Front Line


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VENI VIDI VICI

This blog is dedicated to the men and women–past and present–that defend our freedom and keep our shores safe. Thank you for your brave service, sacrifice and love for our country.

I have no political affiliation, no ulterior agenda other than to ensure our brothers and sisters-in-arms receive the help and support they deserve because of their selfless service to answer the call to arms. They are that 1% and it is our duty as Americans to ensure their health and posterity.

Through understanding their service and the horrors of war they committed themselves to on our behalf, we can bridge this cultural gap and truly ensure we leave no war fighter behind on the battlefield in the mind.

 

The weight they carry
The weight they carry

Never forget: we walk on hell,
gazing at flowers.

Kobayashi Issa

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Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War


March

From the windows, walking by
Cities fall, and children die.
Through the windows, through the eyes
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.
Past the broken welcome sign
Soldiers march the streets to die.
Locked inside a final fight
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.
Broken hope, believing lies
In the land where senses die.
Praying, walking through the night
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.
Raining fire from the sky
Time is marching, passing by.
The empty, soulless children’s eyes
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.
Hope rises, hope declines
None the power of divine.
Beneath the empty, blackened sky
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.
In my heart, they will be mine
Soldiers marching, line by line.
As cities fall and children die
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.

Summer Sandercox

Peace ☮
Peace ☮

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The High Ground
The High Ground

Warriors feel pain and fear.. but they never show it and their tears just roll down as blood…..” ― G. Sujenthiran

SEMPER FI

Allegiance to America

~No pop stars, just the Star Spangled Banner, the cadets, and the US Army Herald Trumpet Corps.~

 

 Marine 

Image:  Getting down and dirty.  Sergeant Daniel Kahn, a FORCE RECON Marine with 1st platoon, 4th Force Reconnaissance Company, scouts out the beachfront during hydrographic reconnaissance training at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

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Because of you

Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees. ~General Stonewall Jackson’s last words

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America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. 
― Abraham Lincoln

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Patrol in Afghan

A Soldier’s Cry

Jagged heart
Souls plead
Voices cry
No time to bleed

Whispers linger
In the night
Death all around
Horrible sight

Face to face
You’re just like me
Sad to think
War has to be

Killing fields
Battle sweeps
End is near
Soldier’s weep ~K. Fitzgerald

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

9 Soldiers in a Row
9 Soldiers in a Row

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Old Glory

 

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35 thoughts on “Front Line

  1. There isn’t any justification in my eyes. I don’t know how they sleep at night to be honest.
    Ted Cruz is from Texas which is a surprise to me. Yes, he’s putting his name on the ballot for 2016; good luck with that one!

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  2. It is upsetting that someone can block benefits to vets. We spend billions on dumb stuff and cut back on the men and women who give it their all. It is a thing to make us ashamed. Ted Cruz is on your list. Is this the one from Florida? And is he the one going for president. Shame on these men. What are there justifications?

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  3. Echo Zulu 1, be advised, I have removed your email addresses from one of your comments on this page. This is open to everyone and because of OPSEC regulations I have eliminated the intel. How copy, over.
    Alpha Sierra 1 out.

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  4. Alpha Sierra 1 – My account was hacked, so I had to establishes a new account, I’ve been seriously trying to add u but with no success. .

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  5. I also appreciate you passing along the link to your buddies, I wanted this to be a place for all of you to come and hopefully enjoy. God bless you too.

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  6. Hi there. i’m a Navy vet and I greatly appreciate what you are doing here. This is an outstanding service to all of us who served and are currently serving I will be looking in here from time to time as often as I can, and I’m going to invite as many of my fellow veterans to come here too. Thank You and God bless.

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  7. Thank you Glen. :-) Simple. I don’t think I know the meaning. I was truly inspired by all of you; my muse if you will.

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  8. Very nice Anna. I was thinking it was going to be a simple blog site, but this is very well put together. :-) Your are welcome to use any of the links on my Gulf War Syndrome page, if you would like too. Again excellent job.

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