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May 25, 2015

“Let no unauthorized personnel or vehicles pass.”


The truck’s windshield explodes into shards of glass as their rounds take it apart and tear into the body of the son of a bitch trying to get past them to kill their brothers
– American and Iraqi – bedded down in the barracks, totally unaware that their lives at that moment depended entirely on two Marines standing their ground. Yale and Haerter never hesitated. By all reports and by the recording, they never stepped back. They never even shifted their weight. With their feet spread shoulder-width apart, they leaned into the danger, firing as fast as they could. They had only one second left to live, and I think they knew. The truck explodes. The camera goes blank. Two young men go to their God. Six seconds. Not enough time to think about their families, their country, their flag, or about their lives or their deaths, but more than enough time for two very brave young men to do their duty. Never Yet Melted » "Six Seconds"€

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 25, 2015 12:57 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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As long as we have men like these two our country will survive.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 25, 2015 10:38 PM

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