Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans' Day

To all the vets out there, this former Marine thanks you for your service.

Semper Fi.

These are pictures of Lt. General Harold G. "Hal" Moore (Ret.). He was portrayed by Mel Gibson in the film "We Were Soldiers." The first two show him in the rank of colonel during his Air Cav days in the Vietnam War. Hal Moore was a real "lead from the front" commander.

That's a battle-hardened face. Doesn't look like the kind of guy to take any shit.

PS - Real life took precedence yesterday, and I could not get around to wishing a Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. May Chesty Puller have mercy on my soul.

I did, however, call my dad, also a former Marine, whose birthday is also Nov. 10. He turned 65 and is doing well, having had a quadruple by-pass and a gallbladder removal in the last two years.



Blogger Oldcatman said...




5:06 AM GMT+13  
Blogger Drew D. said...

Unfortunately Catman, that day will never come. You can dream about it all you want, hell even I might dream about it. But it is a necessary evil. For every person that wants peace there is ten that want conflict. It takes those brave folks that make up our military to then take hold in the name of life and liberty. To go to war and defeat those that wish to destroy us in order to preserve the peace that we take for granted. It might be cliche but 100% true, freedom is most certainly not free, and the day you don't want to fight for it, will be the day you lose it.

From all of us who appreciate your service and appreciate the sacrifice you all have made I would like to say THANK YOU!

Happy Veterans Day Joe.


11:42 AM GMT+13  
Blogger Ayrdale said...

...please consider a link to mickysmuses.blogspot.com.

(a resident of Mt Maunganui, and an unabashed pro-US, anti-socialist)

1:59 PM GMT+13  

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