28 July 2004

More Corpsman stuff

They always talk about the Marines in this picture, but did you know there was a Corpsman here too?  His name was John Bradley, who a few days before had braved enemy mortar and machine-gun fire to administer first aid to a wounded Marine and then drag him to safety. For this act of heroism Bradley would receive the Navy Cross, an award second only to the Medal of Honor. In the picture you can just barely see the tip of his helmet by the pole.

It just goes to show that wherever the marines go, his "doc" isn't far behind.

Anyways, tonights going good.  Not too much action to speak of at work.  The good crew again, with a few others.  We all do our job and go home at night.  My bud let me borrow Robert A. Heinleins "Starship Troopers."  Waaaaayyy different than the movie, toooootally different view.  Well, I'm bored and theres not much to talk about right now, which I see as a good thing.  So everyone take care and dont do anything I wouldn't do.

"The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men."  --Henry David Thoreau