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Interesting story and career path by this hero...
1 posted on 11/17/2012 6:28:12 AM PST by LSUfan
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And the moral of the story is,no safe place to hide when an American markman is in the area.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 6:33:41 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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3 posted on 11/17/2012 6:35:03 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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“Interesting” doesn’t seem to cover his career path - I’d go with “convoluted” but no matter how he did it, I’m glad he’s there for all of us.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 6:35:17 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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Semper Fi Marine; well done! You make us all proud to be Marines.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 6:45:37 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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It’s true; it’s true. Sgts. Major outrank EVERYBODY.

The photo cation reads 1st. Lt. Cody J. Carroll salutes Sgt. Major Dennis J. Schager.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 6:54:12 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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Great story and a true hero
but some kudos must go to the Army as well


9 posted on 11/17/2012 7:12:24 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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This is an extraordinary guy.


11 posted on 11/17/2012 10:58:38 AM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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Hello,
I was just notified that this went hot last night. I have since contacted the MARFOR RES PAO and others and the article has been pulled from the site. There was no vetting process for this article and most of it is just flat out wrong. First off I’m no hero. 2nd, there are several inaccuracies in this publication that were inflated by the writer. I never asked for this press release, and I feel it is my obligation to set the record straight. I was just an attachment at the time to a team and I was tasked to provide sniper support. Here are the facts. I did enlist and serve as a UH-1N Crew Chief, I failed the Force Recon indoc in 1998, NOT BRC. I never even made it that far. I was commissioned in 2004, via the MECEP program and served as an infantry officer for 2 Iraq deployments. I resigned in 2007 (effective in 08), and then enlisted in the RI National Guard with A 2/19. I completed SFAS and this deployment with them where I was tasked with sniper support, and other duties like making coffee and taking out the trash. I never went to the Q course and I hold no special operations qualifications. I completed my enlistment and applied for reappointment into the USMCR with 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company and have since completed BRC. A very nonstandard career path.
Some of the details that the reporter listed are true, but I feel that most are inflated. The “over 100 Marines” that gathered for the award was just my company and the 2 soldiers that came to present the award. I never made “solo trips behind enemy lines” I did make several trips forward of the defense, sometimes by myself to gain a better position, but most of the time there was someone with me. I had nothing to do with the hostages being released at all. I just provided the support for the men who did. I didn’t call in any airstrikes, I just relayed the information to the guy was qualified to do so. I the “sniper” did have a sniper rifle, but as for him being an actual school trained sniper, i couldn’t say. He moved tactically and thats about all I can say. Further more, I just found out that the award still needs to be vetted by the USMC for to be even authorized. It was presented, but that was for actions in another service.
I feel that this article was a tremendous disservice to the accomplishments that the team had on that mission, and to the soldiers that payed the ultimate price in the events that led to the response.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 3:45:06 PM PST by cody 01
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