The Green Side
Unless a veteran is willing to trash the President or America the msm pays almost no attention to him or her. Michael Moore may steal a few seconds of video and manipulate the context to use the pain and suffering of our men and women, but that is about all the coverage they can expect. It does not have to be, and should not be, that way.
A reader from Troy, MI recently sent us a link to The Green Side
. The site is "dedicated to the Troops involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In particular, to three Marines involved in the front lines of providing freedom and protection to both the American citizens and the Iraqis. Major David G. Bellon, Major Greg Hallinan, and Captain Joseph V. Cosentino were deployed together in January 2003 and have been involved in front line combat and relief efforts... ". Made up of photos, letters and e-mails this site provides a glimpse into the life our uniformed men and women lead as they fight the war on terror. This series of quotes from "Email from Dave - Nov 19, 04" speaks volumes.
As he was getting triaged, the doctor told him that he had been shot through the arm. Cpl Mitchell told the doctor that he had actually been shot "a couple of days ago" and had given himself self aide on the wound. When the doctor got on him about not coming off the line, he firmly told the doctor that he was a squad leader and did not have time to get treated as his men were still fighting.
The enemy ...actually hid behind surrender flags only to engage the Marines with small arms fire once they perceived that the Marines had let their guard down. I know of several instances where near dead enemy rolled grenades out on Marines who were preparing to render them aid. It was a fight to the finish in every sense and the Marines delivered.
All I can say is that even with everything that I knew and expected from the last nine months, the brutality and fanaticism of the enemy surprised me. The beheadings were even more common place than we thought but so were torture and summary executions. Even though it is an exaggeration, it seems as though every block in the northern part of the city has a torture chamber or execution site.
Every American should read this website and say the Prayer for Our Troops before they retire for the night. If you'd like to leave a few words of thanks and praise for the men The Green Side is dedicated to please do so here.
Major David G. Bellon, Major Greg Hallinan, Captain Joseph V. Cosentino and all the men and women keeping America safe around the globe, we salute you, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.