Friday, August 14, 2009

I Am A Soldier, I Fight Where I Am Told, and I Win Where I Fight. ~General George Patton Jr.

After an eight-hour firefight against Taliban forces, US. Marines rest in the room of a home that they turned into a command center, in the village of Dahaneh Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Operation Eastern Resolve launched early Wednesday morning with 500 combined Marine and Afghan National Army forces fighting to take control of the city from the Taliban.(AP / Julie Jacobson)


CI-Roller Dude said...

When I was a grunt, when we "walked in the woods" I had a motto.
If you stop walking, no point in standing--sit down to rest.
If you can sit down, you can lay down.
Sleep whenever you can.
Unless you're on guard.
If you're not on guard, you have to trust your battle buddy.

USA_Admiral said...

What an amazing photograph that is.

It stirs my heart.

Mary said...

Absolutely heart wrenching to see these guys totally exhausted and crashing wherever they can find a spot. My prayers are with each of them.


AirmanMom said...

ci roller dude...I truly appreciate your comments!

AirmanMom said...

usa admiral...when I first came upon this photo, it gave me a jolt! I feared the worse, until I read the caption. All new, beautiful meaning!!!

AirmanMom said...

mary...but what would we be without each and every one of them!!! Thank you for stopping by!

Daniel said...

awesome photo Mom