Another HERO down - I pray for Him and the family
If ZERO did his job properly -
We wouldn't be in this mess!
they are giving their lives for that???:
" Democratic Party to position Attorney General Eric Holder to run for president 2016"
Beyond my comprehension :(
And why are we shocked? They have to keep communists of the same race running in order to bring about Sharia law and destroy this country. Hitlary should spill in her testimony before Congress and name all names.
As a father who has a young man who is a Ranger on his sixth tour in Afgs, I am very sad to hear this type of news. No matter the role of any service man or woman anytime one is injured or killed it pains me deeply.
They hate us and we need to get OUT of that country and handle it from the air....No more boots on the ground in that Hell Hole.
Yet another American Hero now looks into the face of Almighty God. My heart is heavy at his ultimate sacrifice.
A man does not become a member of the Seals, or the Green Berets, or Delta because it is easy duty. It most certainly is not! He knows that he is the point of the spear! He knows that the hardest tasks are his to perform. He knows that every single deployment can end with his death. It takes a very special man to seek out a job like this. He knows exactly what he is getting into long before he ever deploys.
One of my 'kids', a Delta has returned home safe and sound. Another is heading off to war.
Here, on this very site, we have young men who are on the nations business, or are soon to be deployed.
There is a young warrior here who is in my daily prayers. You know his avatar. To him I say, Ases made it home safe and sound. YOU do the same!
For those of you who wonder WHY such excellent young men risk their lives to bring home an errant doctor or foolish hikers, it is part of what they do! When you are the "point of the spear", there WILL be blood shed, preferably the enemies; but sometimes, that of our own sons and daughters.
I don't blame you for questioning WHY, but never forget to HONOR such noble young men! THEY are the reason we have the freedom to bitch and moan about, why they do what they do.
Thank you, VG - this was beautifully said.
And I am so glad that Ases made it back home!
Tell him that there are many who know about him thanks to you, and have been praying for him and his fellow heroes.
Roger that Mum!
How have you been? Any more follow ups since your surgery? Prayers and best wishes, Milady! VG
Thanks, dear VG - and the same back to you, I hope you're coming on in leaps and bounds.
I'm a bit wonky right now, picked up the "Winter Vomiting Bug", and while the doctors tell us not to come and see them because it is very infectious but 'self-limiting', i.e. it'll be over in three days or so, I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself today. Still, it'll only get better ... especially because you told us that Ases has come back. Even if one only knows about a person through these posts, one can't help but feel involved. It will be an wonderful Christmas for all of you!
Mr Obama too busy awarding the MEDAL of FREEDOM to Jerry Sandusky to notice
Perhaps Obama will send another form letter to the family?
Who gives a flip hat Obama says? He is unworthy to even speak their name (SEAL Team 6). Especially after he turned his back on other SEALs and Americans in Benghazi.
God bless our SEALS and Americans who unselfishly and constantly put their lives on the line for us.
No job in the military is more important than defending the lives of fellow Americans. When jerks like Obama wonder why we need a large and strong military, they should just look at examples like this one, and the brave people who make it work.
I don't know about everybody else but I'm getting a little tired of hearing about brave Americans being sent into countries that hate our guts, to 'rescue' American civilians. I don't care what they are doing there. Like those kids hiking on the border between Iraq and Iran. What? Hiking on the border between California and Oregon isn't good enough for them?
My friend, I feel the same way. There is too much of a coincidence that 2 are released 11 hours prior. This feels like a staged kidnapping to me. I only hope that the death of the Navy Seal was not a message Barky Boy was sending to the military to stop opposing his treason.
One of the "students" lives in MN and I got sick of the pleas, the moms garbed up in burkas. You don't accidentally enter Iran. And these "civilians" intentionally entered this terrorist country at their own peril.
I've always wondered about that incident. Where did these 'kids' come up with passports to Iraq? How did they get there? Who paid for it? You know, stuff like that.
Saving missionaries is nothing new for our military, we sent a Sub to the Philippines shortly after the beginning of WW2 to rescue missionaries there but there's a difference. The Philippines was a Christian country at the time and the missionaries would have been most certainly been killed by Japanese.
Are you serious? If by some strange quirk of fate it was YOUR a$$ on the line or that of a family member and YOU or them needed rescue, are you saying that it would be just fine with you if they left you to your fate?
I doubt that I (or any of my family) would be likely to be found in an Islamic country as a civilian. My country sent me to South Viet Nam and I wasn't there to 'rescue' civilians. ;-) ;-)
"Hell, I still don't know why we were there either! VG"
Neither do I 'Brother', neither do I. Yes, I know exactly what you were doing :-) ;-)
I was on a 'Slick', the AC-130A models didn't come in until just when I was leaving in Jan 67. Our job was Beans & Bullets in one direction, Body Bags in the other (among other things). Every once in a while we might hav a live VC on board but I didn't have any 'need to know' why.
And Welcome Home to you as well!
Back in the day I was a part of a retriveal team. We retrived theirs, and ours, if you get my drift. The Navy does much more then just operate ships.
Depending when you served there, we may even have met. It is quite possible my team and I brought you a high value prisioner or two that we found when they got 'lost' in the jungles, depending on if you were a gunship or airtrans. I met some mighty fine guys from both. That was quite a long lifetime ago.
I understand your contention and the distinction you draw. Mine is that we have done such 'rescue' work since the founding of our nation.
I question why ANYONE, military or civilian, would be wandering around in an islamic country, especially 'civilians'. Frankly, there are areas that would be best suited for peace if they were glass surfaced.
But if one needs rescuing, do we turn our backs on them because they made a foolish decision, my brother in arms? We were in a land that hated us every bit as much as the muslims do. Hell, I still don't know why we were there either! VG
First, "Welcome Home Brother". Second, we were at war. I wish I could tell you some of the 'stunts' my outfit pulled with our C-130's.
The only distinction I'm making here is that this is an Islamic country and I'm having a little difficulty understanding the 'mission' of this missionary IF we actually know what his mission was, in the first place. ;-)
The same country that sent you there, sent me there as well. I get it.
Are you saying that your unit never pulled a CIA spook out of harms way?
Or any of the volunteer doctors and nurses who worked throughout the theatre? Never protected a village from being destroyed by the Cong or NVA troops?
The issue isn't whether it is an 'islamic nation', but whether or not our warriors should be 'rescueing' our own citizens, something that they have done, and continue to do, since the founding of this nation.
I had the exact same reaction to the hikers. Although we didn't rescue them, we were negotiating for their release. Seriously? Why were we even wasting our resources on them? Although on its face, the Doctor was on a humanitarian mission, I don't think we should be risking our men to save people that travel to places like Afghanistan on their own volition. If a private citizen wants to risk their own life, that's their business, but don't expect an extraction unit if you get taken hostage.
Everything was mailed to the Museum on Friday. It might take 4-5 days to arrive! Thank you for the follow up :)
Speaking of funds, I just spoke with Laurie at the museum and as soon as you send back the paperwork faxed to you (you got the fax, right?), they will get busy getting the plaque made. They have another one that needs to be made right now. Be sure that your e-mail address is on the form, in the place for it.
Obviously, it's unwise to post personal information on forms like this. When it's done, I will take 2 pictures, one of the donation board and a close-up of your plaque and e-mail them to you. They 'think' that they can get 3 names on a plaque but that remains to be seen yet. I stressed once again, that this needs to be done in a timely manner.
Forrest Gump said that "stupid is as stupid does!"
Ron White, a comedian, famously said," you can't fix stupid!"
Personal experence has taught me that everyone does something stupid at least once in their lives, and some of those stupid things require rescue!
As for me, I'm glad that there are brave men always ready to stand in harms way for their fellow man. VG
Excellent points VG. Where on earth would it end domestically or abroad if we stopped those assigned the responsibility to do so (and which in this insatnce is self selected) from rescuing people from stupidity? How would we define stupidity?
Then we will have to disagree on this one. Maybe we shouldn't have to ask them to rescue idiots, but you know they will. They have done so since the beginning of our nation.
It's the fact that I have so much respect for people that are willing to put their lives on the line for others that I don't think they should be asked to do so for someone who knowingly put themselves in an incredibly dangerous situation on purpose.
We'll have to agree to disagree on this one but I couldn't disagree with you more.
Then it is a very good thing that our special forces have a different point of view.
No, it is not their primary responsibility to rescue anyone. Theirs is a mission to destroy. However, since the very beginnings of our Armed Forces, rescues at sea and on land has been a part of the overall mission.
As far as "rescuers" putting their lives on the line, it is what they do every single day, from the firefighter pulling you out of a burning building or auto, to the rescue swimmer being lowered from a Coast Guard chopper to save someone from the sea, to the policeman who bursts through the door to save a hostage, to Seals saving the life of some foolish doctor.
The very word 'rescuer' implies an inherent danger does it not? Someone is in peril.
I'm not sure I understand, do you think that it's part of our servicemen's job description to rescue every private citizen that puts themselves in dangerous situations?
about time to allow all liberal mindsets to hike those borders at their own risk. would be an eye opening experience for them I hope
Exactly my point. It's our understanding, this guy is 'a missionary'. For all we know, he could have been working for the CIA, it wouldn't be the first time. I'm not a religious person, I haven't been in 'a church' in half a century but when it comes to these 'missionaries', I mean, what's up? There aren't enough 'souls to save', in say San Francisco for instance? You have to go to a country where the national religion is pre-disposed to wiping you off the map, in the first place?
Good point... Also, I guess he was trying to save people who still had souls to save. pelosi is so lost that if she walked into a church, all the statues would faint!
I could be well of base here, but I think they (some of them) like to go to "trendy" places to save people. Among libtards saving people in Afghan is much cooler than San-Fran. I pray for the soldiers that have to risk and sometimes lose lives because of these idiots.