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Where do they get young men like this?
Lt. Smash ^ | 04/01/03 | Lt. Smash

Posted on 04/01/2003 8:58:10 PM PST by FreeperinRATcage

Martin Savidge of CNN, embedded with the 1st Marine battalion, was talking with 4 young Marines near his foxhole this morning live on CNN. He had been telling the story of how well the Marines had been looking out for and taking care of him since the war started. He went on to tell about the many hardships the Marines had endured since the war began and how they all look after one another. He turned to the four and said he had cleared it with their commanders and they could use his video phone to call home. The 19 year old Marine next to him asked Martin if he would allow his platoon sergeant to use his call to call his pregnant wife back home whom he had not been able to talk to in three months. A stunned Savidge who was visibly moved by the request shook his head and the young Marine ran off to get the sergeant. Savidge recovered after a few seconds and turned back to the three young Marines still sitting with him and asked which one of them would like to call home first, the Marine closest to him responded with out a moments hesitation “ Sir, if is all the same to you we would like to call the parents of a buddy of ours, Lance Cpl Brian Buesing of Cedar Key, Florida who was killed on 3-23-03 near Nasiriya to see how they are doing”. At that Martin Savidge totally broke down and was unable to speak. All he could get out before signing off was “Where do they get young men like this?”.


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L.T. Smash is a reserve officer in the United States Military who has been recalled to active duty and deployed overseas in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. This website is an online journal of his adventures. It is meant primarily for the use of his family and friends, but all are welcome to visit.
1 posted on 04/01/2003 8:58:10 PM PST by FreeperinRATcage
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To: FreeperinRATcage
Semper FI
2 posted on 04/01/2003 9:00:32 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: FreeperinRATcage; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Alamo-Girl; TEXOKIE; Yellow Rose of Texas; FrogMom; ...
Thanks for this post and the link. Wonderful.
3 posted on 04/01/2003 9:02:27 PM PST by amom
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To: FreeperinRATcage
Great story. May convert a few who are only borderline left in the process.
The far left ones might have their heads explode watching that, which is a plus as well.
4 posted on 04/01/2003 9:02:43 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: FreeperinRATcage
AMEN!

MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS THEM ALL!
5 posted on 04/01/2003 9:03:04 PM PST by Quix (QUALITY RESRCH STDY BTWN BK WAR N PEACE VS BIBLE RE BIBLE CODES AT MAR BIBLECODESDIGEST.COM)
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To: FreeperinRATcage
For anyone who may question whether the younger generation still has the American spirit.
6 posted on 04/01/2003 9:03:22 PM PST by Free Vulcan
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To: amom
I've been following this blog for a while now. It is an interesting read.
7 posted on 04/01/2003 9:04:22 PM PST by FreeperinRATcage
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To: FreeperinRATcage
Outstanding. With all my pissin & moanin about looney lefties, I've come to realize that the future of this country will be in the good hands of Marines like these.

Semper Fi...
8 posted on 04/01/2003 9:04:42 PM PST by stylin19a (oh to die peacefully in my sleep like my uncle-not screaming in terror like his taxi passengers)
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To: FreeperinRATcage
My pride and gratitude in being an American is again restored after the darkness of the Clinton Gore years. It is reborn because of the character and respect demonstrated by these young heroes.
9 posted on 04/01/2003 9:06:02 PM PST by eleni121
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To: FreeperinRATcage
Where do they get young men like this?

Very simple answer.

The United States of America. They are our sons and daughters. They are our visiual confirmation of the American spirit...

...of dedication,
...compassion
and bravery.

They are, quite simply, Marines.

10 posted on 04/01/2003 9:06:19 PM PST by rintense (The tyrant will soon be gone... or extremely dead.)
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To: amom
Indeed. What wonderful heroes! Praise God!!!
11 posted on 04/01/2003 9:09:38 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Quix
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy,
let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

This part of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" has alway brought tears to my eyes and I have them now as I post this.

Our troops are marching on,
God is marching on!

12 posted on 04/01/2003 9:11:08 PM PST by sonofatpatcher2 (Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: FreeperinRATcage
God Bless the Marines. Semper Fi.
13 posted on 04/01/2003 9:14:50 PM PST by The Old Hoosier (Send our troops to die in foreign wars, or else you are unpatriotic.)
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To: sonofatpatcher2
i've often gotten teary over that portion, too.

Thanks.
14 posted on 04/01/2003 9:15:25 PM PST by Quix (QUALITY RESRCH STDY BTWN BK WAR N PEACE VS BIBLE RE BIBLE CODES AT MAR BIBLECODESDIGEST.COM)
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To: FreeperinRATcage
WOW
15 posted on 04/01/2003 9:17:16 PM PST by PFKEY
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To: PFKEY
bttt
16 posted on 04/01/2003 9:18:58 PM PST by Hildy
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To: rintense
May Yah be their shield and defence.

I pray this for them: "Psalm 144:1
Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:"
17 posted on 04/01/2003 9:19:10 PM PST by Spirited
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To: FreeperinRATcage
"Where do we get such men? They leave this ship and they do their job. Then they must find this speck lost somewhere on the sea. When they find it, they have to land on its pitching deck. Where do we get such men?"
- Rear Admiral George Tarrant in James Michener's The Bridges at Toko-Ri
18 posted on 04/01/2003 9:20:28 PM PST by Illbay (Don't believe every tagline you read - including this one)
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To: FreeperinRATcage
I ran across this tonight about the first marine to die in this war. It may have already been posted.

http://time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,438626,00.html
19 posted on 04/01/2003 9:21:16 PM PST by valleygal
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To: FreeperinRATcage
where is that box of kleenex?
20 posted on 04/01/2003 9:22:19 PM PST by Cate ((LET FREEDOM RING!!!!))
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To: FreeperinRATcage
It is an interesting read.

Absolutely. I've been over at that site since my last post. Thanks again. V

21 posted on 04/01/2003 9:22:49 PM PST by amom
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To: Hildy
Bump for this great report.
22 posted on 04/01/2003 9:23:46 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: FreeperinRATcage
Got me.
23 posted on 04/01/2003 9:32:39 PM PST by farmer18th
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To: FreeperinRATcage
These young Marines and Soldiers of the Airborne & Armor
Impress the heck outta me...
I thought we were pretty tough in Vietnam..and we were...at least in the delta with the Mobile Riverines
But these kids...they are the real thing...tough as nails..and real pros...very disciplined and even tempererd...frankly they amaze me
Would be very proud to have a kid like these..
God Bless them all
24 posted on 04/01/2003 9:36:56 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: rintense
Well said my friend.
25 posted on 04/01/2003 9:37:06 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked
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To: rintense
The Admiral as played Fredric March at the end of the movie "The Bridges of Toko Ri" remarked about the brave pilots and men, "Where do we get men like this?"
26 posted on 04/01/2003 9:38:41 PM PST by oyez
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To: bentfeather; Jim Robinson; John Robinson; Admin Moderator; kayak; FrogMom; ...
Thought you folks might like to see this one.
27 posted on 04/01/2003 9:41:29 PM PST by amom
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To: FreeperinRATcage; amom
Excellent post!

God Bless our Troops
28 posted on 04/01/2003 9:46:35 PM PST by Soaring Feather (Thanks for the ping, amom)
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To: FreeperinRATcage
Without a doubt, they are heroes and we got them from America. "Home of the Free, Land of the Brave."
29 posted on 04/01/2003 9:50:04 PM PST by tiki
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To: joesnuffy
Would be very proud to have a kid like these.. God Bless them all

Amen

30 posted on 04/01/2003 9:50:16 PM PST by paul51
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To: Alamo-Girl
Amen
31 posted on 04/01/2003 9:52:45 PM PST by amom
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To: All

32 posted on 04/01/2003 11:10:40 PM PST by sonofatpatcher2 (Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: FreeperinRATcage
Thank you
33 posted on 04/02/2003 2:32:37 AM PST by fightinJAG
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To: FreeperinRATcage
And if the Army Or the Navy ever look on heaven's scenes.....they will find the streets are guarded by the United States Marines....


34 posted on 04/02/2003 2:50:33 AM PST by Stopislamnow (Because tomorrow we'll all be dead and won't be able to)
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To: TEXASPROUD
Misty eyed bump.
35 posted on 04/02/2003 2:58:53 AM PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: FreeperinRATcage; All
"At that Martin Savidge totally broke down and was unable to speak. All he could get out before signing off was “Where do they get young men like this?”?"



We come from every corner of the nation and it's territories. And we VOLUNTEER to do what this CNN reporter finds so amazing.
36 posted on 04/02/2003 3:52:03 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: dansangel
(((((ping)))))
37 posted on 04/02/2003 3:54:14 AM PST by .45MAN (If you don't like it here try and find a better country, Please!!)
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To: amom

38 posted on 04/02/2003 4:05:54 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
bttt
39 posted on 04/02/2003 4:13:17 AM PST by twntaipan (FR to Saddam: Next time keep Rather! Please!!!)
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To: FreeperinRATcage
"Where do they get young men like these?"

Simple. For the most part, our nation's youth are still raised with moral's and ethics based on Judeo-Christian values.

Do unto others as you would have do unto you. Short but powerful.

This is why we must fight. This is why we must win.
40 posted on 04/02/2003 4:22:23 AM PST by PigRigger
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To: FreeperinRATcage
To answer the question - where do they get young men like this? They are right in front of us and we see them every day. They are the young men and women in high school that are looking for direction, looking for a challenge, and the right thing to do, but instead our media shows them how to be selfish and unpatriotic. They are the police we see every day that risks their lives for us. They are the firefighters that ran up into death to help people during 9/11. They are called ignorant rednecks whom barely graduated from high school, and yet they maintain the planes, ships, vehicles, and tanks that enable us to move decisively and win our objectives. They are mocked as the ugly Americans, yet always answer the global 911 call whenever another nation in the world is threatened. They are the same men and women that get paid 15 to 20 grand a year, that work 18-20 hour days, that are stationed in forgotten hell-holes of the world, and yet are the most energetic and positive people you want to meet. They are the same people that our educational and media elites sneer at with disdain and yet because of them and what they have done throughout our history, we enjoy a freedom that has never been known in the history of this world. From the boot camper whose job is to maintain military records and also clean out the head to the young Marine becoming old too fast as he fights against madmen in the Middle East hiding behind women and children, these young men and women are patriots and heroes. As long as there is an United States of America, there will always be young men and women like this. I am proud to have served with them and I am proud of them now. I have more respect for them and what they do, then for those who safely sneer at them and bad-mouth this country. May God bless all of them and may He watch and protect them all.

41 posted on 04/02/2003 4:41:00 AM PST by 7thson
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To: rintense
"...They are, quite simply, Marines. And they reflect the goodness, the richness, this magnificent band of brothers, they are the face of America. I am so proud of and so very grateful for these sons and daughters.
42 posted on 04/02/2003 4:41:16 AM PST by yoe
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To: FreeperinRATcage
georgeIII,adolf and others have asked "where do they get men like these?" soddam(in baghdad or some warmer place) is asking it now. we get them from america, always have, always will.
43 posted on 04/02/2003 4:42:15 AM PST by magslinger (Go NAVAIR!)
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To: All
This is a video that was produced to highlight the Navy/Marine Corps Team and will be shown as a trailer in movie theaters nationwide.

High Speed Broadband
http://www.usmc.mil/videos/ef.asf

Low Speed Modem
http://www.usmc.mil/videos/ef_lo.asf
44 posted on 04/02/2003 4:44:56 AM PST by PigRigger
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To: magslinger
I MISSED THAT!! Is there any way to find a replay of that online? Bless our soldiers.
45 posted on 04/02/2003 4:46:20 AM PST by skinnycat6
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To: FreeperinRATcage
Semper Fidelis.
Also, I can tell you where they don't find men like that. That's in places like Ivy League schools, Bezerkley, etc.
46 posted on 04/02/2003 4:54:18 AM PST by JeeperFreeper
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To: photogirl
bump
47 posted on 04/02/2003 5:05:46 AM PST by photogirl (SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!)
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To: 7thson
Thank you for your post. That was beautiful. My heart, prayers, tears, and hopes are with these young people; they are our national treasure. God bless them!
48 posted on 04/02/2003 5:08:35 AM PST by alwaysconservative ("All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
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I wonder why he calls himself "Lt Smash" though. Does anyone else get the reference? (I do)
49 posted on 04/02/2003 5:12:11 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: FreeperinRATcage
Thanks for posting this. I am so very proud! Bump for our men!
50 posted on 04/02/2003 5:15:39 AM PST by submarinerswife
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