In 1998, Elmer Wetzel made his first trip to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. and looked for the names of his buddies from the 196th Helicopter Assault Company.
“I was crying so hard,” Wetzel said.
Amidst the tears, he was able to find the name Vidal Sanchez, Jr. on panel 19E, row 112. Spc. Sanchez was a beloved aircraft repairman who died in a helicopter crash on May 13, 1967. Known for his big smile, he was a fellow member of the Army’s 196th Helicopter Assault Unit after joining from Shiloh, N.J.
Moments later, Wetzel found the name of the friend he new as “Tiny.” On panel 25E, row 16 “Tiny” is listed by his birth name: Randall G. Jacob. Spc. Jacob was killed while securing a perimeter after the crash landing of his Army Chinook helicopter. Tiny was known by his friends as a smart…
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I read about this in the paper the other day and just shook my head…..you’re either in a combat zone or not! Awards already exist for job excellence. More B.S. from the top, they ought to just can the whole idea. Jim
|Another insight into the character of our Phony-in-Chief.
Dishonoring the Corps; Marines in inaugural parade had bolts removed from their rifles
Written By: Bob – Feb. 09.13
David Codrea has revealed that President Obama has so little regard for the United States Marines risking their lives under his command, that they were forced to dismantle their already empty parade rifles for his second inauguration parade. This is nothing less than a slap in the face of the Corps: “Didn’t know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!”
The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show accompanying this article.
This prompted an internet search to see if others had also noticed, and the Blur-Brain blog had.
“The bolts have been removed from the rifles rendering them unable to fire a round,” the post stated. “Apparently Obama’s Secret Service doesn’t trust the USMC. Simply searching each guy to make sure he didn’t have a live round hidden on him wasn’t enough, they had to make sure the guns were inoperable.
Obama doesn’t trust the very men who put their lives on the line to serve their country. I guess it shouldn’t be that much of a shock. Untrustworthy people find it very difficult to believe that other men have honor.