Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dusty Duty


U.S. Marines make their way back to their vehicles in the middle of a sand storm after patrolling a nearby mountain ridge in Bakwa, Farah province, Afghanistan, May 3, 2009. The Marines are assigned to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, the ground combat element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian D. Jones

16 comments:

coffeypot said...

And we complain about a little rain.

AirmanMom said...

How can we complain of anything at all?
excellent comment! Thank you!

Mary Ellen said...

What an amazing photo. God bless these strong individuals!

AirmanMom said...

ME...they are amazing and they endure so much more than we can even begin to comprehend!

Mary said...

AM,

We have nothing in the world to complain about. The men and women who are enduring the hardships are all real heroes. Thanks for reminding us that we are truly blessed.

Blessings,
Mary

AirmanMom said...

mary...comments by those of you who care so very much for our soldiers, make this blog so very special!
I thank you!

Sarge Charlie said...

I was in rain that blinding but I think I was better off than they are, how can we thank them enough for what they do.........

AirmanMom said...

sarge...once again, I do thank you for your service. We must keep our soldiers in our constant prayers and encourage others to do the same! They deserve every prayer, every good thought and every ounce of support!

Reddirt Woman said...

This reminded me about when my nephew was over in Desert Storm. We have a lot to be thankful for and it says a lot that we raise men that will go through assignments like this to keep us free and to help others survive tyranny.

Thanks, AM, for helping us remember.

Helen

AirmanMom said...

helen...a warm thank you to your nephew for his service. Your kind words are deeply appreciated!

Citizen Soldier said...

Well being a soldier myself, I know what they are going through and that is why I do not complain. I know our sevice men and woman have it a lot harder. Thanks Airman Mom for the post.

AirmanMom said...

CS...once again, I do thank you for your service. I also thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

MightyMom said...

yikes

AirmanMom said...

mighty mom...ditto!

D3FC0N said...

Hi!, I'm Mexican and someday I would like to become a Marine Corp sniper, I think Marines are the best soldiers, good persons, dedicated, motivated and brave, tha are just a few of a large list of qualities they have. You may know that doesn't matter the distance or the country we live in, I support Marines!, thanks, greetings =)

AirmanMom said...

d3...our Marines (along with all our branches of the military) deserve our prayers and support. Thank you for stopping by.