Friday, November 06, 2015

Fullbore Friday

I covered this yesterday SEPCOR, but I can think of nothing more fitting for FbF right before 11 Nov.
Just read it all and soak it all in.
Retired Gen. Jim Mattis, the former head of U.S. Central Command, read Acevedo's citation during a Bronze Star with "V" ceremony at an Oct. 31 Marine Corps birthday ball in Sonoma, California. The former squad leader was credited with leading his Marines on a patrol "through a heavily contended battlespace" during a Nov. 20, 2010, mission in Afghanistan's Helmand province, according to his medal citation.

After his squad was pinned down by intense automatic from small arms fire from six to eight enemy fighters, Acevedo sprang into action.

"Unwilling to allow his men to be pinned down, he gathered ammunition from an adjacent fire team, and without regard for his personal safety, he courageously charged alone across 75 meters of open ground, passing unscathed as the enemy concentrated their fires on him," the citation states.

Sgt. Joshua Acevedo, USMC (Ret) and Gen. James Mattis, USMC (Ret). I just can't add any more.

There is so much more here. The picture, venue, and who is doing what - well - nuance.

Don't spend a minute longer here - click the link to Lance Bacon's article and read it all.

I need to get the Wee'est Salamander to translate this in to Latin for me,
Give us some ammo and we’ll stay all day.

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