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Five Marines Killed in Helicopter Crash off Coast of Japan

I follow Marine Corps Times, a media publication put out by our nations finest fighting force, the United States Marin Corps. Today, the post they put out made my heart sink.  Five Marines declared dead and their bodies never found, as American, Japanese, and Australian search and rescue teams exhaust their efforts to find them. The fallen Marines go on in our hearts, as they do in their families’.

 

Lt. Col. Kevin R. Herrmann, 38

Maj. James M. Brophy, 36

Staff Sgt. Maximo Alexander Flores, 27

Cpl. William C. Ross, 21,

Cpl. Daniel E. Baker, 21,

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/12/12/marines-identity-5-kc-130j-crew-members-killed-in-midair-collision-off-the-japanese-coast/

Marines, your selfless service, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you go on to dine at the Table of Warriors in Valhalla, or Heaven as I like to call it. I would like everyone to bow their heads, and remove their hats, and just take a moment of silence. Imagine Taps playing in the background as we honor the memories of these fallen heroes. Nobody asked them to do what they do for us, but they do so willingly, for the love of our country, and to keep us free from Tyranny and Oppression. Jesus said, “Greater love hath no man than one willing to lay down his life for another.” These men proved their love for their country, they gave their lives in service of their country. The blank check they wrote has been cashed, and the Lord has called them home.

 

 

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Supporting Veterans and Why It’s So Important

Did you know that on, average, 22 Veterans will commit suicide every day? That is 22 Veterans too many! Its almost as if they should have died on the battlefield to receive the full honor they deserve. Instead, they survive, and when they return, and carry out their contract with the government, they are treated like they never existed for many of them. They go into the service though, not for the service of the government, but to protect those they love. To protect their country, and their families, from evil.

 

We owe it to them though, whether or not they ask, to take better care of them when they get out, to help them get jobs, and help them keep the skills they have learned handy in life. We need to show them they are still important. They are still warriors, still soldiers, Marines, Airmen, or Sailors!

 

 

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, a naval base in Hawaii. The quiet morning was interrupted by the sounds of explosions and machine guns in the unprecedented attack on American soil. Y’all may or may not have seen the movie with Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett playing fighter pilots in the action packed thriller retelling the story of why we retaliated with such deadly force. I just wanted us to stop and remember all the lives lost that day. 

 

As fighter pilots scrambled to their planes, the kamikaze pilots shot at them. As explosions went off, doctors and nurses rushed to help those in need, with no regard for their own lives. The triage units overfilled with the mortally wounded sailors and pilots of Pearl Harbor. The pilots that successfully made it into the air fought off the pilots, either shooting them down, or scaring them back to Japan, in aerial battles known as dogfights.

 

Today, we have a friendship with Japan. They are allies, rich in culture. After Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, we have yet to use another atomic bomb. The radiation lasted for 35 years, and the effects were devastating. The victory came with a high cost. 

 

We have established bases on Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, two popular battles for WWII and continue to be a major force in the world. However, we need to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives to make that happen. We call America the Land of the Free Because of the Brave. This historic day is one of the reasons why. Even Japan knew not to attack the mainland, because they could expect a gun behind every blade of grass.