April 30, 2006

Oceanside, Cali

please send me any patriotic photos of stores like this showing off it's support towards our troops.




Spanky's Pizza

206 North Coast Highway,
Oceanside, 92054
( 760 ) 722 - 1512

Support Our Troops Wall








The inside of a Post Office in the city of Onslow, North Carolina
If you have photos of a company / store showing it's patriotic support, like this please send them to me.

April 29, 2006

Mayor Won't Give Marine's Money Back!!

April 27, 2006

Warrior Ethos

USMC Female in Iraq

http://youtube.com/watch?v=aQdFswGojGA&search=marines

Female Marine is giving an interview as a suicide bomber blows up and firefight ensues.

April 26, 2006

Marine Corps Times :)

Care Packages & Support

Care packages & support I helped gather and send to Marines before they deployed out









CARE PACKAGES 3

April 24, 2006

700 Companies Offering Military Discounts

April 23, 2006

Grateful Marine Wife :)

My name is Marnie Mowles and I am married to a USMC 100 % T&P Disabled Combat Vietnam Veteran. He was an E-5 with the 1st battalion 9th Marines, known as "The Walking Dead." I consider it an honor to be married to my husband.

I feel in my heart that our brave military men and women do not always get the credit they deserve, going back as far as WW1. I want to be able to go national and thank everyone who has served and is currently serving in our military. I want to thank them for my freedom and for all they have done for our country. These brave men and women gave so much for us; they risked their lives and a lot even died to make sure we have our freedom and I don't want them to go unnoticed. It is important to me that our military men and women know they are heroes, and they will never be forgotten by me.

I learned how to knit using a Knifty Knitter. I was going to knit items to sell, but I have decided to knit hats and distribute them to all our HEROES. It may not seem like much, but I want them to know that I am forever grateful.

It would be an honor to be a spokesperson for veterans.

Sincerely,
Marnie Mowles

vietnamveteranswife@yahoo.com

SOI training

Click on SOI Video in top right corner to download ( If you haven't already seen it ) USMC Infantry Training.

http://www.lejeune.usmc.mil/soi/

THE NEWS ~ Good & Bad

April 22, 2006

War 21st style

HEARTS & MINDS 6















April 21, 2006

Uncommon Valor, Unsung Heroes

The New York Daily news reported a war protest concert called "Bring 'Em Home Now" headlined by a bunch of musicians I never heard of, noting that Cindy Sheehan was an invited guest and that Jeanne Garafalo plans to broadcast her TV program from the concert.

Interestingly, I ran a Google news search of the concert and got four hits. One was a music site in the UK, two were local New York-area papers, and the fourth was a website called 'alArab Online'.

The Dixie Chicks are making their way back up the country music charts with a new anti-war album recanting their tearful apology for making anti-war statements while on tour in London.

The new album, "Not Ready To Make Nice" slams the administration and the war anew, noted al Jazeera.

George Clooney got an Oscar for 'Syriana' -- an antiwar film in which America was the heavy and the terrorists were the heroes.

A Kansas-based protest group regularly pickets military funerals, carrying signs like "Thank God for IEDs" and Thank God for Dead Soldiers".

Public support for the war in Iraq in waning, as is public support for the war on terror. The Bush administration's job-approval rating dropped to 36% -- an all-time low.

A recent poll conducted by the polling firm of Tarrance and Reihle found that just 54% of Republicans trust Bush.

A solid majority of Americans now say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting - 57 percent in the latest ABC News poll.

And, despite months of assurances by the president that he has a strategy for victory, 65 percent of those surveyed by ABC on March 2-5 said the Bush administration does not have "a clear plan for handling the situation in Iraq."

The Islamic press is filled with optimistic forecasts of how much longer the administration will be able to hold out against domestic opposition, noting gleefully that the administration has been 'unable' to prevent the damage caused by 'sectarian violence' forecasting that Iraq's impending civil war will sink the US effort to rebuild Iraq.

The steady drumbeat of incomprehensible horrors; foreign kidnappings, beheaded hostages, military casualties and domestic political posturing has all but sapped America's will to stay the course.

The Useful Idiots don't understand Marines. The Marine Creed gives them nightmares:

"This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My rifle without me is useless."

"Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will..."

"My rifle and myself know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our bursts, nor the smoke we make. We know it is the hits that count. We will hit..."

"My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its sights, and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will..."

"Before God I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life."

"So be it, until there is no enemy, but PEACE."

Assessment:

I spend a lot of time around active-duty Marines, many of whom have served several combat tours in Iraq. I find it fascinating that returning Marines are universally astonished at how the conduct of the war is portrayed in the US media.

Marines come home with memories like those of 1st Lt. Brian M. Stann, who was awarded the Silver Star yesterday at Camp Lejeune for his actions and bravery during Operation Matador last year in Iraq.

Stann accepted the award on behalf of his Marines, saying, “This award represents my guys. . . It’s an insight to what my men did over there. There were a lot of our guys who received awards from our group when we were out there, not just me.”

Stann was platoon leader with the 2nd Mobile Assault Brigade when his unit was assigned to take a bridge near Karabilah. The battle took six days from May 8 to May 14 and involved three different assaults. On the third attempt, his unit was ambushed.

Stann was in a 360-degree fight and was setting up casualty evacuation points after they were hit by suicide IEDs. He led his platoon through over 30 rocket-propelled grenade attacks, multiple machine guns firing, and improvised explosive devices detonating all around him.
"You can forget all the other medals; I just wanted the award that said 42 out of 42 men came home safely,” Stann said at the award ceremony. “And we all came home, so mission accomplished.”


Stann's award came the day after Captain Frank Diorio was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment in Husaybah, Iraq from February to September 2005. During that period, Diorio led his company in over 275 engagements at Camp Gannon firm base.

Like Stann, Diorio did not take all the credit for his company’s success in Iraq. “The images of my Marines fighting together as a company will stay with me for ever,” he said.
“This is India Company’s award.”


Marine Cpl. Dale A. Burger Jr. was honored with the Silver Star this week, as well.
While in Iraq during the second battle of Fallujah, Burger’s battalion was involved in intense house-to-house fighting. Burger’s squad leader was injured during the fighting, and Burger stepped up to assume the squad leader’s duties.


While leading an assault against a fairly large group of insurgents held up in a building, he was wounded and evacuated for medical treatment. Three days later, Burger volunteered to return to his Marines and continue to fight by their side despite his injuries.

Burger was so eager to return to his Marines, he showed up with no gear and no weapon.

After returning, Burger’s platoon was involved in yet another firefight, during which he came upon three critically wounded Marines. Burger showed remarkable heroism and valor by charging into the house to recover the fallen Marines, according to his Silver Star citation.

While returning fire, Cpl. Burger was killed by an enemy bullet. According to Cpl. Burger's mother, her son would have been embarrassed by all the pomp and circumstance.

"He’s probably saying, ‘They're making too much of nothing because I was just doing my job,’” she said.

With such men as these, how can we be losing? Take heart, Leatherneck! The Useful Idiots only THINK they are winning - er, or we are losing, er, or something.

As for the rest of us, we know better. Semper Fi, Marines!

"Until there is no enemy, but PEACE."

Stupid People

I've just watched this video and it p***ed me off big time.
I can't believe people like this exist and that war veterans and the war dead recieve this kind of welcome home.

http://thatvideosite.com/view/2178.html

ME

My name is Josh Wright
From Downey, Cali
I'm old enough to owen the guns you see & yes they are mine.
They are legal for me to have & I even have a letter from the ATF saying so.
So all you gun haters out there can kiss my little white butt !

Central Command

photos, audio and video from Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom.

April 20, 2006

1/1 Charlie Company, Platoon

letter

The lady who wrote this letter is Pam Foster of Pamela Foster and Associates in Atlanta. She's been in business since 1980 doing interior design and home planning. She recently wrote a letter to a family member serving in Iraq....... Read it!

WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS? "Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?

And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was "desecrated" when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I don't. I don't care at all.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.

I'll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called insurgents" in Iraqcome out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding > in mosques.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed "special" food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is > complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can > absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and --- you guessed it - - - I don't care ! ! ! ! !

If you agree with this view point, pass this on to all your e-mail friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior! If you don't agree, then by all means hit the > delete button.

Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great country.

I am not deleting this, I am sending it on, but only after I add: ME, TOO!

Million Vet March 2006

http://www.millionvetmarch2006.com

The Million Veteran March (MVM) supported Operation Firing for Effect (OFE) from mid-December, 2005 until 26th March 2006.

Due to reasons below, MVM no longer supports OFE

26 March 2006. The Veterans March was 30 days out (25th April 2006) and information concerning updated donation (non-profit status disclosure) and some type of timeline for the event was not forthcoming to MVM by OFE. As you will read on OFE PR letter #2, OFE was in the process of renting 4,000 chairs at the total cost of $1.00 per chair with the estimated cost of $4,000. This is just the chairs! Numerous other operating expenses were in the works as you will read on the last prepared expense sheet dated 14 February, 2006 and posted on the MVM’s website without updates. This expense sheet projects $15,200 required to cover basic operational expenses. The last updated donation list was dated 27Feb06 with only 51 donations received at an estimated donation intake of $2,350. Without updated information concerning the latest status on donations and without a timeline of events for the 25th and 26th, MVM decided to no longer support OFE.

1 April 2006. Instead of a simple note that MVM is no longer supporting OFE, OFE releases a press release which avoids mentioning why MVM no longer wished to support OFE and decides to complicate matters by informing fellow veterans that the reason was because of a “disgruntled individual”. The press release failed to state the real reason which was listed on the MVM’s website which indicated information was not being forthcoming to MVM and in-turn gave the appearance of an apparent organizational shortcoming and financial accountability practice of OFE.

MVM was assisting OFE as a coordinator for The Veterans March and should have been informed as to why updated information (donation status/timeline of events) could not be released to MVM for the purpose of everyone to view on The Veterans March website.

MVM answer every phone call and email up until 26 March 2006.

MVM did not want to be associated with any of the organizational shortcomings and financial accountability practices of OFE until an accountability of their donations and a timeline of events were provided to MVM.

MVM was promised updated information on numerous occasions but never received the information from OFE. MVM was again promised the updated information the Sunday night (26Mar06) that MVM brought the website offline while awaiting necessary updates. And again, this information was only partially sent to MVM and was not all inclusive. At this point, it was apparent that a problem (Organizational/Financial practice) existed and with only 30 days remaining, MVM did not want to be a part of it.

MVM did express in an email that the website would immediately be put back online as soon as MVM received promised updates.

That should have been a simple solution but OFE never provided the requested updates to MVM.

Since the MVM website came offline at approximately 10:30 P.M. on 26th of March, 2006, one would think that MVM would have received the updated information the very first thing that coming morning by OFE or at least an explanation as to why the information could not be provided to MVM.

MVM did not receive the information (updated donation list/some type of timeline for the event) that morning or at all.

As far as information on the MVM website, if anyone wanted anything particular from the MVM website, all they needed to do was ask by sending an email to the MVM website. No one did.

Please note that the MVM stated it no longer wished to participate in OFE and never implied on the MVM website or by email that it did not believe in the current Veterans March that is underway.

Since MVM no longer supported OFE as of 26 March, 2006, MVM was not entertaining phone calls concerning OFE and only accepted emails.

15 April, 2006. OFE releases a letter to its supporters which threatens fellow veterans with litigations. This same letter blames the internet “Rumor Mill” as to the reason why OFE’s has a shortcoming in financial matters. OFE states they cannot raise enough funds and that’s why they had to reduce production. This 15 April, 2006 letter also notes that it’s current donations are at $8,090. As you read above, the last released donation status was $2,350.

Beginning in January of 2006, MVM began receiving numerous emails and phone calls from individuals stating that their names are not on the donation list and from individuals requesting MVM to send them more info on the timing of OFE events, so they can plan their travel and lodging accordingly i.e. On the 25th from 0800 – 1300 be at the West Lawn of the Capitol and on the 26th our Committee/Others will speak to our elected representatives in the Cannon building, RM #1 at 11:00 – 1300. This only needed to be an approximate schedule with a statement included – Subject to change. This would have helped many individuals plan i.e. time to find ride to airport/bus station, pick a departing flight/bus, tell driver when to drop-off/pick-up etc…

MVM and OFE had previously agreed to keep everyone abreast of the status of all donations received for OFE on the MVM website, weekly, if not, bi-weekly. The timeline of events had not been provided and now with 30 days away from the event, this info still was not available for the MVM website or for MVM to respond back to individuals who wanted to know. And, being part of the team and a coordinator but not receiving the required information and not having an explanation as to why this information cannot be provided to MVM, this pretty much tells MVM that MVM advise or feedback is not worthy for consideration. Maybe if OFE gave MVM an explanation as to why there is a delay or why a particular info could not be received, MVM could have helped fixed the situation or make a recommendation. But by OFE promising to provide the required information on numerous occasions and then not delivering the information and then only giving MVM bits and pieces of the information and with no excuses as to why the continue failure to provide the information – That’s when MVM determined that MVM is no longer a welcomed part of the team and MVM no longer wished to be associated with any of the organizational shortcomings and financial accountability practices of OFE. Basically, MVM was in an ethical dilemma and decided to no longer support OFE.

MVM did not state that it wanted nothing to do with the march. What MVM stated is that it no longer wishes to be associated with OFE’s organizational or financial practices. MVM felt that OFE did not have a handle on its organizational/financial practices. If it did, it was a secret to MVM.

What many may have perceive was a “personal problem of MVM and OFE working together” was nothing more than MVM following common ethical, organizational and financial practices and not letting OFE lack of information determine an incorrect course of action for MVM. It was frustrating working as a team with OFE and not receiving proper information.

Just because MVM is not associated with the organizational/financial practices of OFE, does not mean that MVM is discouraging anyone in any way from attending OFE’s rally.
Since November 2005, MVM (James T. North) has solely owned, originated and personally maintained The Veterans March 2006 website:
Website:http://www.millionvetmarch2006.com/ or http://www.vetmarch2006.com/
Email:Stand_By_To_Stand_By@MillionVetMarch2006.com or VetMarch2006@VetMarch2006.com.MVM is the sole owner of this website and has completely funded the website with his personal income.

In December 2005, Gene Simes, Coordinator and Chairman of “Operation Firing for Effect” agreed that The Veterans March 2006 could help him with the planning and coordination of “Operation Firing for Effect”.

Note that shortly after MVM decided to not support OFE, MVM’s VetMarch2006 website was copied in its entirety by OFE (without MVM’s approval and a disregard to follow the law in regards to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act) onto a new website server and gave it the URL named of http://www.vetmarch2006.net/. The only difference between the original MVM VetMarch 2006 website’s URL name is the “.NET” vs. “.COM” at the end of the internet URL address. In addition, the new website’s email address matches MVM The Veterans’ March 2006 address of http://us.f366.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=Veterans@VetMarch2006.com with the only difference being that OFE used “.NET” vs. “.COM”. Some things could not be copied onto the new website because MFV chose to bring the personally owned website off-line while awaiting updates that MVM believe people have a right to know up front and ongoing. At the time these updates had been received, the intention was to immediately bring the website back online, for all to view. This was a joint effort between two separate efforts (MVM and OFE) and MVM, being affiliated with the Veterans March 2006, no longer wish to be associated with OFE.

By OFE making a new website and email address instead of taking a few minutes to provide the necessary updates for the MVM website and with only three weeks left before the start of the event, it only appears to have completely confused many individuals concerning the upcoming event.

One would think “Why not provide Jim North and everyone else with an updated donation list and some type of schedule of activities for the 25th and 26th? This was something that numerous people wanted to know about and be kept abreast on.” People were clueless about what will transpire on the 25th and 26th and questioned if their donations were received and are being utilized in good faith.

Sincerely,
James T. North
Webmaster:
http://www.millionvetmarch2006.com/ or http://www.vetmarch2006.com/
http://us.f366.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=Stand_By_T0_Stand_By@millionvetmarch2006.com or http://us.f366.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=VetMarch2006@vetmarch2006.com

FALLUJAH, IRAQ ~ CBS news coverage

War Links :)

Combat camera heritage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EebGS_H2MQU&search=combat%20war


Vietnam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b1HdIfFtU4&search=combat%20war


War

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc0wT-DDXyM&search=combat%20war


Worlds Greatest Military

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orMxaW3NRjQ&search=combat%20war


Iraq Tank Vid


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyssjAfNwPQ&search=combat%20war


Operation Swarmer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxYJNbfVSe8&search=combat%20war


M-16 Clinic Viper


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaHXkbKV32Q&search=combat%20war


Fight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSE-Wh8ENmg&search=combat%20war


Gulf War - MRLS Artillary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9G99tUeQW0&search=combat%20war

The roof is on fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEvm6vC_CNQ&search=combat%20war

Bombing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd6FDvsRNoY&search=combat%20war

The Legend Of Sgt Gerszewski

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvGs5Ig4vqs&search=combat%20war


D-DAY: GLIDERMEN CAMERAMEN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-15NAo9RpI&search=combat%20war