Thursday, April 01, 2010

Next Time You Think Your Life Is Full Of Hardships...
Helmet tip to FAB

Photos of your United States Marine Corps via Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder.

Remember, most of these Marines were still in the 5th-6th Grade when 9/11 happened. Every single one of these hard chargers are volunteers.

I'm still in total awe of these old young men.

U.S. Marines sleep in fighting holes near Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


Hailstones fill a U.S. Marine cot after a storm at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


A row of toilets are lined up inside a temporary landing strip near Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


U.S. Marines lay down to rest after a firefight on the outskirts of Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


A tattoo covers the back of a U.S. Marine in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


A U.S. Marine wakes up in the morning after sleeping with his platoon in a mud walled compound in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


A urinal, built by U.S. Marines for them to use while they stay inside an Afghan farm compound, is constructed in the corner of the yard in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


U.S. Marines warm themselves around a burning trash pile in the early morning in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


Sleep well, America. The sheepdogs are in the fields killing the wolves.

2 Comments:

Blogger Anita Moore said...

May Fr. Vincent Capodanno and Fr. William J. Doyle, S.J., intercede for them. (And may their causes for sainthood steam forward!)

4:06 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

And St. Michael in your super-human excellence please keep your watchful eye on them and protect them from ALL evil

VSC~ You're "allowed" to call these Marines "Sheepdogs" yet I recognize the "Ever-Faithful" Knights when I see them.

God Bless and Keep them in His Loving Arms...

SEMPER FIDELIS!!!

9:26 PM  

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