Thursday, December 20, 2012

Salute to Staff Sergeant Pritchard

Nashville dad, and Marine Staff Sgt., Jordan Pritchard stands guard at his children's school. SSgt Pritchard is unarmed.  "What this uniform represents, the hope it brings, is larger than any weapon that I would ever need," Pritchard told the station.

Semper Fi, Devil Dog.
Marines are all over the news lately:
Marine Corporal John Hammer remains in Mexico jail since August for being in possession of an antique shotgun that he registered with U.S. Customs. Mexico's "very stringent gun control laws" will keep Hammer in jail through Christmas, the laws are particularly "as a result of the weapons illicitly purchased in the U.S. and then trafficked into Mexico." Thank you Fast & Furious.

Marines helped clean up after Hurricane Sandy. "They’re storming the beaches! A wave of Marines hit the most hurricane-battered sections of Queens and Staten Island yesterday to bring much-needed assistance and supplies to increasingly desperate residents. Armed with high-powered water pumps and sophisticated surveying equipment, the Leathernecks, aided by Navy sailors, began their attack on floodwaters from Rockaway Beach in Queens to Midland Beach on Staten Island.“It’s what Marines do. They just go running,” said Marine Sgt. Justin Armstrong, who returned from Afghanistan about two months ago." 
A gay Marine Captain recently proposed to his partner at the White House:  "Our first date was to the White House, so I wanted to propose to him there," Phelps told ABC News. "When I got invited to the holiday tour - six months to the day that we had been there on our first date - it was way too much of a coincidence to pass up."
Marines are a pretty diverse group wouldn't you say?!

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