The Dogtag Chronicles

going-cyclic:

Going to work.

feelingfroggyincorporated:

Navy Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy Died June, 2005 Serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Lt. Murphy 29, of Patchogue, N.Y.; assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; killed June 28 while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Coalition forces located his remains while conducting a combat search-and-rescue operation July 4 in Kunar province.

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Murphy was the leader of a four-man SEAL reconnaissance unit that secretly infiltrated into the Hindu-Kush mountains on June 27, 2005. Ambushed on the 28th by overwhelming Taliban forces, Murphy valiantly climbed into the open onto high ground to make an electronic call for rescue. Wounded, he fought on, allowing one member of his squad to escape, before he himself was killed. Murphy’s remains were found during a combat search and rescue operation, July 4, 2005. Lt. Michael Murhpy was awarded the MOH on October 27, 2007. _________________________________________________________FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY AT THE RISK OF HIS LIFE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AS THE LEADER OF A SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE ELEMENT WITH NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE TASK UNIT AFGHANISTAN ON 27 AND 28 JUNE 2005. WHILE LEADING A MISSION TO LOCATE A HIGH-LEVEL ANTI-COALITION MILITIA LEADER, LIEUTENANT MURPHY DEMONSTRATED EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM IN THE FACE OF GRAVE DANGER IN THE VICINITY OF ASADABAD, KONAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN. ON 28 JUNE 2005, OPERATING IN AN EXTREMELY RUGGED ENEMY-CONTROLLED AREA, LIEUTENANT MURPHY’S TEAM WAS DISCOVERED BY ANTI-COALITION MILITIA SYMPATHIZERS, WHO REVEALED THEIR POSITION TO TALIBAN FIGHTERS. AS A RESULT, BETWEEN 30 AND 40 ENEMY FIGHTERS BESIEGED HIS FOUR-MEMBER TEAM. DEMONSTRATING EXCEPTIONAL RESOLVE, LIEUTENANT MURPHY VALIANTLY LED HIS MEN IN ENGAGING THE LARGE ENEMY FORCE. THE ENSUING FIERCE FIREFIGHT RESULTED IN NUMEROUS ENEMY CASUALTIES, AS WELL AS THE WOUNDING OF ALL FOUR MEMBERS OF THE TEAM. IGNORING HIS OWN WOUNDS AND DEMONSTRATING EXCEPTIONAL COMPOSURE, LIEUTENANT MURPHY CONTINUED TO LEAD AND ENCOURAGE HIS MEN. WHEN THE PRIMARY COMMUNICATOR FELL MORTALLY WOUNDED, LIEUTENANT MURPHY REPEATEDLY ATTEMPTED TO CALL FOR ASSISTANCE FOR HIS BELEAGUERED TEAMMATES. REALIZING THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF COMMUNICATING IN THE EXTREME TERRAIN, AND IN THE FACE OF ALMOST CERTAIN DEATH, HE FOUGHT HIS WAY INTO OPEN TERRAIN TO GAIN A BETTER POSITION TO TRANSMIT A CALL. THIS DELIBERATE, HEROIC ACT DEPRIVED HIM OF COVER, EXPOSING HIM TO DIRECT ENEMY FIRE. FINALLY ACHIEVING CONTACT WITH HIS HEADQUARTERS, LIEUTENANT MURPHY MAINTAINED HIS EXPOSED POSITION WHILE HE PROVIDED HIS LOCATION AND REQUESTED IMMEDIATE SUPPORT FOR HIS TEAM. IN HIS FINAL ACT OF BRAVERY, HE CONTINUED TO ENGAGE THE ENEMY UNTIL HE WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED, GALLANTLY GIVING HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY AND FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM. BY HIS SELFLESS LEADERSHIP, COURAGEOUS ACTIONS, AND EXTRAORDINARY DEVOTION TO DUTY, LIEUTENANT MURPHY REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.

SIGNED GEORGE W. BUSH

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For more info on Lt. Murphy:

http://www.navy.mil/moh/mpmurphy/

http://navyseals.com/ns-overview/notable-seals/michael-p-murphy/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_P._Murphy

http://projects.militarytimes.com/valor/navy-lt-seal-michael-p-murphy/958395

Foundations:

http://www.specialops.org/

http://www.navysealfoundation.org/

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The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government and is bestowed on a member of the armed forces who distinguishes himself “… conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States …” Due to the nature of the award, it is commonly presented posthumously.

militaryarmament:

Special Operations team members compete in an unknown distance event over the rugged terrain of Colombia during the Fuerzas Comando competition July 26, 2014. 

saving-livesprn:

victran:

gunsknivesgear:

M-4 with Suppressor.
The M-4 is a compact version of the Vietnam-era M-16.  I have mixed feelings about the M-16 family of rifles.  They are lighter, more accurate and more controllable than AKs.  However, they are inherently less reliable.  The M-16/M-4’s direct impingement system vents explosive gases directly into the receiver, creating a lot of fouling that requires intensive maintenance.  While diehards argue that the M-16/M-4 works well “if properly maintained,” the fact is that in a fluid battle area, downtime for maintenance is often an unaffordable luxury!  

this post is quite cancerous with misinformation from an uneducated perspective of the AR15 platform as a whole. Those who have reblogged this without pointing out the bullshit are doing a disservice to themselves for regurgitating misinformation.
but I guess its a cool picture that the blog ripped from the internet


^ get at it victran

I think the discrimination against the platform started when it was sold to the military as a “self cleaning” rifle which it clearly is not. It fouled in the Vietnamese jungle when not maintained. Now, they are better made and everyone knows to clean it from time to time. But I have been listening to people bad mouth it for decades. Just don’t use CLP, that stuff is crap. I think people using it improperly has increased malfunctions and led to the poor reputation. I have been issued or owned an M16/M4 for over 20 years and in a dozen countries. They don’t need extensive maintenance, just shotgun it, throw down a bore snake and wipe down a few parts. It can be kept in good working order in the desert with 5 minutes every couple days. You can always carve out a few minutes to function check your rifle.

saving-livesprn:

victran:

gunsknivesgear:

M-4 with Suppressor.

The M-4 is a compact version of the Vietnam-era M-16.  I have mixed feelings about the M-16 family of rifles.  They are lighter, more accurate and more controllable than AKs.  However, they are inherently less reliable.  The M-16/M-4’s direct impingement system vents explosive gases directly into the receiver, creating a lot of fouling that requires intensive maintenance.  While diehards argue that the M-16/M-4 works well “if properly maintained,” the fact is that in a fluid battle area, downtime for maintenance is often an unaffordable luxury!  

this post is quite cancerous with misinformation from an uneducated perspective of the AR15 platform as a whole. Those who have reblogged this without pointing out the bullshit are doing a disservice to themselves for regurgitating misinformation.

but I guess its a cool picture that the blog ripped from the internet

^ get at it victran

I think the discrimination against the platform started when it was sold to the military as a “self cleaning” rifle which it clearly is not. It fouled in the Vietnamese jungle when not maintained. Now, they are better made and everyone knows to clean it from time to time. But I have been listening to people bad mouth it for decades. Just don’t use CLP, that stuff is crap. I think people using it improperly has increased malfunctions and led to the poor reputation.

I have been issued or owned an M16/M4 for over 20 years and in a dozen countries. They don’t need extensive maintenance, just shotgun it, throw down a bore snake and wipe down a few parts. It can be kept in good working order in the desert with 5 minutes every couple days. You can always carve out a few minutes to function check your rifle.

proteus7:

Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door 

proteus7:

Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door 

saving-livesprn:

iaintshootinmister:

saving-livesprn:

iaintshootinmister:

tac-tickle:

Sopmod.

Which parts are sofmod exactly?

The stocks for one. But most likely the over rifle specs

Man, for real though, we’re gonna sling around the SOPMOD over a stock? Really? 

Well those are block 2s

saving-livesprn:

iaintshootinmister:

saving-livesprn:

iaintshootinmister:

tac-tickle:

Sopmod.

Which parts are sofmod exactly?

The stocks for one. But most likely the over rifle specs

Man, for real though, we’re gonna sling around the SOPMOD over a stock? Really? 

Well those are block 2s

darknesstomato:

brian-mays-hair-curlers:

frozenfussay:

yggdrasill—:

inedible-you:

I really don’t care what kind of blogs you have, This deserves a reblog

man the last image really got me..

The second to last really killed me.

A simple thing we see frequently on the Internet being put into the perspective of real life.

The last one put me to tears all I can think is my grandpa and how much I miss him

Just wait until you go to college and hear crap that makes you feel like this

itsramez:

caitlinfoster:

Querelle, 2014

How lieutenants see maps.  

itsramez:

caitlinfoster:

Querelle, 2014

How lieutenants see maps.  

teuf-spyder:

I found this story on the innert00bs while harvesting 1911 porn - what an amazing piece of Marine Corps history!

A WW2 Marine’s 1911 from Iwo Jima:

One of the older technicians at work was telling me a story today about a pistol that was in his in laws family.

He tells me that his wifes late father, who was a marine in the battle of Iwo Jima, had brought back his pistol from the war. I’m thinking, ok must be a nice old 1911 model, one that has probably seen more than a few soldiers hands. then comes the rest of the story.

Turns out that the guy’s father in law, had a camera with him in his sack, and had taken some pictures of when they raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi. He submitted his photo, but it was not chosen as the one that is now famous. The family still has this picture hanging in their living room.

A few days after the flag raising, the Japanese attacked the marines, and another fight broke out. As they are in the middle of everything, a Japanese sniper takes a shot at him. The bullet hits him in the right wrist, and hits his gun hanging from his belt. The round, after completely disabling his right hand, penetrates his leather pistol holster, and embeds itself into the slide of his 1911. fragments from the round penetrate through the other side of the holster, and into his leg, injuring him further.
The marine was able to get to the medic, where he was then evacuated to care for his injuries.

So the technician asks me if I would like to see it. After telling him the obvious, he calls his wifes brother and asks if he could bring it up to the shop.

Here are the pictures I took after listening to the same story again from the Marine’s son. (it was a good story, I had no problem listening twice.)
I asked him if he would mind me posting them on here, as long as I blocked out the serial number. He said go right ahead.

Although I had to blur out the serial #, it fell into the early/mid 600,000 range. Found this.
Colt: S/N 450,000 to 629,500 = Oct. 24, 1918 to April 10, 1919

The Marine’s name was Horace Arthur Smith “Arty”. he passed away 3 years ago.”

onemuseleft:

ittlebitz:

starrysleeper:

Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.
There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  
Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.
So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 
Good job Internet.


There are times when I don’t have much faith in people but I never thought the baby wasn’t his. Not just because I know about military leave. (I know a woman that got pregnant on leave) it isn’t because I know that some deployments are shorter than nine months (Bosnia,  Kosovo anyone?) I didn’t think it wasn’t his because despite my lack of faith I find it hard to believe that any woman would be that messed up to come to a homecoming with Jody’s baby and broadcast it like that. There are real things going on in the world, can we stop fucking with a woman that didn’t do anything wrong?

onemuseleft:

ittlebitz:

starrysleeper:

Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.

There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  

Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.

So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 

Good job Internet.

There are times when I don’t have much faith in people but I never thought the baby wasn’t his. Not just because I know about military leave. (I know a woman that got pregnant on leave) it isn’t because I know that some deployments are shorter than nine months (Bosnia, Kosovo anyone?)
I didn’t think it wasn’t his because despite my lack of faith I find it hard to believe that any woman would be that messed up to come to a homecoming with Jody’s baby and broadcast it like that.

There are real things going on in the world, can we stop fucking with a woman that didn’t do anything wrong?

chipertextgui:

thedogtagchronicles:

More ways people contribute to Post Traumatic Stress: Diminishing Service. New post on #dogtagchronicles

Female Engagement Team builds trust, rapport with women in Sangin
The PTS awareness ribbon.

The PTS awareness ribbon.

By Peter Sessum

June was Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) awareness month and even though it is passed we should still time to look at another way…

My life

Anyone that diminishes your pain or service can fuck off. I got your back.

And you can’t even display the flag correctly.

And you can’t even display the flag correctly.

Damn straight

Damn straight

psalmbadillo:

Fucking Moron.

He should have tried to pretend to be Wesley Snipes.

psalmbadillo:

Fucking Moron.

He should have tried to pretend to be Wesley Snipes.