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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Injuries Happen

Your second update from the Sunshine State's capital paper: "Local Marine Injured in Iraq":
"It was Marine Cpl. Eric Fletcher's third tour of duty in Iraq and his third injury.

Twice before, the 22-year-old Tallahassee resident had suffered concussions. This time, on March 16th, he was injured from his neck to his Achilles tendon when a grenade went off. A piece of shrapnel lodged in his neck, part of the reason he lost six pints of blood

He has been recovering at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland since Tuesday. Fletcher, who already has undergone several operations, will have at least three more..."
Again, the press gives the administration a pass. This Marine is wounded, not "injured." Injured implies an accident, like a sprained ankle, and this was no accident. And what did Fletcher's wounds buy for America? Why doesn't the Tallahassee Democrat ask that question?


Blogger RTO Trainer said...

You display a woeful ignorance of how the National Guard functions.

Also, likley the paper doesn't ask the question you want it to because it's a straight news story and not an editorial.

Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 9:45:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lurch said...

To be scrupulously fair (yes, unlike the R's) it's quite possible the writer of that article, and the editor, are like most simps in the media and have no frickin clue.

As to the question why Florida has allowed its NG forces to be so brutally and unfairly misused, I'd like to remind you that Charlie Crist, the notorious heterosexual, has not always been governor.

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 1:02:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...


Since I was a mobilization planner on many exercises, I'm sure I understand it better than most. I do understand it on the 05 LTC level. I've also trained NG on several long exercises in several different states. My knowledge is operational.

I'll be writing a posting on this soon.

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 2:11:00 PM GMT-5  

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