Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!





Recent Entries
Top Headline Comments 12-30-08 | Main | Pretenders To The Throne? NY Governor Is Interviewing Candidates Other Than Princess Caroline For Senate Seat
December 30, 2008

Semper Fidelis...It's Not Just A Slogan

Cpl. Jonathan Yale and Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter (USMC) stood their ground so others might live.

Some Iraqis told him they were incredulous that the two Marines had not fled.

When Marine technicians restored a damaged security camera, the images were undeniable.

While Iraqi police fled, Haerter and Yale had never flinched and never stopped firing as the Mercedes truck -- the same model used in the Beirut bombing -- sped directly toward them.

Without their steadfastness, the truck would probably have penetrated the compound before it exploded, and 50 or more Marines and Iraqis would have been killed. The incident happened in just six seconds.

"No time to talk it over; no time to call the lieutenant; no time to think about their own lives or even the American and Iraqi lives they were protecting," (Marine Maj. Gen. John) Kelly said. "More than enough time, however, to do their duty. They never hesitated or tried to escape."

Each Marine will be posthumously awarded the Navy Cross (an award for valor second only to the Medal of Honor) early next year.

"Indythinker" points out that Yale and Haerter each have tribute sites dedicated to their memories.

Also, polynikes reminds us of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

(h/t Lex)


digg this
posted by DrewM. at 11:11 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
jarhead59: "fat kid at recess I'll be laughing all day ..."

canada goose mens gloves: "Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need ..."

canada goose mens jacket sale: "Have you ever considered creating an e-book or gue ..."

ray ban sunglasses outlet: "cheap oakleys oakley sunglasses outlet cheap ..."

2 Far?: "Jane Fonda is last on my list of things I would le ..."

canada goose montebello parka coat: "Hi! I've been following your web site for a while ..."

canada goose montebello parka ebay: "Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on ..."

canada goose montebello parka buy: "Appreciating the dedication you put into your site ..."

canada goose montebello parka danmark: "Hi there! I could have sworn I've been to this blo ..."

canada goose mittens sales: "I was curious if you ever considered changing the ..."

Village Idiot's Apprentice: "Morning, all Mrs VIA wants to spend the morning ..."

Vic[/i]: "They just had to stick Scrunt Fonda in there.  ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64