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Posted: 12/9/2001 4:29:47 AM EDT
... God bless these courageous men. [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011208/imdf08122001060531a.jpg[/img] [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011208/imdf08122001060950a.jpg[/img] [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011208/imdf08122001060743a.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 5:55:37 AM EDT
Do you honor the Marines or the Afgani they are burying?
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 5:55:52 AM EDT
Who is that they're carrying? [>]:)]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:17:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/9/2001 6:10:20 AM EDT by Paul]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:22:41 AM EDT
I saw this on the news. I noticed that the rifles were cycling after each shot (salute), but I don't see any blank firing attachment. I bet they are firing live ammo. I've seen stateside rifle salutes were thay use balnks and have to pull the charging handle each time.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:40:24 AM EDT
A deceased Afghan fighter. They had a muslim marine cleric to officiate. A map was made of the grave, it and the spent casings were being sent to the family.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:12:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: Don't think we render honors for a dead Afgani -
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Especially because an afghani is money. That guy there must be an Afghan. Sorry, that's just been bugging me as of late.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:43:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:49:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer: here's something bugging me. desert camo with a woodland camo flack vest. Something just isn't right about that.
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Agreed, but many of the pics coming back have showed that same configuration. Dont know why.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:19:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer: here's something bugging me. desert camo with a woodland camo flack vest. Something just isn't right about that.
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... Like you, I study these pix closely. I noticed that as well. And yes, the deceased is Afghan but at the time they rendered honors this guy was their "ally". Our Marines were receiving fire from the same vector the dead man was.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 11:02:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Chaingun: A deceased Afghan fighter. They had a muslim marine cleric to officiate. A map was made of the grave, it and the spent casings were being sent to the family.
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Better hope that the family doesn't think the Marines were the ones who shot the guy. . . .
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