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Bing West reminds us that ordinary soldiers are heroes too, not just the special forces teams,
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Bing West's latest book, co-written with Dakota Meyers, is an extraordinary account of one man's act of supreme heroism in the face of certain death -- told in a matter of fact way that doesn't resort to the sensationalism of some other recent military books. While the particular circumstances may make your blood boil and the risks Mr. Meyers willingly takes may make your skin crawl, this depiction of a regular Marine's life before, during and after this amazing episode should make us all realize that there are many, many heroes in uniform fighting for us and making the ultimate sacrifice every day. We owe them our undying gratitude and steadfast support upon their return.
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Initial post: Oct 20, 2012 9:47:36 AM PDT
With all due respect to specials forces (SEALS, Delta, etc.), Marines are generally regarded as the toughest fighting group in the world. Special forces undergo incredibly difficult special training designed for specific situations. They are great at what they do, but Marines are the bedrock of US fighting capability. Marines are not "ordinary soldiers". Just ask any special forces personnel that worked with them in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Posted on Nov 29, 2012 12:41:35 PM PST
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Must read this book - I highly recommend
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