The Flight Engineer
Of all of us, the engineer
Knew most about the aircraft gear.
Dials and switches, props and flaps,
The drill if under carts collapse. Read more
Here’s a previously-unseen photo of mangled body armor used by Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta when he jumped on a grenade in Fallujah.
California Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) published the photo on Thursday.
On Nov. 15, 2004, Peralta, 25, was shot as he entered a room with two other Marines during house-to-house fighting. A grenade was thrown into the room shortly after, and according to eyewitness accounts, Peralta reached out and cradled it under his body — absorbing the blast that would kill him and save two other Marines’ lives. Read more
AL UDEID AIRBASE, QATAR – Returning from a well-deserved holiday break, members of Central Command’s Forward Headquarters were startled to discover more than 100 text messages left on their phone from what looked like an extremely drunk and depressed Iraq.“Salaams” read the first dozen, repeated every few hours, inter-spaced with an occasional “You up?” Read more
The strength of the pack is the wolf,
the strength of the wolf is the pack.