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This blog exists only as an archive. It is a journal that serves as a window into my life as a Marine combat veteran serving in Iraq and Afghanistan; it was written with no filter, no politics and no agenda. Please feel free to follow my journey from beginning to end. Welcome to my life.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pictures from A'Stan!

Jake was able to get an internet connection briefly and was able to send out a couple of pictures.

here is the content:

**Been a while, but I'm doin okay. Livin in a tent for the last (and next) three months with no power or water. Life isn't too bad though, the pics are of my team "The Revolution", if you aren't part of the team, you're part of the problem!!

Rest In Peace
Mike Washington, KIA Afghanistan
Layton Crass, KIA Afghanistan
and all the other fallen brothers
...Vengeance will be ours...


  1. Looks like a bunch of Bad MoFo's.
    Keep the pressure on the Tali. Sounds like they are planning on moving more Marines from Anbar real soon to join the fight.

    Quote the Commandant today:

    "Quite frankly, young Marines join our Corps to go fight for their country," Conway said. "They are doing a very good job of this nation-building business (in Iraq). But it's our view that if there is a stiffer fight going some place else ... then that's where we need to be." He clearly was alluding to Afghanistan.
    Conway said Marines serving in Anbar told him, "There aren't a whole heck of a lot of bad guys there left to fight." Driving through the once-dangerous cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, he said, "Our vehicles seemed to go largely unnoticed as there was much construction and rebuilding taking place."

  2. Cool pics, keep up the good work!

  3. The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 08/28/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

  4. Those are some awesome pics of some awesome young men.

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  6. I am so happy that you guys are on our side! Thank you for defending us!

  7. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

    Today is 9/11 and I'd like to thank Jake and the Revolution for your service to our Country on this sad anniversary. I will never forget.

  8. Keep kicking ass.
    U Rah Rah
    LW '92

  9. I truely enjoy reading your blog.....Thank you for all you do!

  10. Keep up the good work. You and your Marine battle buddies are doing an outstanding job in 'stan. We all miss your excellent blog and hope you are able to resume it upon your return.

  11. Just wanted to say thank you for your service and for protecting our lives in America. I truly understand what your family is going through as we have a son-in-law heading back (for the 3rd time - Maj-Army MP)in a few months. Your pictures and comments are of all of us.

    God speed you - and all your friends and all the soldiers - quickly and safely home to your families and loved ones.

    Go Badgers! (Although I think they decided to switch uniforms with Michigan in the 2nd half.)

    68/96 - one needs to keep learning

  12. Sure hope the lack of recent activity is due only to unreliable power, internet connections, etc. You guys are all heroes. Keep up the good work.

    LJC, (B.S. 1969)

  13. Just to let you know your blog words get around. Still reading.