Sunday, March 27, 2005

American Heros

Okay, for those of you who haven't heard about the 10 Kentucky National Guard MPs who defeated a much larger insurgent force which attacked a truck convoy, you have got to check this out. Actually, there are reports about it everywhere.

I have spent the last 30 minutes or so watching the available footage, e.g. interviews with the soldiers involved and insurgent video footage of the attack. While they interviewed most of the soldiers involved in the attacks, the interviews with the two female soldiers really made an impression on me, because the girls just couldn't keep a smile from creeping onto their face between questions. One of them kept on cracking up, because of signs someone behind the camera was giving her (either coaching her responses or just clowning her...I don't know).

Anyways, you could tell they were really happy about their actions on March 20th. Real proud. They had these amazing 1000 Watt smiles that kept flashing out.

And I couldn't help but think: "Hey, when are they going to bring out SGT Leigh Ann Hester and a Specialist Ashley Pullen action figures? These are real role models. I mean, how kick a** are they? These women stayed calm in the face of danger, and then in the interviews they almost were like giving a post-game run-down after the Super Bowl, cracking huge smiles. It was a reminder once again, of the truth in Lt. Gen. James Mattis' comment: "it's fun to shoot some people."


Blogger ac blue eagle said...

I saw a story about one of the women, anyway, I think. Good story. I was impressed how professional she sounded by the way. That used to impress me about the young soldiers I met in Vietnam, too.

7:25 PM  

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