A U.S. Marine from Lima company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, finds bullets while digging outside a compound where Marines found a weapon cache in the area of Karez-e-Sayyidi, in Helmand province, April 6, 2010.  REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih


Marines are everywhere. Badguys go around the corner, there is a Marine. The bad guy tries to put in an IED, there is a Marine, the bad guy goes to sleep, the Marines are watching. We are winning!

Semper Fi-Time for a cigar!!



  1. A few months a go while sitting at the table eating dinner. My brother asked my 7 year old son Christopher what he wanted to be when he grew up. My little boy looked him straight in the eye and said “A Marine, of course.” Don’t know where that came from because I haven’t pushed it on him. It did make his uncle and I very proud though.
    I hope you’re his commanding officer some day, Maj. Pain!
    Be safe and keep kicking insurgent ass!

  2. Thanks Derek, ya know the apple never falls far from the tree. Keep giving your young warrior plenty of milk to drink and I’ll keep an eye out for em.
    Semper Fi

  3. Maj-
    Great posts! Poppy fields, IED caches, mind-boggling tribal fissures, and heart-breakingly beautiful Afghani children. Hopelessness and hope. As in Iraq, you DO make a positive difference.
    Another of the first http://www.AnyMarine.com contacts, Cap’t Jon Connolly (remember your pic on ship with him?)posted today as a new support contact – he just arrived in Afghan.
    Will send him some pkgs now that you’re cutoff.
    Say hi to Jack for me, and Behave Yourself !!!!!!!

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