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    To the families of those killed today in Texas, and the 5 British soldiers killed yesterday by the Taliban in Afghanistan.


    Every day I pray for the safety of all soldiers everywhere to make it safe home to their families, and my heart breaks every time I hear of another death.
     
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    Wow EZ, what is Boot's duty in Afghanistan? What is his, what would be called an "MOS" here? His job, we'll call it.

    He's not infantry, is he?
     
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    My thoughts are with all of them as well.
     
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    Bootneck is a Royal Marine, so that means combat on the ground.
     
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    Amen!

    Love, prayers and condolences to the families affected, as well as to all of Ft. Hood and the US military. What a horrendous attack on US soil by someone who was supposed to be one of our own. :(
     
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    Thanks EZ...

    Its a shame it takes a tragedy like this to make people realize how important our soldiers are
     
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    Are you sure? Is that just the British?

    Because my buddy was a US Marine for 10 years and he spent his entire enlistment in Okinawa shooting the stinger missile, and never saw ground combat at all, even during deployments to theater.

    Well, I should say CLOSE combat. His positions were always pretty secure from he said.

    All Royal Marines are close combat infantry?
     
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    I believe Boot is based in Plymouth, so I'm guessing he's 42 Commando, a light infantry unit.
     
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    OPERATION CORPORATE – THE FALKLANDS WAR

    When Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in April 1982 an amphibious task force sailed within a week, carrying the whole of 3 Commando Brigade, plus 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Parachute Regiment. The CO at this time was Lt Col NF Vaux RM. M Company, with Special Forces backing, first recaptured South Georgia.

    After the main landings on 21 May at San Carlos, the Unit was flown forward to Mt Kent from where it patrolled aggressively, gaining intelligence on the enemy defences. On the night of 11/12 June 42 Commando was one of three Brigade Units taking part in a co-ordinated night attack, with their target Mt Harriet.

    By moonlight, and in freezing temperatures, the Commando moved undetected through enemy minefields in a 9 km right flanking movement to surprise the enemy in the rear. Following a feint by J Company (composed of men from the former Falklands Detachment), consecutive assaults by K and L Companies up the steep craggy slopes, against initially strong resistance, eventually brought success by dawn, a tribute to careful planning, resolute leadership and determined men.

    The Commando took in excess of 300 prisoners, and inflicted a large number of casualties, for the loss of two dead and twenty wounded.

    42 Commando - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    The UK isn't the USA Paulie.

    The Royal Marines is a regiment, its not like here were you have over 200,000 Marines, they have just the 3,000 and they are considered an elite strike force.

    When deployed in country they are there to fight not anything else.
     
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