Sgt.-Conde
Sgt. Kenneth Conde, Jr., (center) stands with his fellow Marines in Iraq
in 2004. Conde received a gunshot wound in April, but refused to leave
his Marines. Two months later, he was killed by an improvised explosive
device July 1, 2004.

 

Many people
know Marines, Marine veterans and the like. But what continues to amaze me is
why our own media in America continues to fail 
in showing what your servicemembers are doing on a daily basis. The media(
not a big fan for many reasons) loves to report or skew topics on a monster
level that ultimately profits them. What about the meaning of “media” don’t they
understand. Last time I checked they were suppose to report on everything, not
those things that they want to favor.



As some of you
may remember, I would get pissed off, and continue to get pissed off when the
media fails to report anything good out of Iraq & Afghanistan. It would be
a quick blurb on some sporatice news stations that we were even still at war.
How often do you see anything about it now?

 

Did you know
there was a significant suicide vest attack this week that claimed lives of
Americans? Did you know there was yet another Afg Army shooting on your
warriors killing heroes?  Most likely
not.

“I was running and I watched as I got shot in the left shoulder,”
Conde said. “I remember seeing a red mist coming from my back.”

Many heroic
events happen and it revolves within the military channels because they care.
These stories like the one below never make it to the main stream media and I
have to throw the bullshit flag on it.

 

You want news?
This isn’t CNN or some other channel, this is (NSN) No Shit News……

 

Time for a
CGar!

Dedication and Sacrifice

//  By Cpl. Jacob D. Osborne

The Marine Corps is full of extraordinary people who
are willing to do whatever it takes in the name of freedom and the ones
they love. In 2004, one Marine, Sgt. Kenneth Conde, Jr., demonstrated
how much he was willing to sacrifice.

April 6, 2004, Conde, a Marine with 3rd Mobile Assault Platoon,
Mobile Assault Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, was deployed
to Ar Ramadi, Iraq when he and his unit were ordered to evacuate two
casualties from Company G.

When Conde and his platoon reached the casualty evacuation site they
were ambushed from all directions. Without hesitation Conde took the
lead, defeating two enemy combatants. As he and his squad made forward
progress, they again started to receive heavy enemy fire. This time
Conde was wounded.

“I was running and I watched as I got shot in the left shoulder,”
Conde said. “I remember seeing a red mist coming from my back.”

Despite being wounded, Conde continued to fight, killing another
enemy combatant before falling to the ground. He managed to rise to his
feet and fired several rounds at the enemy before falling again.

Marines and their corpsman provided medical care to Conde. After they
treated his wounds, Conde insisted on gearing up and going back to the
fight alongside his Marines.

For the next few days Conde remained by the side of his fellow
Marines for several more firefights. The only time he stood down was
when he was unable to hold his rifle steady because his arm went numb
from his gunshot wound.

When Conde returned to camp, the Marines asked him why he chose to
stay and fight. His response was, “I couldn’t just leave the fight when I
still could keep going.

Conde refused to go home as a result of his shoulder injury and
decided to finish his tour in Iraq. On July 1, 2004, almost two months
after being shot, Conde was killed in action by an improvised explosive
device while on patrol with his Marines.

Conde was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with V for his
actions. His citation reads, ‘his leadership, before, during and after
the battle, symbolizes all that we have come to expect from a
noncommissioned officer.’

In honor of his sacrifice, the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy
building at the Marine Corps University now carries his name – as a
standing tribute to his dedication.


Comments

  1. Thank you for posting this courageous story of Marine Sgt. Kenneth Conde, Jr., He is an American Hero, never to be forgotten, and will forever be a part of the 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division ….Always one of “The Magnificent Bastards”..

  2. The media fails to report stories like this for one reason. They are unable to grasp the concept of how this Marine, and all of the other service members that protect us by taking the fight to the enemy, could do what he did. They can’t wrap their little minds around how our military can live in the conditions that they do, deal with the daily stresses that they do, and give up all of the things that they do, to go over there and possibly die. Over their heads. Thus is the state of the so-called “media” in this country. Ernie Pyle is spinning in his grave. Semper Fi.

  3. I find it disgusting that the ones who are the first to scream about their 1st Amendment rights are the first ones to abuse them. News, we don’t need no stinking news, we need entertainment for the masses, another dose of Honey Boo Boo please – anything to divert the sheeple from finding out just how bad things are, how the ‘gobmint’ is trashing the Constitution, and how they lie, cheat, and steal to stay in power. I remember the oath I took, and I don’t remember it coming with an expiration date – I will continue to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic by casting my vote next month. God bless you and your hard chargers – Semper Fi!

  4. Fought with Sgt. Conde that day.
    What a day to remember. He would have never stopped until he was dead, that’s the kind of heart he had for his brothers.
    Sgt. V Leonard USMC
    Purple Heart Recipient

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