Sunday strolls with my @howlinharvey ♥️ #casual (fyi... I do 𝙣𝙤𝙩 look like this right now 😂)
Photo by the beautiful @irynashostakphotography, we had the best time touring #Savannah and indulging in #vegan food when she was visiting the city.
2 days ago
Honor those who’ve served 🇺🇸 at Huntington Beach’s Veterans Day Car Show tomorrow from 9 AM - 2 PM. #SurfCityUSA
Second Lieutenant Elliot Ackerman rushed into the open to rescue two wounded Marines. When Amtracs sent for medevac couldn't find him, Ackerman again braved enemy fire to personally lead the vehicles to his position. The next day, when his Marines on a rooftop came under heavy fire, Ackerman ordered them to take cover in the building below, then later covered the rooftop himself. Despite heavy fire and suffering shrapnel wounds, Ackerman marked targets with tracers from a M240G, coordinated medevacs, and pressed the attack. For his heroic leadership and courage, Lt Ackerman was awarded the Silver Star.
Ackerman remained on active duty for 8 years, seeing combat on 5 tours between Iraq and Afghanistan as an infantry officer, MARSOC team leader, and working with the CIA. He is now an award winning novelist.
"...serving as Platoon Commander, First Platoon, Company A, First Battalion, Eighth Marines, from 10 to 15 November 2004. During a ferocious enemy counter-attack in Fallujah, 2ndLt Ackerman twice exposed himself to vicious enemy fire as he pulled wounded Marines out of the open. When the amphibious tractors sent to evacuate his men could not locate his position, he once again left his covered position and rushed through a gauntlet of deadly enemy fire to direct them towards his wounded Marines. On 11 November, 2ndLt Ackerman recognized the exposed position of his Marines on the rooftops and ordered them to seek cover. Shortly afterwards, he personally assumed the uncovered rooftop position, prompting a hail of deadly fires from the enemy. He coolly employed a machine gun to mark targets for supporting tanks, with devastating effects on the enemy. Throughout the battle and despite his own painful shrapnel wounds, he directed tank fires, coordinated four medical evacuations, and continually attacked with his platoon directly into the heart of the enemy."
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Lance Corporal Michael Hanks dragged a wounded Marine to safety, then directed a SMAW rocket into a house, killing 4 insurgents. When a 5th tried to escape, Hanks drew his pistol and killed him too. On 10 November, Hanks watched as two insurgents shot a fellow Marine then tried to run. Hanks exposed himself to heavy fire and killed both insurgents, then carried the Marine to safety, saving his life.
One week later, Hanks again charged into enemy fire while clearing more houses in Fallujah. During one firefight in an enemy stronghold, he was mortally wounded. For his constant heroism and courage, Hanks was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.
"...serving as Fire Team Leader, 1st Platoon, Lima Company, Third Battalion, First Marine Regiment, from 8 to 17 November 2004. While clearing enemy strong points during intense urban combat, LCpl Hanks' team was ambushed and two Marines were mortally wounded. With complete disregard for his own safety, he placed his body toward the enemy and dragged his remaining Marine out of the impact zone. Quickly assessing the situation, he directed a SMAW rocket into the enemy stronghold, eliminating four insurgents. As a remaining insurgent attempted to escape, LCpl Hanks drew his pistol and eliminated him. Continuing the attack, LCpl Hanks came upon two armed insurgents preparing to ambush passing friendly units. He quickly engaged the enemy, killing both insurgents. On 10 November 2004, LCpl Hanks identified two escaping terrorists who had wounded a fellow Marine. He courageously exposed himself to a hail of enemy fire and killed the two terrorists at close range. As heavy enemy fire continued to impact around him, he retrieved and carried the wounded Marine to safety. On 17 November 2004, again disregarding his own safety, he bravely charged into a heavily-fortified enemy position. During the ensuing firefight, LCpl Hanks was mortally wounded."
Happy veterans day to all the men & women who have served our country 🇺🇸. I'm grateful for the experience, the military help mold me into the women I am today. Also grateful for those life long friends, a bond most wouldn't understand. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #veteransday#veteran
1 day ago
Good Monday morning everyone everywhere from Little Rock, Arkansas. Happy Armistice Day or in America Veteran’s Day. This day commemorates the end of World War One 101 years ago today on the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month. Traditionally the red poppy is the symbol of those who sacrificed all during that horrible “War to end all wars.” In America the day is known as Veteran’s Day and honors all veterans who have served in our military. I am proud to say that I am a member of that august fraternity having myself served honorably as a United States Army officer for some twenty years. Pictured is an artistic rendering of a WWI soldier standing in a red poppy field, and me while I was stationed in South Korea one of the many places I served at while on active duty. Please take some time today to thank a veteran for their service to our great nation for freedom isn’t free. #armisticeday#worldwarone#redpoppy#veteransday#militaryservice#armedforces#usarmy#usnavy#usairforce#usmc#uscoastguard#oldsoldier#retiredarmyofficer 🇺🇸 #veteran#patriot #buddhistboy☸️ #gayboy 🏳️🌈
1 day ago
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore! ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Thank You for Your Service. .
For all of my fellow brothers and sisters in arms. Those who have served, are serving, and will serve... Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and your commitment to our country.
#happyveteransday #happyveteransday🇺🇸 #veteransday#veteran#veterans