Skip to comments.There is yet hope
Posted on 11/12/2007 3:09:10 PM PST by roaddog727
There is yet hope for us in this Global War on Terror.
Several weeks ago (mid September), I was down to HQ USSOUTHCOM to do some drill time as an Army Reserve Officer. On That Friday, General Peter Pace, Outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Addressed us all as part of his fair well retirement tour. Southern Command being his last stop at a COCOM (Combatant Command) (General Pace Commanded Southern Command several years ago).
During the course of his address to us, he related an anecdote about a young Marine in Iraq. (General Pace visited the first Platoon he ever commanded). As told by the general, He asked this young Marine if there was anything that he (General Pace) could do for him. The Marine replied, "no Sir, We've got it from here."
This is one of the reasons that there is still hope.
The other reason is from Personal observation by me at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.
I had the opportunity to go to Camp As Sayliyah last week to attend a conference. During my few days stay, I observed the quiet professionalism exhibited by the young Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines stationed there.
In particular, I had the chance to talk to one young Female Soldier. She was very upbeat, enthusiastic about the mission and looked forward to her next duty assignment in the box. (This current assignment was her 3rd deployment is as many years)
Another example was watching all the troops conducting their day to day activities as grownups. No formations (That I observed), just quietly going about their business, getting the mission accomplished.
There is one last thing I would like to relate. I had just finished doing my PT (I ran the Camp Perimeter) and was sitting at a bench having some water and cooling down. Across the yard, heading toward the hooches was a young Female E3 SrA. with an M9 strapped to her leg. She must have been all of 19 years old, and not much bigger than my 14 year old daughter.
As I watched her, she exhibited all the fine qualities of a professional SP. I would not want to have to tangle with her, and in fact, I would put her up against ANY one of any other foreign military and she would likely prevail.
So, there it is and is a source of hope for us all.
Roaddog727, Major, US Army Reserve
Security Police. Perhaps I have the term incorrect as I’m an Army bubba.
I have all the hope in the world, for the troops I serve with.
It’s the pathetic herd animals known as the American Sheep, that will lose the war for us all.
I’m going to make them throw me out @ 30 yrs.
Hey, you could always re-up.......
“Its the pathetic herd animals known as the American Sheep, that will lose the war for us all.”
Them, lead by the traitorous left side of the Aisle.
Inspiring, roaddog. Thank you.
Yeh, that’ll do it. the hearing in my left ear is headding south too. Been around way to much Demo as a youngster without hearing protection.
Star, please ping the Canteeners with this,
All too true. And they will lead the herd, and the nation, to ruin.
I truly don’t know what to expect. I only keep showing up for drill and alerts, hoping for the best.
Bump, and a few pings.
You got it roaddog! And thank you for your service to our country!
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