God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

Good News From The East

A couple stories I found today, courtesy of achmanage, give me some hope that somewhere, out there, still exist the kind of people that I could be really proud to know, because they not only went beyond the call of duty, but showed courage and ingenuity.

Modern-Day Rambo: This guy...wow. Marine Capt. Brian R. Chontosh was leading his platoon when they got caught in a well-coordinated ambush. He ordered his jeep to advance directly at an entrenched enemy position, left the vehicle, and cleared 200 meters of enemy trench, most of it with his M-16 service rifle and 9mm pistol ,and when he ran out of ammo, went through two discarded enemy rifles as well. Semper Fi, Captain...I'm proud to know there are men like you.

Charge Of the Highland Brigade: Land Rovers carrying 20 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders came under attack on a highway. The Highlanders stormed a rebel position, but were quickly ambushed and pinned down. They were outnumbered 5 to 1...bad odds, by any estimation. They radioed for back-up, and then charged 100 rebels in the first bayonet charge in 22 years. Bayonet charge, can you dig...and how did they do? Bodies lay all over the road, and more in a nearby river, 35 dead in all, and 9 captured. The Scots? 3 minor wounds. Mo ghraidhin go deo thu! (that's Gaelic for 'Bravo! Good for you', for the rest of you.)

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