Happy holidays Hard-Chargers!!
Let’s not forget there are United States Marines in country right now, they could be patrolling, taking fire from enemy fighters, or even hating life because a lieutenant/ 1st sergeant could be treating them as if they are still in garrison.
Police calling, passing out knife hands because cammies and haircuts aren’t in regulation.
If you’re a Marine you know what I’m talking about.
I just wanted to say Merry Christmas, I wish you all tons of care packages with socks, gold bond foot powder, ESPN magazines and of course letters and pictures from your loved ones.
As I sit in tropical smoothie 3 days before Christmas, I cant help but to wonder how the men are doing down range. If they are well physically and mentally because both can be hindered in a combat zone as you operate for 7 months.
You don’t get adequate sleep, nor do you get a comfy place to rest your head, at best you get a nice hole that you dig in the ground in order to place you sleeping bag.
Temperatures go from 140′ on average in the day to 80′ at night and I give you my word these feel like freezing temperatures when they dramatically drop.
I want you hard chargers to know that there are a few of us here who respect you highly, we know the sacrifice that you gave as well as what you must endure during training.
I love you all and respect the hell out of you, I sincerely wish you a happy, safe merry christmas, stay hard gentlemen.
Isaac J. Hall II