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Heroes are not our war

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Sergeant (then corporal) Dakota Meyer during Operation Enduring Freedom in the village of Ganjgal, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. 15 September Meyer will receive from the hands of President Barack Obama in Washington the Order of Honor, the highest honor of the United States for courage, what will make him the first living marine? honored with this award since the Vietnam War. Meyer was assigned to the 2-8 Training Group engaged in advising the Afghan National Army in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan on the border with Pakistan. He will be awarded for his heroism on September 8, 2009, in Ganjgal, Afghanistan.

The story of the corporal. Rice Lodder (Reece Lodder) Hawaii Marine Corps Base
Removing a platoon of marines and soldiers in the remote Afghan village of 8 on September 2009 from an ambush and fighting off the onslaught of militants, the corporal Dakota Mayer simply reacted as best he could - as he put it - by making a decision "in extraordinary circumstances", "doing what necessary ... whatever it takes. "

Almost two years later, 12 August 2011 The White House announced that the 23 summer sniper of the Marine Corps reconnaissance unit from Columbia, Kentucky, who has since left the marines, will be the first living Marines awarded the Order of Honor in 38 years. Retired Major General Alan Kellogg, Jr. (Allan Kellogg, Jr.) received an order in 1973 for his bravery in Vietnam.

Mayer is the second Marines to receive orders for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Corporal Jason Dunham was awarded a posthumous order for covering the grenade with his body to save two marines in Iraq in 2004. On September 15, at the White House, US President Barack Obama will present an award to Meyer.

"This award belongs to those who gave their lives on this day and to those who were with me in that battle," said Meyer. "I did the same thing that any other marine would have done in my place. I got into extraordinary circumstances and just did my job."

Despite bleeding from a wounded shrapnel with his right hand, Meyer, with the help of colleagues from the Marine Corps Training Group, despite the heavy fire of enemy machine guns and rocket launchers, in the village of Ganjgal provided rescue and evacuation of more than 15 and wounded Afghan soldiers and the bodies of four dead soldiers: Lieutenant Michael Johnson, Sergeants Aaron Kenefick and Edwin Johnson Jr. (Edwin Johnson Jr) and Sergeants 3-s of the Navy article of James Layton (James Layton).

October 7 2009 from injuries received in battle, in the hospital Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC, died Sergeant 1-grade class Kenneth Westbrook.

Risking his life, despite the fact that the medical evacuation helicopter could not land because of heavy fire, Meyer returned to the combat zone five times to evacuate the bodies of dead marines and wounded Afghan soldiers.

“Not a day goes by without me thinking what happened that day,” said Meyer. “I didn't just lose four marines that day, I lost four brothers.”

Bing West, a former Marine officer and combat veteran of Vietnam, described in detail Meier’s actions in his book “The Wrong War” and praised Meyer for taking command of the battle, being only a corporal, the youngest commander in this fight.

West writes that Meyer was to die, but he dominated the battlefield without fear, exposing himself to danger and destroying the enemy with a rifle and machine gun.

“When you leave the perimeter, you have no idea what will happen, no matter what war you fight,” says Kellogg, who lives in Kailua, Hawaii. “As soon as you reach the point of making a decision like:“ I’ll probably die so let's have some fun ”- as soon as you tell yourself you don’t leave, you will fight harder and harder”.

Starting his career with the same regiment from which Kellogg retired in 1990, Meyer served in the 3 battalion of the 3 regiment of the Marine Corps in Fallujah in Iraq in 2007, and at the end of 2008, the bull was honored title corporal.

Before leaving for Iraq, Meyer completed the 10 week-long basic course of sniper marines. He took part in rescue training courses for navy orderlies, where he honed his skills with a variety of weapon systems, such as light machine guns. Meyer also spent some time in the liaison office of his battalion, learning how to cause mortar and artillery fire.

"I have devoted all my life to training the best snipers in the marines," said Meyer. They are a direct reflection of your leadership. If you screwed up in their training, they will be killed on the battlefield. "

In February 2009, Meyer filed a report on sending him to the dangerous province of Kunar in Afghanistan as a mentor for soldiers of the Afghan army as part of the 2-8 Training Group, as a rule, the US special forces are doing this.

"A marine wishing to become a sniper of a reconnaissance platoon should have a lot of self-motivation and determination," said Colonel Nathan Nastase, commander of the 3 regiment of the marine corps and former commander of the Mayer battalion. "Appointment as an instructor in the Training Group attests to the tremendous confidence in the capabilities of the fighter."

Meyer was sent to Afghanistan in July 2009.

“Our task was to train the Afghans so that they could protect their country and ensure their own security,” said Meyer. "Training groups have a huge impact on the outcome of the war."

In the province of Kunar, Meyer and another instructor from the Training Group took detachments from 15 Afghan soldiers to patrol. Since he could speak the local language Pashto, Meyer was often separated from the whole group with his Afghan students.

When his patrol fought for the rescue of another 8 September 2009 ambush patrol, Meyer focused on commanding his students, not on his own salvation and on what he had to do to keep himself and his people alive.

“I lost a lot of Afghans that day,” Meyer said. And I’ll tell you that they were as close to me as the Marines. After all, I don’t care if they were Afghans, Iraqis, Marines and soldiers "It didn't matter. They were in the same shit that I and they just wanted to go home and see their families as much as I did."

Caught in unimaginable conditions, Meyer said that the Afghan soldiers and his sniper training "saved my life" during the battle.

Jacody Downey, a close friend of Meyer from Kentucky, saw his friend turning from a cheerful “booby” ​​in high school to a highly professional marines deeply respecting both commanders and subordinates.

“Dakota has always cared about others more than about itself,” said Downey. "Despite the fact that he is not currently with his marines, he still constantly thinks about them, worries about them and checks how things are with them. He still considers them brothers."

Corporal David Hawkins (David Hawkins) became a marine under the leadership of Mayer.

“Meyer was the perfect leader,” says Hawkins of Parker, Colorado. "He knew everything about his marines - how they respond to any situation, not only at the level of the marines, but also on a personal level."

Hawkins said he was deeply impressed with Meyer’s friend’s care, especially after being injured in Afghanistan last year. Hawkins was seriously injured in a bomb attack on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan 24 September 2010. Four days later, he lay in a completely motionless in a hospital ward, stuffed with shrapnel. After he had not completely withdrew from the anesthesia, the telephone rang. The first to call him was merry Mayer.

“In the Marine Corps, you constantly hear that if something breaks, you have to work to fix it, but you will never see the Marines who would do it,” said Hawkins. "Maier is not such a marine. If he needs to say something, he will say without fear for the consequences. If you need to change something, he will change it."

Hearing his friend will receive the Order of Honor Hawkins was not surprised. In the light of the “characteristic” “country boy,” Hawkins knows that Meyer’s actions were just a manifestation of how he lived and how he behaved.

"Meyer was introduced to the Order of Honor," Hawkins said. "If you have to work with him, you will know why."

Meier completed his active military service last June. He returned home to Kentucky, where he works in the family business.

"Pouring concrete is a bit of a service in the marines," says Meyer. "You wake up in the morning, go to work ... as a task. There are no established standards for how to do this or that work. You just have to go there, make decisions and implement them, and this is like a challenge to the marines. it gets better until you are satisfied with what you have already achieved. "

Meyer is the 86 th living holder of the Order of Honor and he joins a small, elite group of heroes.

“I’m not a hero for anyone — I’m a marine. That's all I am,” he said. "Heroes are still serving men and women and guys who gave their lives for their country. In the end, I went there to do the right things ... and it all boils down to doing the right things ... whatever the cost. That's the way the Marine is. "

When Meyer receives the Order of Honor for what he did in Ganjgal, he assures that he will wear a five-pointed medallion with a blue silk ribbon in memory of his fallen brothers, their families and their marines comrades.

"The Marine is a way of life," said Meyer. These are not just words and this is not only a form - this is fraternity. Brotherhood means that wherever you are, they will come to your aid through fire and water. If you cannot take care of your brothers, what can you do in life "?

According to www.strategypage.com
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  1. sahha
    sahha 11 May 2012 08: 39
    +18
    "On September 15, Meyer will receive the Order of Honor from President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, the highest honor for courage in the United States, making him the first living Marine to receive this honor since the Vietnam War."

    In our country, the Star of the Hero is often given, and it is not clear why and to whom.


    Read more: http://topwar.ru/14282-geroi-ne-nashey-voyny.html
    1. Aleksey67
      Aleksey67 11 May 2012 09: 54
      +16
      So clumsy translation that it’s impossible to read smile I didn’t completely read it, what any nation has heroes knew without this article
      1. DERWISH
        DERWISH 11 May 2012 10: 54
        +4
        indeed, TRANSLATION IS NOT SO LOST THE ENTIRE SENSE OF REPEATING ONE AND SAME FOR SEVERAL TIMES request
        1. revnagan
          revnagan 11 May 2012 22: 45
          +1
          Quote: DERWISH
          TRANSLATION IS NOT ACTUALLY LOST THE SENSE OF REPEATING ONE AND SAME FOR SEVERAL TIMES
          And so the brainwashing is carried out.
      2. Professor
        11 May 2012 11: 06
        +8
        Do not like the translation - read the original: wink
        Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Dakota myers
        1. Aleksey67
          Aleksey67 11 May 2012 11: 10
          +5
          Quote: Professor
          Do not like the translation - read the original:

          Professor, technical translations at your place good
          But this
          Removing a platoon of marines and soldiers in the remote Afghan village of 8 on September 2009 from an ambush and fighting off the onslaught of militants, the corporal Dakota Mayer simply reacted as best he could - as he put it - by making a decision "in extraordinary circumstances", "doing what necessary ... whatever it takes. "

          Risking his life, despite the fact that the medical evacuation helicopter could not land because of heavy fire, Meyer returned to the combat zone five times to evacuate the bodies of dead marines and wounded Afghan soldiers.

          Further post I do not see the point.

          As a request, Professor, could you give an example of the feat of an Israeli soldier or officer. Do not try to discern a "double meaning" in my request, really interesting.
          1. Professor
            11 May 2012 11: 15
            +14
            Well, I'm not a humanist ... feel
            And to honestly translate the army dialogues of Kentucky guys is a lesson on the verge of masochism. You would have looked at the original.
            1. Aleksey67
              Aleksey67 11 May 2012 11: 16
              +5
              Quote: Professor
              And honestly, translating the army dialogues of Kentucky guys is a lesson on the verge of masochism

              You have humor good
              1. Pimply
                Pimply 11 May 2012 14: 08
                -2
                In Israel, a person cannot receive more than one reward in one war. That is, even he performed several feats in the war, he will receive one award. Barak has more such awards, since he actively participated in special operations. There are four insignia - the battalion commander, the divisional commander, the district commander and the chief of staff - which, in essence, are equated with awards, and three medals - for distinction, for courage, for heroism. The number of awards of actually medals of the same value can be no more than two.

                In the link below - a little more detail.

                http://www.waronline.org/IDF/Articles/medali.html

                Here is an example of a girl receiving an award "For Courage", the second in the hierarchy - she saved several people under fire. Former compatriot.

                http://shaon.livejournal.com/144202.html

                He also has at the end of another article about Dr. Marina Kaminsky, also a former compatriot, and awarded for the Second Lebanese.

                http://shaon.livejournal.com/82223.html

                Zvi Gringold, awarded the Medal of Heroism

                http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0
                %B4,_%D0%A6%D0%B2%D0%B8
            2. Sandov
              Sandov 24 May 2012 19: 53
              -1
              Professor,
              Well, what else to expect from the killers. There it is not necessary to reward, but to judge.
          2. Professor
            11 May 2012 11: 41
            +4
            As a request, Professor, could you give an example of the feat of an Israeli soldier or officer. Do not try to discern a "double meaning" in my request, really interesting.


            Offhand, in 2006, the commander closed a grenade with himself and saved his fighters. Posthumously awarded the highest award. I will find material on the topic - lay out.
            Israelis are even more stingy with awards than Americans. For example, in 2008, no one received awards in the battles in Gaza ...

            PS I know for sure that the most "awarded" (4 highest awards) soldier of the IDF is the current Minister of Defense, former chief of staff and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak. He deserved his awards honestly and not yet being such a highly placed person.

            Free hostages
            1. Aleksey67
              Aleksey67 11 May 2012 11: 48
              +2
              Quote: Professor
              Offhand, in 2006, the commander closed a grenade with himself and saved his fighters.

              Thank you, I look forward to the article. Israel is in a permanent state of war. I think that Israeli soldiers and officers have the opportunity to show heroism.
              Quote: Professor
              Israelis are even more stingy with awards than Americans. For example, in 2008, no one received awards in the battles in Gaza ...

              This also says a lot, they didn’t fight for rewards
              Quote: Professor
              I know for sure that the most "awarded" (4 highest awards) soldier of the IDF is the current Minister of Defense, former chief of staff and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak. He earned his awards honestly and not yet being such a highly placed person.

              I regretfully recall our Brezhnev lol
              1. Professor
                11 May 2012 11: 55
                +21
                My favorite little-known photo of Leonid Ilyich laughing
                1. Aleksey67
                  Aleksey67 11 May 2012 11: 56
                  +2
                  Quote: Professor
                  My favorite little-known photo of Leonid Ilyich

                  + + + + + good Hit the Hero Stars on the cloak laughing
                  1. Gamdlislyam
                    Gamdlislyam 11 May 2012 12: 33
                    +1
                    +++++ Hit the Hero Stars on the cloak

                    This is not a cloak, but something like a jacket.
                    And here is a look, yes. Brezhnev was a womanizer from his youth. yes
                    1. Professor
                      11 May 2012 13: 03
                      +4
                      Here is another "anti-Soviet" photograph published in the West.
                      1. Aleksey67
                        Aleksey67 11 May 2012 13: 54
                        +3
                        Quote: Professor
                        Here is another "anti-Soviet" photograph published in the West.

                        Looking at the photo I understand why Onassis chose not Nina laughing
                      2. neri73-r
                        neri73-r 11 May 2012 16: 33
                        +14
                        If this is a mockery, then in vain do you laugh our women endured all the hardships of the war, and what did Jacqueline endure ??? In Nina Khrushchova there is something dear, reliable, kind, decent, whole, and there is no craving for wealth and glory, that is, a golden calf!
                      3. Aleksey67
                        Aleksey67 11 May 2012 16: 58
                        -2
                        Quote: neri73-r
                        our women endured all the hardships of the war, and what did Jacqueline endure ??? In Nina Khrushchova there is something dear, reliable, kind, decent, whole, and there is no craving for wealth and glory, that is, a golden calf!

                        I don’t laugh, Nina is unlikely to be starving, but which of the two of them would your sexual plans spread to? Only honestly .... smile
                      4. saturn.mmm
                        saturn.mmm 11 May 2012 20: 58
                        +5
                        Jacqueline Kennedy was thirty years younger, and even from an aristocratic family.
                        And Leonid Ilyich is a real man, not some kind of ne .... wild. Brezhnev was afraid and respected, no one shook his rights before him.
                2. Yarbay
                  Yarbay 11 May 2012 21: 36
                  +3
                  Brezhnev is still handsome)))))))))))
                  man)))))
            2. Pimply
              Pimply 11 May 2012 14: 16
              0
              Barak has not 4, but 5 awards, but not the highest. One medal "For Distinction", and four tsalash of the Chief General Staff
            3. Sandov
              Sandov 24 May 2012 19: 49
              +2
              Professor,
              Well, what rewards to the killers - you turned down.
          3. saturn.mmm
            saturn.mmm 11 May 2012 20: 23
            +5
            For Alex Andrei, what is not clear here, for example, everything is clear to me.
            And the corporal’s act, in my opinion, really deserves a high award. So, he was noted by the head of state, which became well known and therefore will be a positive example for other fighters.
            And there are heroic examples in the Russian army; most recently, a major saved a soldier by covering himself with a grenade.
            Valor should be respected.
        2. sahha
          sahha 11 May 2012 11: 47
          0
          Professor, what does the record consultant mean in your personal?
          1. Professor
            11 May 2012 11: 50
            +11
            I advise the CIA, Mossad, Mi 6, etc. bully
            Seriously, I check the articles posted on the site for technical mistakes.
            1. Aleksey67
              Aleksey67 11 May 2012 11: 58
              +3
              Quote: Professor
              I advise the CIA, Mossad, Mi 6, etc.

              You have some kind of humor day smile Just a solid positive
            2. sahha
              sahha 11 May 2012 13: 49
              0
              Thank you, I understand, thank you!

              laughing good
        3. Sandov
          Sandov 24 May 2012 19: 47
          +2
          Professor,
          Yes, these heroes of civilization of evil as rabid dogs must be destroyed by the whole world, and not given orders.
    2. YARY
      YARY 11 May 2012 10: 27
      +8
      Me with a device on all of them without exception!
      In general, I am ready to reward all the "oilmen" on earth, and even those who have not yet been born, with all of the existing awards, all over the world - DEATHLY !!!
      laughing bully lol angry
      1. Aleksey67
        Aleksey67 11 May 2012 10: 31
        +2
        Quote: Ardent
        POSTHUMOUSLY!!!

        Andrey, THIS IS FIVE WITH A PLUS !!! good
        1. Aleksey67
          Aleksey67 11 May 2012 11: 00
          0
          In the photo, the "unloading" is cool, ours would be smile
          1. schonia06rus
            schonia06rus 11 May 2012 20: 21
            0
            ours at their own expense buy (((though better
      2. DERWISH
        DERWISH 11 May 2012 10: 58
        +2
        REALLY BECAUSE THE MEETING OF SUCH HEROES OF INSTRUCTING TERRORISTS WHERE ANYTHING ON OUR EARTH AND FOR MUCH KILLED OUR RUSSIANS FOR SMOKING IS LIKELY PROBABLE, IT IS COMPLETELY PROBABLY.
    3. schonia06rus
      schonia06rus 11 May 2012 13: 18
      +4
      less Americans would have such soldiers)
    4. carver
      carver 11 May 2012 15: 18
      +1
      And why should they give out awards to them, and so they only fight for grandmas.
  2. Jungar
    Jungar 11 May 2012 09: 26
    +1
    We have more heroes, so there are more Stars.
    1. sahha
      sahha 11 May 2012 10: 02
      +7
      We really have a lot of Real Heroes.
      But awarding individuals with orders (not only the Star of the Hero) raises doubts about their exploits!
      1. zevs379
        zevs379 11 May 2012 16: 54
        +4
        Quote: sahha
        But awarding individuals with orders (not only the Star of the Hero) raises doubts about their exploits!


        Are you on the order of Judas Gorbachev? Yes, people spit in the soul.
  3. Tatanka Yotanka
    Tatanka Yotanka 11 May 2012 09: 32
    +13
    Well, well, their army has its heroes worthy of respect, I think a soldier who covered himself with a grenade to save his comrades would not scoff at the prisoners, as they’ve got, people like that say, from another test, albeit from the American
  4. vorobey
    vorobey 11 May 2012 09: 34
    +15
    A soldier is a soldier I respect.
    1. 755962
      755962 11 May 2012 11: 57
      +5
      Quote: vorobey
      A soldier is a soldier I respect.

      Briefly and clearly.
    2. Sandov
      Sandov 24 May 2012 19: 59
      0
      vorobey,
      Looking for what you are fighting, these are for loot and oil. I can not respect the Amer de R-mo. wassat
  5. xzWhiteWolf
    xzWhiteWolf 11 May 2012 09: 45
    +1
    What kind of nonsense about the fact that our stars are given is not clear why?
    If several people were given a star, then they will not necessarily tell you why. Do you know how many scouts who work abroad every day received it?
    Do you know how many counterintelligence stars got?
    Perhaps every day people prevent terrorist attacks and simply risk their lives for pennies for the sake of our great country. Just out of a sense of patriotism.
    And from today's youth, you can only hear that the country is being watered with mud. I do not like the country - roll over a hill, no one is stopping you. And if you live in such a wonderful, mysterious and spiritually strong country - respect it and love it.
    Do you think it’s easy to bring such a HUGE country to your feet? Have you already forgotten how in the 90s you paid salaries with different unnecessary crap, and you yourself worked as a loader to bring children something to eat?
    Guys, if you are in a time when your parents brought you everything on a platter and you are still unhappy with this, sorry, you really need to "over the hill".
    In the literal sense, Russia is wounded, bleeding up from their knees, and you all want to get an education for money and immediately after the first salary to buy a Mercedes.
    Appreciate what we have and what will be. Love the Motherland, friends.
    And "American heroes" who go to fight and kill, rape and rob for citizenship, then take pictures with the bodies and mock them, are not heroes, but gangs of the most common criminals. Praise our Heroes, we don't need strangers. For the sake of interest, read the literature and see for what deeds our guys receive a STAR!
    As for the fact that they have heroes, etc., the Americans are essentially not a nation, but even the proportion of Americans in their own army is only 50%.
    1. Baron Wrangell
      Baron Wrangell 11 May 2012 11: 34
      +3
      Quote: xzWhiteWolf
      As for the fact that they have heroes, etc., the Americans are essentially not a nation, but even the proportion of Americans in their own army is only 50%.

      I agree with the latter, what is an American? rabble from all over the world, they worship the golden calf, they have neither history nor real, all wars are for money! and our Russians there are the same, all just for the loot, their ideas are absorbed through SIMI, and we have mother’s milk!
      1. Roman 75
        Roman 75 11 May 2012 21: 35
        0
        Quote: Baron Wrangel
        ... rabble from around the world, they worship the golden calf, they have neither history nor real, all wars are for money!


        Right?
        And this man, Thomas Hudner, about whom here, for example, http://www.sofmag.com/secretary-navy-announces-ddg-116-be-named-thomas-hudner It is told, when he rushed to the aid of the slave, only about the bablos and thought, to see?

        They wouldn’t be dishonored, gentlemen, they were completely patriotic, but at least a little interested in history.
    2. Filin
      Filin 11 May 2012 23: 32
      +3
      xzWhiteWolf
      For fun, read the literature and see for what feats our guys get a STAR!


      I don’t even dare to challenge heroic stars .... BUT ...
      Read how many for ALL the great national was awarded the stars of heroes and how many now. I assure you ... that now there are more heroes. In such a quantity, the very value of this award is belittled. For example, 2 years ago, the hero of Russia received a SHABAN, who saved a flock of sheep from wolves !!!!!!!!!!
      In 2000, my battalion commander offered me an order of courage for $ 300.
      Since the awards are held and how the lists are submitted, I hope you know without me. LLC a lot of undeserved awards. For example, our deputy commander for educational work, who was in Chechnya once for 1 weeks, received an order of courage.
      The number of awards is amazing ...
      Take even Afghanistan and the same Chechnya ... Look at the number of heroes here and there ...... you will be a little surprised. Although the scale is completely different.
    3. Sandov
      Sandov 24 May 2012 20: 00
      +1
      xzWhiteWolf,
      Makarov, maybe Taburetkin?
  6. bulgurkhan
    bulgurkhan 11 May 2012 09: 49
    +4
    Since he could speak the local Pashto language


    When they grind about stupid Americans it becomes funny.
    1. Aleksey67
      Aleksey67 11 May 2012 09: 55
      +5
      Quote: bulgurkhan
      When they grind about stupid Americans it becomes funny.

      I recall Bush ml. and it becomes funny, he confirms Zadornov’s sketches laughing
  7. DEMENTIY
    DEMENTIY 11 May 2012 10: 00
    +8
    Comrades, you practically have nothing to complain about.
    We have heroes who do not hesitate for a long time to give the Nazis, and if you look at the award lists, I think it’s really gray.
  8. Syrdon
    Syrdon 11 May 2012 10: 15
    +4
    The story of this guy reminded me of the story of Forrest Gump))) he also pulled his fellow soldiers out of shelling, each time returning in search of a friend)))
    1. borisst64
      borisst64 11 May 2012 13: 35
      +4
      The film is wonderful by the way, and Forrest is the embodiment of kindness (albeit blissful)
    2. number1
      number1 11 May 2012 13: 44
      +1
      True Forest ran faster))))
      1. vpm
        vpm 15 May 2012 13: 05
        +1
        True Forest was only in the movies :)
  9. Hammer
    Hammer 11 May 2012 10: 29
    +9
    A true soldier, he is of any nationality is respected.
    1. DERWISH
      DERWISH 11 May 2012 11: 14
      +2
      A REAL SOLDIER BATTLE FOR THE EXEMPTION OF HIS MOTHERLAND !!!! AND THIS IS MERCENARIES PERFORMING THEIR WORK FOR MONEY !!!!! THE DOCUMENT OF UMARS TO ITS HEROES ALSO GIVES REWARDS. WAR IS ALWAYS A DISASTER BECAUSE KILES AND WOMEN KILL AND NOT ANYTHING AMERICAN PEOPLE TERRORISTS MORE THAN !!!!!!!!
      1. Pimply
        Pimply 11 May 2012 14: 11
        +3
        That is, you think that our "Afghans", for example, should be showered with shit? Or should the contract soldiers who fought in Chechnya and Ossetia be flogged?
        1. DERWISH
          DERWISH 12 May 2012 14: 01
          +2
          I AM AGAINST WAR IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES !!!! AND I CONSIDER WHO DOES THIS EXPLAITLY EXECUTES PERFORMANCE IN BASICALLY WHO'S POLITICAL AMBITION !!!! BTW, DRA BASED AS A BASIS AND IT HAS RECEIVED AND NOT BECAUSE THE AMERICAN COULD BE THERE FIRST AND INSTALL THE ADVANTAGE BY PRO !!!
  10. sahha
    sahha 11 May 2012 10: 45
    +2
    Quote: xzWhiteWolf
    What kind of nonsense about the fact that our stars are given is not clear why?

    Vladimir, you misunderstood me, I’m not saying that ours the real Heroes got their Hero Star for nothing. I just skimmed a little on the topic of corruption in the field of awards.
    When I served (2001-2003) I (and not only) had the opportunity to buy a real Order of Courage of the first degree, like this request
    1. Filin
      Filin 11 May 2012 23: 37
      0
      sahha
      Vladimir, you misunderstood me, I am not saying that our real Heroes received their Hero Star for nothing. I just skimmed a little on the topic of corruption in the field of awards.
      When I served (2001-2003) I (and not only) had the opportunity to buy a real Order of Courage of the first degree, like this in


      I wrote my comment a little higher and now I just stumbled upon yours.
      In 2000, my battalion commander offered me the Order of Courage for 300 bucks. Medals were even cheaper.
      So I support your comment. It really was like that ...
      1. sahha
        sahha 12 May 2012 00: 17
        0
        It was, it was and there wasn’t much ...
  11. gor
    gor 11 May 2012 10: 46
    -5
    oh well they’re all cowards)))))))))))) don’t give the back one, but stupidly go forward as you are used to it. because you have nothing to say, it doesn’t mean that you respected these soldiers. seen enough on this site and the most daring and strong-willed.
    it’s just that there’s just a few soldiers among you and that’s why all the cowards you think. I saw the statements of the soldiers on this site and I never saw them belittling anyone.
    I will say something different. A true soldier respects his enemy only because he wants to believe that the enemy respects him.
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 11 May 2012 10: 49
      +5
      The Indian killed the bread. How do you know what I believe.
      1. gor
        gor 11 May 2012 10: 52
        0
        Yes, you don’t believe in anything. And who knows, he knows that Americans are a very believing nation and for them the foundations of Christianity is not an empty phrase for them and different scum rarely sneak into their army.
        1. vorobey
          vorobey 11 May 2012 11: 04
          +3
          In a believing nation, sectarians on the sectarian and sectarian are driven by the name of Christ that they only exploit. And about the scum in the army is a moot point.

          In general, you probably know better. I thought about the Indian you are more offended.
        2. Armata
          Armata 11 May 2012 11: 23
          +3
          Quote: gor
          and who knows he knows that Americans are a very believing nation and for them the foundations of Christianity is not an empty phrase

          And which of the Christian faiths do they preach?
          Quote: gor
          a real soldier respects his enemy only because he wants to believe that the enemy respects him

          Why respect? For a photograph with the legs of a murdered, for 16 ruined civilians for no reason? Sorry for her. They are scum. And if there is an 1 hero among them, it’s not an indicator, but it’s more visible.
          1. Sandov
            Sandov 24 May 2012 20: 11
            0
            Locomotive,
            Worse than scum - they are criminals.
        3. Baron Wrangell
          Baron Wrangell 11 May 2012 11: 41
          +5
          Yes, you don’t believe in anything. And who knows, he knows that Americans are a very believing nation and for them the foundations of Christianity is not an empty phrase for them and different scum rarely sneak into their army. [/ quote]

          I wonder what god they are praying for! I don’t want to offend, but in my opinion it’s just a spread of America, Black believes in something, and it’s unlikely! they only believe in grandmas! Most of them, or go to the synagogue, are also Chinese, Indians and Muslims, so whom they believe in! wise guy e to mokorek!
        4. zevs379
          zevs379 11 May 2012 17: 07
          +4
          Quote: gor
          Yes, you don’t believe in anything. And who knows, he knows that Americans are a very believing nation and for them the foundations of Christianity is not an empty phrase


          The Americans you speak of are Protestants - the most man-hating sect. Google their doctrine of faith. If you don’t understand, read it again. (for Muldovans - ask someone to find information about Protestants in Tyrnet) lol
        5. Sandov
          Sandov 24 May 2012 20: 09
          0
          gor,
          And you Amer believe in loot and the golden calf.
      2. Sniper 1968
        Sniper 1968 11 May 2012 10: 56
        +8
        This Romanian Moldovan provocateur. He cannot forgive us for being given a snot in the PMR when they fled to Bucharest. Greetings from 14A !!!
        1. Aleksey67
          Aleksey67 11 May 2012 10: 59
          +8
          Quote: Sniper 1968
          He can’t forgive us for being given a snot in the PMR when they fled to Bucharest. Greetings from 14A !!!

          Sergey, this is what you gave out !!! good This Moldovan girl now, remembering her drape acne covered wassat
          1. gor
            gor 11 May 2012 17: 35
            -1
            as I said, I saw you somewhere under something. Also I found people. Until they cheat someone and feel happy. As for faith, God is one and the main thing not as you call God, but as you believe. have you been shot by priests because they are priests? haven’t you ever given up on God? Are they trying to judge someone else
            1. vorobey
              vorobey 11 May 2012 18: 41
              +2
              You still remember the yoke to us gypsies.

              Better yet, read the gospel of Jehovah.
              1. gor
                gor 12 May 2012 09: 25
                -1
                firstly i am orthodox
                secondly, gypsies are immigrants from India and have no relation to me
                thirdly, who convinced you that you are better than a gypsy and what are you better than a gypsy? and after these words that you are better than a gypsy, see the definition of fascism.
                in the fourth, increase your level of understanding can touch you too
                1. vorobey
                  vorobey 12 May 2012 11: 54
                  +2
                  Quote: gor
                  gor (5) Today, 09:25 new 0
                  firstly i am orthodox
                  secondly, gypsies are immigrants from India and have no relation to me
                  thirdly, who convinced you that you are better than a gypsy and what are you better than a gypsy? and after these words that you are better than a gypsy, see the definition of fascism.


                  You are not Orthodox, but a corrupt serpent.
                  Secondly, since I was offended by the gypsy, I conclude that I got to the point with the Indian. You are an Indian.
                  Thirdly, I am a wild Russian Asian. on which the Indians are trying to merge their inferiority
                  Fourth, repeat paragraphs 1,2,3.
                  1. gor
                    gor 12 May 2012 12: 25
                    0
                    you’re either unwell or you’re lying around. although the first one is preferable. I asked you a question, and if you have something to say, I started diarrhea. I mumbled again and am pleased with myself. I won’t be offended by the gypsies because they are people and I don’t have. well, and if you called me that so it only proves the level of your limitations. why should I take anything from you after that?
                    go drink tranquilizers, or else you’ll completely get paranoid from the coils.
                2. Sandov
                  Sandov 24 May 2012 20: 15
                  0
                  gor,
                  The amers have some kind of itch, climb into the runet and crap.
            2. Sandov
              Sandov 24 May 2012 20: 14
              0
              gor,
              Listen Amer and your conscience is not clear. No nightmares at night. As with enuresis. wassat
    2. revnagan
      revnagan 11 May 2012 22: 59
      +1
      Quote: gor
      I will say something different. A true soldier respects his enemy only because he wants to believe that the enemy respects him.
      We have already seen how the enemy soldiers respect us. We remember the stars carved on the backs of our wounded soldiers. And the "enlightened" respected us when we took Berlin.
      1. gor
        gor 12 May 2012 09: 29
        0
        I didn’t name those who were engaged in soldiers. well, and if you like to be like those who cut stars, do not be surprised that you said so.
        as if nothing better than those who cut
        1. revnagan
          revnagan 24 May 2012 20: 10
          0
          Quote: gor
          you like being like those who cut stars
          please write or quote my words, where am I trying to become like Western democratizers in cruelty? I am simply for destroying the "oil workers" as quickly and humanely as possible. Without torture, I am not a sadist. Just to clear the land of this infection and no cruelty. Nothing personal. , just a dire necessity.
        2. Sandov
          Sandov 24 May 2012 20: 18
          0
          gor,
          Well, the Romanians fought correctly on the side of the Nazis - now everything is clear with your anger.
    3. Sandov
      Sandov 24 May 2012 20: 07
      0
      gor,
      This is not a soldier, but a killer of civilians like this - Amer.
  12. SlavaS
    SlavaS 11 May 2012 10: 49
    +3
    In the photo is Dude, and in the background is his opium garden.
  13. Leisure
    Leisure 11 May 2012 11: 03
    +1
    Well done, did his job.
  14. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 11 May 2012 11: 27
    +2
    A good American soldier is a dead soldier !!!
  15. Panzer UA
    Panzer UA 11 May 2012 11: 38
    +1
    Chi no hero, during the war every second every day committed such feats!
  16. Redpartyzan
    Redpartyzan 11 May 2012 11: 40
    -3
    Since the days of Vyatnam, American mercenaries have not committed feats. It is not surprising, after all, you can die and who will receive the money. And well done fellow let him calmly lay his concrete now.
    1. Professor
      11 May 2012 11: 48
      +6
      Dear materiel, materiel.
      Firstly, a mercenary is someone who fights for a foreign country for money, and they are professionals (in your opinion, it will turn out that Russian officers are also mercenaries).
      Secondly, conscripts fought in Vietnam.
      1. Filin
        Filin 11 May 2012 23: 41
        0
        Professor support ....
        1. zadorin1974
          zadorin1974 12 May 2012 00: 27
          +2
          in Vietnam it was 50/50 - there were volunteers and conscripts, salaries from the Americans and the army wasn’t fanatic, they mainly serve for state guarantees (to whom citizenship is college) and as for the hero, not the hero, why really bother everyone with one filthy broom, it can really normal kid, humiliating strangers, you get used to it, you start to nag your
  17. Sniper 1968
    Sniper 1968 11 May 2012 12: 07
    +2
    Everywhere there are heroes. Hero of the US Heroin Army. Sounds?
  18. taseka
    taseka 11 May 2012 12: 12
    0
    These awards often smell like politics! Like - "but have not been awarded for a long time, by the way, look - pick us one or two candidates!"
  19. AK-74-1
    AK-74-1 11 May 2012 12: 18
    +3
    The article describes individuals committing heroic acts. However, the US leadership is not impressive. Smiled at the last comment.
  20. andrey903
    andrey903 11 May 2012 12: 53
    -1
    And we have our own heroes of Makarov, Voloshin, Ustin, Patrushev
  21. ward
    ward 11 May 2012 13: 39
    0
    Maybe I'm confusing something ... I also rummaged around the network ... here you are specifically driven into such circumstances ... you will have two options ... one of them will die ... and the second will receive the Order of Honor ... then there are, roughly speaking, his commanders valiantly led the whole team into an ambush ... there they shot them all ... Afghans all ... injured ... and here a betman appeared ... I think that after the clash the Taliban retreated ... and a well-hidden warrior began pulling people together in a heap to a helicopter ... the version may be unpleasant for some, but turn on the brain ...
    minus..
  22. dred
    dred 11 May 2012 14: 38
    0
    As they say, there are heroes among Americans.
  23. Rodver
    Rodver 11 May 2012 15: 23
    +2
    A soldier is not a profession, a soldier is a way of life.
  24. Georg Shep
    Georg Shep 11 May 2012 15: 39
    +2
    Yes, a real soldier is a real soldier.
    "Run, run I'm tired,
    And fall in the smoke ...
    I’ll stay alive
    I'll get up and raise my rifle! .. "
  25. SectoR
    SectoR 11 May 2012 18: 20
    +3
    He got well done, so there is a reason ... not only for the homeland, and not for the country, but for the interests of the government ...
    1. Roman 75
      Roman 75 12 May 2012 11: 45
      +1
      Quote: SectoR
      not only for the homeland, and not for the country, but for the interests of the Government


      In my opinion, a brave soldier is worthy of respect, regardless of what army he serves in and what his motivation is.
      1. revnagan
        revnagan 24 May 2012 20: 19
        0
        Quote: Roman-75
        In my opinion, a brave soldier is worthy of respect, regardless of what army he serves in and what his motivation is.
        Dear, do you remember on this site recently there was material about the behavior of our soldiers in the occupied territory of Germany? And to mine in this article the case is described when a German soldier all in awards screams in a carriage to the civilians surrounding him that Russians cannot be allowed into Germany, because after what German soldiers did in Russia, mercy can not be expected. My question is, do you respect this wounded and fascist reward?
  26. IGR
    IGR 11 May 2012 22: 22
    -1
    Respect for corporal. Dali - means earned. We have something different: (quote) Vanka for the attack x ...... in Wed ......, Masha for n ........... - The Red Star.
  27. welder
    welder 12 May 2012 00: 08
    0
    well done corporal .... what else can I say ... a normal kid means
  28. Yarbay
    Yarbay 12 May 2012 00: 54
    +2
    "Pouring concrete is a bit of a service in the marines," says Meyer. "You wake up in the morning, go to work ... as a task. There are no established standards for how to do this or that work. You just have to go there, make decisions and implement them, and this is like a challenge to the marines. it gets better until you are satisfied with what you have already achieved. "

    Here are the important words!
    a real fighter everywhere and in everything should achieve the best possible and should constantly improve !!!
    1. number1
      number1 12 May 2012 01: 01
      0
      Oddly enough, but I agree with you on this
  29. dobry-ork
    dobry-ork 12 May 2012 03: 42
    0
    Wait a minute! Where did such a rank as "corporal" come from in the Tang army? He was never there! There are plenty of sergeants, but no corporal! Or is it a corporal?
    1. Roman 75
      Roman 75 12 May 2012 11: 01
      +1
      Quote: dobry-ork
      Wait a minute! Where did such a rank as "corporal" come from in the Tang army? He was never there! There are plenty of sergeants, but no corporal! Or is it a corporal?


      Translation jambs (Professor, this is by no means pebbles in your garden!)
      The original says there Sgt. (then Cpl.) Dakota Meyer ...that can be translated as Sergeant (then Corporal) Dakota Meyer ...
      1. Professor
        12 May 2012 11: 36
        0
        You see, when I served in the army, I was first an ordinary, then a corporal, and only then a sergeant. In America, between the ranks of the sergeant and the rank and file is a corporal (more appropriate to our junior sergeant). And despite the fact that in the article the hero was a corporal, I like the corporal more - not an ordinary, but not a sergeant. I always had an ear for example when Gilad Shalit was called corporal. Which corporal in FIG? Corporal he.
        1. Roman 75
          Roman 75 12 May 2012 11: 44
          +1
          Quote: Professor
          You see, when I served in the army, I was first an ordinary, then a corporal, and only then a sergeant. In America, between the ranks of the sergeant and the rank and file is a corporal (more appropriate to our junior sergeant). And despite the fact that in the article the hero was a corporal, I like the corporal more - not an ordinary, but not a sergeant. I always had an ear for example when Gilad Shalit was called corporal. Which corporal in FIG? Corporal he.


          I take my words back.
          These are not translation jambs.
          This is just a point of view. Professors It has the right to exist. Indeed, an adequate transfer of ranks, especially when their systems do not coincide so much, as is the case with the Russian, American, and Israeli armies, is hardly possible.
          Yes, and this is not so important, after all. Whoever this guy is, the main thing is that he deserves his reward.
  30. vylvyn
    vylvyn 12 May 2012 04: 03
    +1
    Quote - "Despite the bleeding from the wounded right hand by shrapnel, Meyer, with the help of colleagues from the training group of the Marine Corps, despite the heavy fire of enemy machine guns and grenade launchers, in the village of Ganjgal, rescued and evacuated more than 15 wounded Afghan soldiers and the bodies of four dead fighters "

    They love to embellish in America. I especially liked about the heavy fire from grenade launchers. If we take into account that the Taliban are armed with RPG-7, then heavy fire from such toys and wet places would not leave either Meyer or his group.
    Wow - heavy fire from grenade launchers !!!!! Even Hollywood can not portray this in his highest-budget films.
    1. Roman 75
      Roman 75 12 May 2012 10: 55
      +1
      Quote: vylvyn
      They love to embellish in America. I especially liked about the heavy fire from grenade launchers. If we take into account that the Taliban are armed with RPG-7, then heavy fire from such toys and wet places would not leave either Meyer or his group.
      Wow - heavy fire from grenade launchers !!!!! Even Hollywood can not portray this in his highest-budget films.


      Does the author of this post have problems with the Russian language? Are they bad at school? Understand the phrase heavy fire enemy machine guns and rocket launchers can't the author?
    2. Sandov
      Sandov 24 May 2012 20: 26
      0
      vylvyn,
      Amer and Amer in Afghanistan. lie cheap take laughing
  31. URS7
    URS7 13 May 2012 00: 50
    0
    As I understand it, the order of honor is the order of the senate?
    The American terrorists have already tormented so many people. And this is despite the fact that the Rome Convention, the Declaration of Human and Citizen Rights ... have been in force for half a century ... They have not even ratified these documents !!! And this country is fighting for the ideals of freedom, equality, fraternity ...
    Not guys, I'm not a nationalist, but I can’t stand the imperialists, fascists, chauvinists.
    And such "heroes" need to prepare a gallows, not a medal. Although they are not to blame for anything - this is the system.
    This, as she calls herself "Heiress of Rome", needs to be brought under control.
    And by the way, with the arrival of Americans in Afghanistan in 2003, the volume of heroin increased by 98%. These cattle also terrorize the local population and cover up drug production by the fight against terrorism. It was the same in Vietnam.
    Purely IMHO.
  32. Stasi.
    Stasi. 1 July 2012 17: 03
    0
    Respect and honor to such a soldier, for courage and courage. This is a real hero. Not everyone has the courage to return to shelling to pull a comrade from the battlefield. Although this soldier and Yankees, I pay tribute to his courage.