Thursday, January 18, 2007
This is why I joined the military
H/T Ace of Spades:
"Four Royal Marines flew into a battle zone clinging to the outside of helicopter gunships in a bid to rescue a fallen comrade, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.
Unwilling to leave behind one of their number following a retreat, the commandos strapped themselves to the small stabiliser wings of two Apache helicopters and returned into the midst of a fierce gunfight with the Taliban in southern Afghanistan."
I joined the Air Force because I wanted to protect my country, see the world, get the girl, and most importantly.... to ride into combat strapped to the side of an Apache. I haven't done the Apache thing yet, but at least I know it's possible.
These guys have some serious brass. That's an amazing story.
posted by El Capitan at 10:22 AM
That's an incredible story. It's a shame that we don't hear more stories like that in the media - so everyone can know what the men and women of our military really go through.12:58 PM
Thems some serious cajones.
Imagine you're a jihadi thinking you just gave it to some infidels, then they come back hang'n off frigg'n Apaches. How do you say "Oh shit" in Farsi?
Talk about bringing the fight to one's enemies...
I think they were Texans who infiltrated the British military to show 'em how it's really supposed to be done. How else do you explain brass ones that BIG?