Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer with President Obama
By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
When you hear what Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer did on the battlefield in remote Eastern Afghanistan, it sounds like some Hollywood war movie gone wild, written by a screenwriter who had to be smoking something. But it’s not.
Two years ago, then Cpl. Meyer, later promoted, was 21 when he ignored orders to play it safe and set out in the dark in a soon to be bullet-riddled Humvee to rescue fellow Marines and Afghan fighters pinned down or wounded by withering Taliban fire that decimated his unit.
Standing by Meyer Thursday, President Obama read the hero’s tale, which just sounded so Super Heroic, some may have wondered, could one Marine do all THAT? To hear him tell it, a young corporal heard Marines radio for help after they were ambushed a mile away, ignored officers’ orders to stay put, that it was too dangerous, and raced into the “kill zone” to haul out the wounded, the bleeding and dying. Not once, not twice…but 5 TIMES. In all Meyer rescued 23 Afghans and 13 Americans. Read the rest of this entry »
From The Bald Truth staff, article courtesy U.S. Navy
He’s exhausted. His muscles ache beyond belief and his body is chilled to the bone. His heart is pumping a mile a minute after having just maneuvered through an obstacle course that would challenge the most agile men.
He knew it wouldn’t be easy, having read articles about “the quiet professionals,” and listened to stories about “the toughest military training in the world” from guys who had gone through the training before him. He tells himself he can make it, over and over again. This Sailor wants to be a U.S. Navy SEAL. Read the rest of this entry »
“The only easy day was yesterday”—-U.S. Navy Seal David Goggins
By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
“The only easy day was yesterday,” says U.S. Navy Seal athlete David Goggins who pushes beyond his limits every day, staying in top shape for races and missions.
We don’t know what SEAL Team he’s on, but be assured, Seal Team 6 team members who took out Osama Bin Laden had to be in top physical shape and mentally focused, like Goggins and his extraordinary training regimin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c) www.artharris,com, all rights reserved
When three Navy SEALS took simultaneous shots at Somali pirates as they bobbed at sea, we learned what just released photos of dead terrorist in Osama Bin Laden’s compound tell us: Navy SEALS don’t miss.
Ignore hype we need to release OBL’s gruesome photo asap to prove he’s dead to quash impending drumbeats of a U.S. conspiracy he’s not. Why doesn’t the Pentagon issue a psy-ops press release that Osama is bunking with Elvis, in a plush safehouse, enjoying 72 virgins and, while the weather is perfect in heaven, hell is hot.
You know they know…especially if they are watching American networks, the support for the troops, The President, lionizing the US Navy SEALS, Obama’s scheduled visit to the memorial for 9-11 victims in New York Thursday, his surge in the polls, no longer on the ropes.
Deep down, as they lie on cots or beds of sand, shaking scorpions out of boots, double checking their AKs, the clock is hitting midnight, and if we listen hard, we just might hear hearts pounding a world away…Even the most cocky and arrogant among them understands there’s a reckoning and is fighting The Fear, fighting Uncle Sandman to stay awake, even as he slips away, clutching his weapon, nodding off into another nightmare ….then bolts upright…Is he wondering:
Did I hear a noise? A helicopter? Are SEALS coming for ME? Is tonight MY night?