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Posted: 3/23/2006 6:55:04 PM EST
Thought some of you might enjoy this material my brother sent to me. Hope you like it.

Sorry. Don't know how to hot link it. Maybe some one can help me out. Until then, cut and paste.

http://www.wtv-zone.com/Mary/THISWILLMAKEYOUPROUD.HTML
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:56:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:57:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By danhits:
Thought some of you might enjoy this material my brother sent to me. Hope you like it.

Sorry. Don't know how to hot link it. Maybe some one can help me out. Until then, cut and paste.

http://www.wtv-zone.com/Mary/THISWILLMAKEYOUPROUD.HTML



This will make you proud!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:00:36 PM EST
WOW, that is really good.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:01:52 PM EST
I am very willing to admit that damn near had me bawling. I am very proud to even have read that. Thank you. My cousin is currently in Iraq
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:03:03 PM EST
...I hear you I had to fight back tears- what a tribute.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:03:57 PM EST
Tag
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:04:38 PM EST
THANK YOU!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:13:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By dxdgenert:
THANK YOU!

+1
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:18:01 PM EST
It's an incredible story.. I read about Brian Chontosh back when it happened.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:58:45 PM EST
Does anyone have any figures on how many citations like the navy cross have been awarded? The only time i've heard of valor like Brian Chintosh is on the show Shootout on the History channel. I only heard of one Medal of Honor given out to the Army Sergeant who manned a 50 cal and saved alot of guys.

It infuriates me that you never hear about stuff like this and the only thing they focus on is body counts and how screwed up it is over there all in the name of television ratings. The only way i stay informed is this site and 2 buddies of mine over there now.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:49:51 PM EST
+1 Thank you
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:55:33 PM EST
Brian Chontosh is a member on this site. His name is Diesel and then a number but I don't recall which number....Diesel06 maybe.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:01:26 PM EST
Well done
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:06:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
Brian Chontosh is a member on this site. His name is Diesel and then a number but I don't recall which number....Diesel06 maybe.



In Red
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:21:12 PM EST
Saw it a while back. That makes me proud :)
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:46:03 PM EST
Thank you, Brian!
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 1:54:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By James_Brown:
Does anyone have any figures on how many citations like the navy cross have been awarded? The only time i've heard of valor like Brian Chintosh is on the show Shootout on the History channel. I only heard of one Medal of Honor given out to the Army Sergeant who manned a 50 cal and saved alot of guys.
It infuriates me that you never hear about stuff like this and the only thing they focus on is body counts and how screwed up it is over there all in the name of television ratings. The only way i stay informed is this site and 2 buddies of mine over there now.




That was 1st Sgt Paul E Smith- (LINK to background of his service and the incident that bestowed the MOH), who was awarded the Medal of Honor, postumously

These two men, and many like them, have my highest respect.

Website with listing of medal awardees - GWOT and beyond


Link Posted: 3/24/2006 2:06:14 AM EST
Oooh-Fookin-Rah!


<-------The gunny would be proud
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 2:13:52 AM EST
I will pass that along.

I was just commenting about the lack of Heros in the media. We KNOW there is no lack of HEROs, but that's not the opinion of the media and that disturbs me greatly.

Our sons and daughter are damn lucky to have leadership like Cpt. Chontosh.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 2:26:10 AM EST
Damn fine read....gets a man all choked up inside.... with pride of that fine Marine...and anger at the f'ing media.


No Expert
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 2:45:17 AM EST
]ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=75&t=441956[/UR

I posted this a while back in the team forums. Didn't get much response there so here it is again.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 2:46:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 2:54:57 AM EST
Well done brother! Semper Fi
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 2:57:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By doom1430:
]ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=75&t=441956[/UR

I posted this a while back in the team forums. Didn't get much response there so here it is again.


ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=75&t=441956

fixed it for ya.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 3:14:45 AM EST
Thanks Desperado you da man
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 4:24:42 AM EST
makes one a bit emotional, proud doesn't begin to describe how I feel after reading that.

Semper Fi!

Link Posted: 3/24/2006 4:35:13 AM EST
That gentleman is actually a member of this board. Diesel06 I think. He's an instructor down at OCS now. He was the guest of honor at my company MC Ball last november. Only took but 6 minutes but it was the most moto speech I ever heard...
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 4:50:29 AM EST
Wow, I was just having a conversation about the media coverage and wondering why they cant be proud Americans and run stories that instill pride.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 5:12:14 AM EST
The Sergeant that won the CMH was SFC Paul R. Smith; a Sapper with the 3rd ID who manned a .50 cal on a disabled M113 and fought off a vicious counterattack by the Iraqis at the Baghdad Airport, eventually sacrificing his life to protect the men under his command.

SFC Paul Ray Smith

I think this guy truly deserved the CMH as well, but as a true professional, he probably doesn't care much for the medals, he did it because it was part of his job as a Marine.

SEMPER FI!
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 7:13:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:
That gentleman is actually a member of this board. Diesel06 I think. He's an instructor down at OCS now. He was the guest of honor at my company MC Ball last november. Only took but 6 minutes but it was the most moto speech I ever heard...



Close. He actually went to be an instructor at The Basic School for a few months and is now an instructor at Infantry Officer Course. The guy is funny as hell, and just as you all might imagine, he thinks nothing of what he did. He was just doing what he thought needed done to protect his boys.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 7:39:56 AM EST
THATS A TRUE STORY AND NOT ONE OF THOSE INTERNET URBAN LEGENDS
JR
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:17:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By LthrnckZero:

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:
That gentleman is actually a member of this board. Diesel06 I think. He's an instructor down at OCS now. He was the guest of honor at my company MC Ball last november. Only took but 6 minutes but it was the most moto speech I ever heard...



Close. He actually went to be an instructor at The Basic School for a few months and is now an instructor at Infantry Officer Course. The guy is funny as hell, and just as you all might imagine, he thinks nothing of what he did. He was just doing what he thought needed done to protect his boys.




Ah, that's right, TBS...
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:12:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By RaynoEleven:
Oooh-Fookin-Rah!


<-------The gunny would be proud




+1
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 3:15:54 PM EST
Thanks.


Modern day Sgt. Alvin York.
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