Sunday, July 30, 2006

A Real Man, A Real American

After hearing from the spineless cowards on the left day after day in the media Galen Wilson reminds me of what a true American warrior is.

RAMADI, Iraq - He was 5 when he first fired an M-16, his father holding him to brace against the recoil. At 17 he enlisted in the Marine Corps, spurred by the memory of 9/11. Now, 21-year-old Galen Wilson has 20 confirmed kills in four months in
Iraq — and another 40 shots that probably killed insurgents. One afternoon the lance corporal downed a man hauling a grenade launcher five-and-a-half football fields away.

During a large-scale attack on Easter Sunday, Wilson says, he spotted six gunmen on a rooftop about 400 yards away. In about 8 seconds he squeezed off five rounds — hitting five gunmen in the head. The sixth man dived off a 3-story building just as Wilson got him in his sights, and counts as a probable death.

"You could tell he didn't know where it was coming from. He just wanted to get away," Wilson said. Later that day, he said, he killed another insurgent.

Sometimes individual gunmen attack, other times dozens. Once Wilson shot an insurgent who was "turkey peeking" — Marine slang for stealing glances at U.S. positions from behind a corner. Later, the distance was measured at 514 meters — 557 yards.

Here is the money quote!

Insurgents "have killed good Marines I've served with. That's how I sleep at night," he says. "Though I've killed over 20 people, how many lives would those 20 people have taken?"

Thanks to Mr. Wilson and those like him we can sleep peacefully at night. Thank you sir.

Hat tip: Power Line


Anonymous Linda said...

Thank you American Warrior and all others like you. Thanks to each of you, we are still a country of freedom. God bless each of you. You are performing a wonderful service for us and our country.

July 31, 2006 9:08 AM  
Anonymous blake said...

Thank you, CJ, for this blog. We need more Galen Wilsons in the military. Those who kill to preserve our freedom are to be admired and commended for their good deeds. After all, war is killing, that's the way it is. God bless them all. Keep the good news coming.

July 31, 2006 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Galen Wilson is a HERO.

August 04, 2006 6:18 PM  

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