there.
The reason I make the rounds is because of how much I enjoy reading from like-minded and the occasional dissident voice in our community.

10 Comments:

At 9:35 AM, Blogger nanc said...

just get better!

 
At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep an eye on your health. The paperwork that accompanies health maladies is a bear

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

Hi AC. I'm sorry to hear you are having any health problems whatsoever. You will be added to my prayers for your fully recovered health.

May God bless Corporal Dunham and his survivors. He is indeed a hero, and anyone who doesn't appreciate him needs more than their thought process re-evaluated, they need brain surgery!

Thanks also for the info regarding Kaufman's suggestion. I will be watching it. CAIR needs to be on that list. It's about time we get serious about this bs!

Blessings.

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Thanks for the kind thoughts.
lol beak..I thought you would handle the paperwork.
Actually with the VA, there isn't much paperwork involved. At least not for me.

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger Urban_Infidel said...

Get better soon, AC!

God Bless our Armed Services.

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Get better, AC!

Greater love hath no man... This Marine is well-deserving of the CMH.

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

First of all AC..feel better bro!..and secondly"
ANYONE who doesn't appreciate the sacrifice this man made for his comrades, his brothers in arms, needs to reevaluate their thought process.
thats if they have a thought process!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Angel- If they don't appreciate him, their thought processes are seriously twisted!
AC-Get better man, that is bad nonsense to deal with!

tmw

 
At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well soon, AC. the best advice I have to offer is cranberry juice, which helps a lot of kidney ailments.

I had a real close call with my kidneys. I was diagnosed with diabetes and it made me change my lifestyle and eating habits.

 
At 7:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

get better buddy. I'll add you to our prayer list

 

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