There are many things to be remembered about 9-11, but most importantly, remember those we lost. I have the opportunity to spend the day at the Pentagon Memorial opening with family members and friends that lost loved ones that day in September.  I will be there for all of you that wish they could but cant. Semper Fidelis. Follow up post in bound.


  1. I stopped by the Memorial last Friday while I was in DC…very well done….and seeing the walkway that follows the plane track…wow! It reminded me of the memorial they have in OKC.
    Echoing everyone else…never forget!

  2. SUBJECT LINE: USMC Silver Star Winner’s New Book Trailer.
    Below is a link to a Hollywood-style book trailer on for “Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery,” by Nick Popaditch with Mike Steere (Savas Beatie, October 1, 2008).

    Make sure you watch to the very end for a “special” photo message from “Gunny Pop” Nick. I know you will appreciate seeing him.
    Nick “Gunny Pop” Popaditch is a former marine Gunnery Sergeant, a Silver Star winner, a 15-year veteran of the USMC, and was widely known around the world as “The Cigar Marine:” (Google it.). His tanks captured Firdos “Saddam” square in April 2003 and pulled down the hated statue. Nick was severely wounded one year later with an RPG to the head, which was captured live by a media news crew. He had to fight his way through an incredible odyssey of turmoil, heartbreak, and bureaucracy to recover everything he had lost. His website is
    PLEASE NOTE this YouTube trailer is the LOW-resolution version. The high-resolution trailer (with full credits, etc.) will be streaming off a variety of websites including, and can be opened to full screen to fully appreciate the ending credits and power of the imagery. It will also be available for free high-resolution download, and is TV quality!
    If you know anyone in the media who you think would be interested in interviewing “Gunny Pop,” don’t hesitate to call or email them and let them know.
    We appreciate your support of Nick and his family in any way you are able. The success of this book will open doors for this blind warrior, and hopefully provide revenue and success to someone who has sacrificed so much for his country.

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