I am a God fearing man. I believe in God as do many Marines. I did before I joined the Marines, ever fought in Afghanistan or Iraq. There aren’t any atheists in combat. At least not when things get interesting, then people become real religious all of a sudden when people begin to get dead! I’m a firm believer of when its your time to go, Its your time. I don’t try to understand it and it doesn’t bother me. I am right with God and I’m not afraid to die. However, I am allergic to AK 47 bullets, IEDs and mortars though. I respect them but they won’t keep me from fighting. God is first as I have learned and you have to keep it that way.
I’ve had some seriously scary and challenging experiences and one of many things that keep me strong and undeterred is my faith and the comfort it brings me. This is one thing the enemy would love to destroy. Do you know God?

America is the greatest country in the world. Land of the free, home of the brave. Bring us your poor, your tired. No where else can someone come here with nothing and become what ever they desire. Land of opportunities and opportunities are endless. Everyone turns to the U.S. in time of emergency. We are fortunate to be able to help and have the resources to do so. We as a country try to do what’s right. We are not perfect. “That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” (Declaration of Independence)
These gentlemen were risking everything to succeed from the British because of what they believed. To risk everything you have, everything because of what you believe in is a unique character and is characteristic to the United States. To protect it and defend it whenever needed, “so help us God”. That is American. That is what we are.

To defend our great country during the American Revolutionary war, Congress developed the Continental Marines on Nov 10th 1775. Utilized throughout history they became the United States Marines. Since its creation in 1775, the Corps’ role has expanded significantly. The Marines have a unique mission statement, and, alone among the branches of the U.S. armed forces, “shall, at any time, be liable to do duty in the forts and garrisons of the United States, on the seacoast, or any other duty on shore, as the President, at his discretion, shall direct.” In this special capacity, charged with carrying out duties given to them directly by the President of the United States, the Marine Corps serves as an all-purpose, fast-response task force, capable of quick action in areas requiring emergency intervention. Evil can never disappear by word and requests. The best way to rid the area of a bully is to stand up to it. Regardless if its in a school yard or a sick dictator of a foreign country or a group of malcontents. Doing so may bring pain, sorrow or even death. But I believe there are some things worth fighting and if needed dying for. Marines understand that and are ready to give their life in the finest spirit of America

These are listed in order of priority for me. A priority that builds upon one another in a building block fashion for everyone. Priorities must be in order so you know how to plan and what direction to take and pursue. We as Americans live in the greatest country under a foundation of God, Country and for Marines, Corps. All of these have worked together through history to make our country and people stronger. They are set as far as priority but are interchanged to assist the other. They work as one. As our nation is at war we must have our priorities in line, we must fight as one country, under God.

Fighting around central Iraq has been moderate as Ramadan continues through to Nov 4th. With the usual IEDs hitting convoys in the area we received 2 rockets yesterday on base and returned with 8, 105 arty shells. Another 4 mortars hit near us but no injuries on our part but a few storage containers aren’t too happy. Now, as I type more counter arty departs in support of Soldiers in contact. Last night brought fighting as both side suffered losses in the area. Aggressive ambushes, sniper operations, patrols in conjunction with larger operations are tearing apart the insurgency. Everywhere they move we are waiting for them, they can run but they only die tired.

May God continue to Bless the United States-Semper Fi


  1. Keep up the good fight! I came across your blog rather randomly but it’s good stuff. I thought I’d post a segment of something I wrote that relates to this.
    Perhaps God does want Marines, perhaps the Corps wants men of God. Improvise, adapt, overcome. Words that were burned into my soul, like the Lord’s Prayer as a child. Both are to be indestructible, both are to be men without fear. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me; out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, the Word of God. I’m roughish looking, roving soldier of the sea. I’m cocky, self-centered, overbearing and I do not know the meaning of fear for I am fear itself. I am a green amphibious monster made of blood and guts who arose from the sea.

    Which leaves me basic truths about being a Marine and being a man of God, both are to be servants, protectors and providers, men without fear and above all, are to be faithful to the end. Semper Fidelis

  2. Good vs Evil
    Positivism vs Negativism.
    Avoid the 7 deadly sins.
    This blog provides levity.
    Civilians don’t have the ability or want in most cases to grasp the content of this blog. They are either jealous or consider Marines to be war mongers. The levity you have given me is the comfort of knowing that I am not alone. The brotherhood of the Marine Corps is sacred. Don’t let anyone take that from you.
    There WILL be peace in the valley.
    I started looking at this blog because I was disturbed by the confusion in society that the motto is Corps, God, Country, which is incorrect and usually applies to underground societies such as Freemasons etc. I am pleased to see that others are aware that God is first. God first, then Country and Corps. This is in the same spirit that leaders take care of others first and then themselves (I don’t see much of this in the civilian world). Stay Motivated Marine. If you’re not aware, the 7 deadly sins are Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy, Gluttony. I am confused by the Pride sin, but will keep trying to understand it. Semper Fi

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  4. You are God’s child. We fight for light. God first. Let’s together as Brothers find a country of people who hear perfect light. One where we put the sword to them who can not be Brothers we seek the worst as a head to the unsaved. Near and far.

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