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Remember our Heroes – Dean Hawkins

If you don’t know about William Dean Hawkins, you should …

The first to disembark from the jeep lighter, 1st Lt. Hawkins unhesitatingly moved forward under heavy enemy fire at the end of the Betio Pier, neutralizing emplacements in coverage of troops assaulting the main beach positions. Fearlessly leading his men on to join the forces fighting desperately to gain a beachhead, he repeatedly risked his life throughout the day and night to direct and lead attacks on pillboxes and installations with grenades and demolitions

At dawn on the following day, 1st Lt. Hawkins resumed the dangerous mission of clearing the limited beachhead of Japanese resistance, personally initiating an assault on a hostile position fortified by S enemy machineguns, and, crawling forward in the face of withering fire, boldly fired pointblank into the loopholes and completed the destruction with grenades.

Refusing to withdraw after being seriously wounded in the chest during this skirmish, 1st Lt. Hawkins steadfastly carried the fight to the enemy, destroying 3 more pillboxes before he was caught in a burst of Japanese shellfire and mortally wounded.

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November 11, 2006 Posted by | Leaders of the West, The West | 8 Comments

This is our entire civilization

This is brilliant….

Via Dave in Texas, who thinks that women should know their place.

November 3, 2006 Posted by | Humor | Leave a comment

AnalogKid can read the Future update …

So we have a new jack ass on the list … that’s good. I don’t think that it’s really a surprise to anyone. And we have some of the coolest guys to wear the uniform who gave Kerry what for

But who else was warning you about violent squirrels?

“It was a freak thing. It was traumatic,” Dougherty told The Derrick newspaper. “I saw it there on the porch, put the mail in the box and turned to walk away and it jumped on me.”

She said the animal ran up her leg and onto her back.

“I eventually got a hold of the tail and pulled it off me,” Dougherty said.

She is lucky it didn’t use the Force.

“In about 230 years of postal history, I bet it is not the first, but I’ve personally never heard of another squirrel biting,” said Steve Kochersperger, spokesman for the Erie district. 

Huh? What a convoluted sentence … he should work as a Kerry speech writer.

November 2, 2006 Posted by | Jack-Asses | Leave a comment