Are we making a difference? We have been in country for
some time now. We have seen the area go from bad to good in weeks. Local
nationals defending what is theirs against an intimidating enemy, which is a
huge step for the evolution in the area. To have a local populace stand against
an armed enemy and defend what is theirs is a key step in victory as it was in
Iraq. The enemy is getting desperate and now with a visible surge in
effect, many enemy are wondering what to do next.
Your Marines are relentlessly hunting down the enemy and
defeating them where they thought they owned the area. Continuous actions
by your Marines pressure the enemy to the point to where they get scared and
make mistakes. When they make one mistake, they don’t get a second
chance. The enemy is savvy, but not real skillful. They resort to guerrilla tactics and desperate measures that use civilians as their protection.
Know that your Marines are courageous and wicked smart. Brave
and disciplined to the point they take abuse in order to save the innocent. Many
will never know how your young Marines have sacrificed to save the innocent and
with a flip of a switch, unleashed holy hell onto the enemy when required. A
force unmatched, a force to be reckoned with. I am very proud of
every one of them, as they make a difference. Time for a stoagy….