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Marine Message to Osama: Bring It On
New York Daily News ^ | 9/30/01 | RICHARD SISK

Posted on 09/30/2001 9:35:38 AM PDT by Walkin Man

Marine Message to Osama: Bring It On
Leathernecks gird for action
By RICHARD SISK Daily News Washington Bureau

A reinforced battalion of Marines aboard Navy warships steaming east and possibly into harm's way has a defiant motto aimed directly at the nation's enemies: "Bring it on."

"Everyone is just a little more stoked," Gunnery Sgt. Bert Boatright said in a Marine news report from the helicopter assault carrier Bataan.

Boatright said his leathernecks had trained "like a football team running our routes." "Now it's the night of the game," he said. "And the varsity is taking the field. We're ready."

The Bataan is part of a three-ship Amphibious Ready Group sailing with the carrier Theodore Roosevelt and its battle group, which left Norfolk, Va., Sept. 19 with the sounds of "New York, New York" blaring from the ships' loudspeakers.

They originally were scheduled for routine deployment in the Mediterranean, but their mission and destination are now secret.

Part of Growing Force

The ships are major elements in the massive buildup of U.S. air, sea and land forces in the region ordered by President Bush since the Sept. 11 suicide attacks, which he has blamed on Osama Bin Laden's terror network.

The Roosevelt and its 70 combat aircraft could be ordered to join two carriers already on patrol in the Persian Gulf area and Arabian Sea.

Land-based fighter and attack jets, including B-52 bombers with wing racks laden with cruise missiles, also have been flying to the area on an "air bridge" of tanker refueling aircraft.

They will join more than 200 fixed-wing warplanes stationed at bases in the Gulf states and Turkey.

To carry the fight directly to Bin Laden, special operations units from all the services have been deployed and are on high alert at bases worldwide.

In a message to his sailors' families, Navy Capt. Martin Allard, skipper of the Bataan, warned them not to count on going to Europe to meet the ships at port calls, because "this is not a normal peacetime deployment." "Our movements are classified," Allard said. "It is now time to do our jobs."

The 2,200 troops of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is billed as "special operations-capable," are supported by an array of CH-53 Super Stallion and CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters for rapid movement ashore. They also have with them several fixed-wing AV-8B Harrier jump jets.

As part of what the Marines call the nation's "911 Force," Lt. Col. Jerome Lynes, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Regiment, said his troops were ready for any mission.

"Our motto as a battalion landing team is, 'Bring it on,'" said Lynes, of Bridgewater, N.J. "They will show the world our American resolve."

He said that the Marines' focus "hasn't changed since Sept. 11, but we will carry in our hearts our national loss and stand ready to do something about it."

Below decks, Pvt. Dwayne Howard, a cook, said, "I'm a little nervous. After all, I'm human," but "we'll do whatever must be done, regardless of the mission."

Given the possibility that they might see action, the Marines were grateful for their final training on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, where they coordinated their movements with naval gunfire and air support.

Vieques Training Praised

On Vieques, the site of frequent protests against the Navy's presence, "we were truly able to master our craft," said 1st Lt. Troy Hadsall, air support element officer-in-charge.

"My Marines gained immeasurable experience and now exude the quiet confidence that I expect," Hadsall said. "I tell my guys not to be concerned about the unknown," said Sgt. Robert Guzman, a bulk fuel specialist. "Most of them are 18 and 19 years old, and I'm on my second enlistment," Guzman said.

"It's a bit scary sometimes, not knowing what you'll do tomorrow or the next day," he added. "But there comes a time when you remember why you're here and that is to do a job."

Although the Marines and sailors were primed for any mission, "we may do nothing more than scheduled exercises," Boatright said.

"We're ready for anything and just happy to serve our country," he said.

Original Publication Date: 9/30/01 New York Daily News


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"Bring it on."
1 posted on 09/30/2001 9:35:38 AM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: Walkin Man; COB1; CHIEF negotiator; tet68; Mud Puppy; Teacup; ALL MARINES; MUSTER !!!!
The Marines are going to make more History!!!

COUNT ON IT!!!

2 posted on 09/30/2001 9:43:22 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: Walkin Man
I am proud of these men. I saw a replay of the video of the jet crashes into the towers and my anger is rekindled. I want nothing less than painful death delivered to these people: Often, Lengthwise, and Repeatedly.
3 posted on 09/30/2001 9:43:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Walkin Man
great big bump
4 posted on 09/30/2001 9:44:40 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Lazamataz
Dontchaknow these guys feel the same way.....
5 posted on 09/30/2001 9:46:10 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Walkin Man
Semper Fi!

Go get 'em Devildogs.

6 posted on 09/30/2001 9:46:53 AM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: LadyX
COUNT ON IT!!!

I will cause Uncle Sam's Misguided Children are PISSED OFF!

GO JARHEADS!!

7 posted on 09/30/2001 9:48:38 AM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: Walkin Man
A great big "BRING IT ON" Semper Fi BUMP!!!
9 posted on 09/30/2001 9:49:09 AM PDT by AgThorn
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To: Lazamataz
Who do you want to recieve a painfull death?
10 posted on 09/30/2001 9:51:32 AM PDT by rumblefish71
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To: Walkin Man
Marines, they will teach Osama a hard lesson. Whether he wants to learn or not.

Semper Fidelis.

11 posted on 09/30/2001 9:53:17 AM PDT by LibKill
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To: Walkin Man
I say "Semper fi," to our brave Marines!

GO FOR IT!

12 posted on 09/30/2001 9:54:00 AM PDT by FReethesheeples
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To: Lazamataz

The A-10 Warthog.

(Laz, you still have time to come to the party in New Orleans.)

13 posted on 09/30/2001 9:54:55 AM PDT by blam
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To: Lazamataz
Often, Lengthwise, and Repeatedly.

Oh yeah, don't worry the Devil Dogs are on the way to send Osamma and the Taliban rats to Hell where they belong!

14 posted on 09/30/2001 9:55:00 AM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: Walkin Man
"BRING IT ON!"

"STAND READY!"

"WE'RE STOKED!"

Gotta love these guys!

Leni

15 posted on 09/30/2001 9:55:14 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
LET'S ROLL!!!
16 posted on 09/30/2001 9:56:07 AM PDT by American72
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To: blam

Heheheh

17 posted on 09/30/2001 9:57:16 AM PDT by chemicalman
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To: Walkin Man
Gunnery Sgt. Bert Boatright

Ain't that just a terrific Gunny name? I remember Gunnies that I can see in my mind's eye and believe they must be just salivating over what's to come, hope they still make em like they used to. Semper Fi

18 posted on 09/30/2001 9:58:08 AM PDT by Mahone
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To: chemicalman
Is that you Chemical man? Are you coming to the party?
19 posted on 09/30/2001 9:59:15 AM PDT by blam
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To: Walkin Man
SEMPER FI!!!

Marines always make me DAMN proud to be an American.

20 posted on 09/30/2001 9:59:54 AM PDT by maxwell
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To: MinuteGal
"Now it's the night of the game," he said. "And the varsity is taking the field. We're ready."

Yes, ain't they great? I have always admired the USMC, they are true warriors!

21 posted on 09/30/2001 10:01:09 AM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: Walkin Man
On Vieques, the site of frequent protests against the Navy's presence, "we were truly able to master our craft," said 1st Lt. Troy Hadsall, air support element officer-in-charge.

We are at war. Puerto Ricans are American citizens, with the obligations to the national defense that are the responsibility of American citizens.

Either the Governor of PR rescinds her opposition to the training at Vieques or Bush should have her arrested and the subversives interfering in military excersises imprisoned or shot.

Bush has nothing to lose, there are more PR in NYC than on PR, and 75% vote Jackass anyway.

22 posted on 09/30/2001 10:01:57 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: blam

The B1 Bomber (Hello Osama!)

23 posted on 09/30/2001 10:02:08 AM PDT by blam
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To: Walkin Man
As part of what the Marines call the nation's "911 Force," Lt. Col. Jerome Lynes, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Regiment, said his troops were ready for any mission.
"Our motto as a battalion landing team is, 'Bring it on,'

How apt a description, the 911 force. In the past few wars, conflicts and international altercations, our Marines have been there and done well, but this will be different. This will be PERSONAL, and God have Mercy on our enemies, because these guys certainly will not.

24 posted on 09/30/2001 10:03:07 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: blam
Nope...it isn't me..

The photo is from the DC anti-anti-war protest. Gotta love the sign.

I'm working all day and this evening. Have to keep the gas flowing. Maybe next time.

25 posted on 09/30/2001 10:03:13 AM PDT by chemicalman
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To: Dave Dilegge
Hey Jarhead, did you see this. Oh, and BTW, get some sleep. You earned it for all your efforts yesterday. Just when people were getting impatient because the "Scum Parade" had not started, I would look up and see you trooping the line and keeping the spirits up.
26 posted on 09/30/2001 10:03:28 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: one_particular_harbour
Ping
27 posted on 09/30/2001 10:03:30 AM PDT by riley1992
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To: Walkin Man

9-11-01. Remember.

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28 posted on 09/30/2001 10:03:37 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: blam
DEATH FROM ABOVE

See ya Osama!!

29 posted on 09/30/2001 10:04:50 AM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: Rome2000
Please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Hitlerly Klintoon against the training on the island down there?? Also the Rev. Al if I remember right.
30 posted on 09/30/2001 10:09:50 AM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: chemicalman

Hello Osama. Ask your buddy Saddam about these.

31 posted on 09/30/2001 10:10:02 AM PDT by blam
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To: Walkin Man
Bring me the head of NOSTRADAMUS O'Sodomy bin Laden! !:


Dead Man Walking. . .


Go Ahead Punk! - Make My Day!


O'Sodomy bin Laden's Taliban Headquarters


32 posted on 09/30/2001 10:10:13 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: rumblefish71
Who do you want to recieve a painfull death?

Bin Ladin. Bin Ladin's associates. Any member of any government that supports him. Any American citizen that gives this monster aid and comfort. Any foreign citizen that aids and abets this monster in any way, shape, or form.

Oh, and any liberal. ;^)

33 posted on 09/30/2001 10:12:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Walkin Man
God Bless our brave Marines. Semper Fi!
34 posted on 09/30/2001 10:15:13 AM PDT by The Right Stuff
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To: Walkin Man
...which left Norfolk, Va., Sept. 19 with the sounds of "New York, New York" blaring from the ships' loudspeakers...

Those poor guys. Not only must they risk their lives for our country, they must subject themselves to one of the most horrid songs ever made. Why not "Born in the USA" ? "God Bless America" ? Heck, "Row Row Row Your Boat."

36 posted on 09/30/2001 10:24:22 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: The Right Stuff
The US Marines distinguished themselves early in their history when they fought the Barbary Pirates at Tripoli in 1805, thus ending a century of terrorist predation against the shipping lanes of the world. God blessed them then, and God bless them now.
37 posted on 09/30/2001 10:25:35 AM PDT by ikanakattara
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To: Walkin Man
YOO-HOO Boys --Don't forget to take your SHOTGUNS !!

You know how hard it can be to keep up with those 'suicide sqads' !!

38 posted on 09/30/2001 10:26:04 AM PDT by Crowcreek
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To: Walkin Man
Song Parody: "Hello Mullah, Hello Fatah (Camp Osama)"
39 posted on 09/30/2001 10:27:20 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: rumblefish71
psssssssssst. Rumblefish. I hope you're just being curious, 'cuz as a relative newbie, you don't wanna take on Laz ...

Trust me, I'm with Free Republic, and I'm here to help you

8-)

40 posted on 09/30/2001 10:28:08 AM PDT by Blueflag
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To: SuziQ
The Bataan is part of a three-ship Amphibious Ready Group sailing with the carrier Theodore Roosevelt and its battle group, which left Norfolk, Va., Sept. 19 with the sounds of "New York, New York" blaring from the ships' loudspeakers.

"This will be PERSONAL, and God have Mercy on our enemies, because these guys certainly will not."

I agree and I hope the Marines and all of our Armed Forces give Osama and his rabid dogs as much mercy as the terrorists gave the 6000 still buried under the rubble of the WTC!

41 posted on 09/30/2001 10:28:13 AM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: Walkin Man
God Bless the Marine Corps! Let's kick that animal's ass from here to Kingdom Come...Bring Usama here to stand trial? I don't think so.....He should never set foot in our country....Go Get Him Marines!
42 posted on 09/30/2001 10:31:00 AM PDT by KLT
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To: Lazamataz
I say send them to a speedy death so they get their just reward of 70+ clones of Hillary.
43 posted on 09/30/2001 10:32:50 AM PDT by monocle
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To: monocle
I say send them to a speedy death so they get their just reward of 70+ clones of Hillary.

Just one Janet Reno would stop terrorism forever.

44 posted on 09/30/2001 10:37:57 AM PDT by StealthChild
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To: Cap'n Crunch
God bless them all.
45 posted on 09/30/2001 10:39:21 AM PDT by Disgusted in Texas
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To: Walkin Man
Here's hoping we've heard the last of Vieques protests.
46 posted on 09/30/2001 10:53:46 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: Walkin Man
On Vieques, the site of frequent protests against the Navy's presence, "we were truly able to master our craft," said 1st Lt. Troy Hadsall, air support element officer-in-charge.

"My Marines gained immeasurable experience and now exude the quiet confidence that I expect," Hadsall said. "I tell my guys not to be concerned about the unknown," said Sgt. Robert Guzman, a bulk fuel specialist. "Most of them are 18 and 19 years old, and I'm on my second enlistment," Guzman said.

"It's a bit scary sometimes, not knowing what you'll do tomorrow or the next day," he added. "But there comes a time when you remember why you're here and that is to do a job."

Vieques. Wasn't that the place that Hillary! and DNC Chief Terry McWaffle were trying to shut down a mere few weeks ago? If I remember, they didn't have any viable alternatives and were basically telling the Marine Crops to "eat cake".

47 posted on 09/30/2001 10:55:34 AM PDT by jhofmann
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To: Walkin Man

Lets Roll!

God Bless our military.

48 posted on 09/30/2001 10:58:35 AM PDT by usconservative
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To: Walkin Man
On behalf of 4 little girls, ages 8,6,4,2, who will never again cuddle with their daddy - because he was murdered as he tried to save people at WTC - I say thank you to the US Military with all my heart for the battle they face. My cousin's husband, Vinny Giammona, NYC Fireman, LT. with Ladder Co. 5, will never see his beloved daughters grow up. For all the children who will never kiss their parents again, THANK YOU for standing up for them and defending their future. And to all you anti-war protesters, come to the mass this Wed. in Valley Stream, NY, and look at the faces of 4 little girls who will never ride on their daddy's shoulders again... I dare you
50 posted on 09/30/2001 10:59:58 AM PDT by fredtaps
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