posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 07:21 PM
Oohrah RAF Regiment! Sounds a lot like USAF's security forces. I got a few friends in that. Of course I poke fun at them for being fly-boys but they
are 3 of the hardest SOBs I know, so it got my attention when they chose to join USAF security forces.
Nobody wants to answer the last question in my little game *buzzer sounds* too late! The answers are: Jessica Lynch does not fit because she DIDN'T
DO ANYTHING! Look up the citation that John Basilone got on Iwo Jima and compare it to what Jessica Lynch got. Bassilones should sound something like
"transported ammunition across enemy lines, repaired a disabled machine gun, and killed bou-cou Japs". Lynch's has a lot of "never gave up" and
other vague language.
Daly and Butler each had 2 CMHs. Lucy Brewer never recieved an award for heroism, and may in fact be fictional. She is the legendary first woman
Marine. She supposedly disguised herself as a man and manned the fighting tops of the USS Constitution. Marines however ADMIT that she may be
fictional. I've heard no such admission from the Army regarding Lynch.
Jessica Lynch is further distinguished because the situation which gained her fame was the result of BAD CONDUCT (poor care of her weapon) which
reflects the lax attitude of soldiers as compared to Marines, especially in reserve units. Realize that in the good old days of war at sea, even on
pirate ships, poor care of a weapon was A FLOGGING OFFENSE. Jessica Lynch, by all rights, ought to be flogged. (she's just cute enough that I'll
volunteer to do the flogging too).