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April 9, 2011

Faith In Action



Bible quotes are written on a helmet of a US Marine of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines Regiment in Garmser, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on March 12, 2011. There are around 140,000 international troops, two-thirds of them from the United States, in Afghanistan fighting the militant Islamist Taliban. (AFP PHOTO/ADEK BERRY)


Joshua 1:9


Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go


H/T Weasel Zippers


19 comments:

Nickie Goomba said...

Amen

WoFat said...

I'm surprised some, higher ranking, politically correct wonk hasn't ordered him to remove the writing from his helmet. Wouldn't want to upset those who hate us, would we?

LoneIslander said...

It's his choice. As long as it doesn't affect his capability to fight then I really don't care.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Watch out, Washington might make him burn his camo-cover.

Gorges Smythe said...

You may be right, Odie, although spotted camo in the middle of a monotone desert may not be much of a loss.

sig94 said...

WoFat - I think the combat personalization of helmet covers is an almost sacrosanct military tradition. But in this man's PC army, who knows?

sig94 said...

Lone - eggsactly. Did you ever see what the Vietnam vets wrote on their covers?

sig94 said...

Odie - if they do, I'll be screaming about it.

sig94 said...

Gorges - I could be wrong, but I believe that is desert camo for the USMC. When you're farther away the effect becomes clearer.

sig94 said...

Nickie - I sent this to my daughter.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

God Bless all our troops!

Teresa said...

Amen! And God Bless all of our troops.

bluey13 said...

Haha that's my corpsman while we were in Afghanistan. He went on every patrol with me. He's a very Godly man. I know exactly where that photo was taken just by the hesco in the background haha

Sarah said...

This is my husband, a Navy Corpsman. He had to go on all of the same patrols as the Marines (since they're actually a branch of the Navy), stood post, and risked his life, right beside his brothers. He was told to get rid of the verse by a higher ranked individual but, true to his faith, he left it on.

When you're in the act of risking your life for a cause that you don't necessarily believe in and want to make it home to your pregnant wife, you should be allowed to show a small act of faith.

Anonymous said...

Nice to know that people will stick to their faith! I admire this corpsman and no doubt he made it home safely! Way to go! Way to stand!Thank you for serving our country well and on the principals on which it was founded!

sig94 said...

Bluey and Sarah - Thank God everyone is well. Thank your husband for his service and his commitment to our Lord. Bluey13 - God bless you for your service.

My daughter returns from Afghanistan in a little over a week. We'll be leaving for Fort Bragg next Saturday.

Anonymous said...

But if there was a muslim with praise alha on his helmet your husband and wives would be greatly offeneded to have him standing a brother in arms.the fact is seperation of church and state that. Miltary is a goverment organzation relgion has no place there. And your lovrd ones signed that paper agreeing to go off to war there was no draft they chose to leave you on their own. So they need to conform to rhe rules, their there by choice and need to follow the rules.

Anonymous said...

And this country was founded on escaping relgiouse persacution not on christinaity people need to understand that.

sig94 said...

Anonymous - the US Army says you are ill-informed as well as wrong. There is a well supported system of chaplains in the US Armed Forces - Muslims, Protestants, Catholics and Wiccans. Religion has an extremely well defined role in the military and has for many, many centuries in every country of the world.