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Many warriors continue the fight even after they have fought their butts off. One example is the above warrior who had lost a limb in war and continues to fight. Many would think that he has given enough and many would think he may find something else to do after all he has sacrificed. However, many would be wrong. For this warrior to be able to go back into combat as a “combat replacement” he has had to have passed a Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT). One part of the  Marine Corps PFT is pull ups. To max the pull part of the physical test you have to complete 20 dead hang pull ups. So you still think you day was hard?

"Sgt. Ricardo Ramirez, a combat replacement for 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, wades through an irrigation canal to move into a night observation post in Sangin, Afghanistan, Aug. 5. In February of 2006, Ramirez was wounded in action while serving in Iraq with 3rd Bn., 5th Marines and two years later became the first hand-amputee to re-enlist in the Marines Corps. Since then the multiple-tour combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan has served as an urban warfare instructor, attended the pre-sniper course at division schools and stayed close to his infantry roots. Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division (Photo by Cpl. Benjamin Crilly)"


Time for a CGar!!



  1. There are days when I think you’re reading my mail, Major. It never ceases to amaze me how many times I’ve come to this blog and found a picture and story of yet another amazing Warrior that hasn’t got any quit in them reminding me to keep movin’, stop complaining and keep attacking until I find the solution to the problem.

  2. Thank you Judge Howard, Thomas Moore Law Center, Senior Trial Counsel Robert Muise, and thank Major B.! God Bless Mr. Nieto and his family; at last his son Marc is able to rest in peace.

  3. Great post here. One thing I admire about the Marines is their professionalism. This Marine is a good example of that.
    Serving your country is a personal decision. And many people do that for a variety of reasons, some of which are patriotic.
    Thanks for sharing this great post.

  4. I am in awe of you guys – because I enjoy more rights in America, where I immigrated to, than I had in my native country, and these rights are protected every minute of every day by valiant Marines like Sgt. Ricardo Ramirez and his ilk.
    I wish I were an eloquent writer so I could better explain the gratitude and love I feel for you guys, but since I am not, please accept my humble and heartfelt thank you.

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