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Doug_Remley BS: Marine Message from the Front Lines (235* d) RE: BS: Marine Message from the Front Lines 31 Mar 03


Kat, I don't think Colin was being disingenuous in his remark to the Archbishop; nor, that it was a "sound-byte." He had not participated in the uglier side of war in his first tour. On his second he was a young operations officer for the 11th Light Infantry in Qua Ng Ai province and wanted to see the men on the ground by personally delivering soda rations which had been previously been witheld to sell at rear area clubs. On hearing a unit was deeply involved and running out of ammunition, he personally helped change the load to deliver small arms resupply, landing while medevacs would not. This is not the venue for specifics, but he notes an epiphany in chapter six, the first few pages of his book "My American Journey." The man is erudite, a quick thinker, and honest to a fault. His words were not in service to a political end. I am sure he is not happy serving his present master.




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