|Originally Posted By MrM4:
Originally Posted By tayous1:
None of the protesters crossed the gate that I know of and if any did I think the 50+ bikers about 500 yards away at the gas station on base helped convince people to turn back! These protesters make me sick!
The Biker thing has been done in Neb, it didn't stop the protesters but they kept their distance. I'm all for freedom of religion but these people can go F themselves.
I think it also might have been the MP's orders to do nothing if we started kicking peoples a$$es! Hell the MP's in that area stayed out of the grunt zone as is after a few MP's where found hand cuffed to the flag pole nude duty weapons and squad never found! This was over some grunts that were drinking outside their rooms. Enter the San Mateo area and you’re in grunt country. MP's do not come around this area but to change for gate duty! If the people had come through I'm sure there would have been deaths!! At that time I would have killed someone and never cared!
I did three tours in Iraq and that time hit me the hardest my "boot" Marine I trained and traded out Humvee with was killed in the Humvee I just used a day before by an IED! Largest thing they had was a tire! For 5+ months I could not give the respect that my brothers should have! My boots Mama and his brothers there seeing them for the first time and they know about all of us! Having to stand at the POA the whole time not letting a tear drop out of respect for what felt like hours! He was my boot I still feel guilty for his death I know there was nothing I could really do yet I still feel like I could have done more! I have “ What IF” it to death.
At that time I and many other Marines would have killed at that time if we had been pissed off!! Sure there are many out there that know that feeling!