Wednesday Heroes

Lance Cpl. Cory Jamieson

Lance Cpl. Cory Jamieson
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Personal Security Detachment, Headquarters and Support Company, Task Force 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, attached to Regimental Combat Team 2

Hippocrates once said, “Art is long, life is short”.

Cpl. Jeremy David Allbaugh lived a short life. But, he was immortalized recently in acrylics by a Lance Cpl. Jamieson who painted a mural in his honor.

“I feel sad because it is for him, but it makes me happy because I can still do something for him,” said Lance Cpl. Jamieson. “I thought about it during the ceremony in the chapel. I looked up at the stained glass windows and I thought ‘I should do something like that'”.

Along with help from family, a fellow Marine and a Morale, Wefare and Recreation manager, Jamieson had the paint and tools needed.

“I would paint eight or nine hours in the gym and time would fly by,” Jamieson said.

Cpl. Jeremy David Allbaugh, 21 years old from Luther, Oklahoma, was killed by a roadside bomb on July 5, 2007 while conducting combat operations in Qaim, Iraq.

“He believed very strongly in what our country’s doing,” said his mother, Jenifer Allbaugh. “They were doing good things over there, and we don’t see that in the news or media. There’s a lot of progress being made. I wish more people would talk to our boys who are in it and not our politicians because they see it firsthand”.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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2 Responses to Wednesday Heroes

  1. Vince Vitale says:

    Every day the media ignores heroes and just goes wild over morons like Brittany & Paris. You can’t buy space on the front page for a Medal Of Honor winner, but make an “I hate Bush” or the “war is wrong & evil” statement or sign and they fall all over themselves to take your picture, put you on the six o’clock news and call you a “hero” for “speaking out against oppression”. I went through a period after Viet Nam when I despised most of this country and all of it’s “leaders”, I feel that same mood coming on me again. What is wrong with us? As a nation we are just passive sheep. Write letters, confront these morons, make noise, annoy people damn it!! I do. Maybe I need to become louder, more annoying and more highly obnoxious to make up for the rampent passivity.

    People like the originator of this blog do things to support and back our troops, she gets in peoples faces, she bugs politicians, she writes and does what she can to hold peoples feet to the fire. She sends packages. She is a throwback to an earlier time when people like her were the norm, now she has become the exception to moronic, passive, sheeplike society that we have become. And she does it because she believes passionatly in what she does and without belonging to a group!

    At this rate you’d better learn arabic and learn which way mecca is located, you’ll be facing that way five times a day shortly!

  2. cavmom says:

    Vince ~ Thanks for your kind words. Sometimes I wonder if I push too hard. But, it seems if we let up on the pressure for a moment the void is filled with the shrill voice of the hate-crowds.

    (and you are never annoying or obnoxious except to those who are much too dim to understand and love ya!)

    Shout loud… Maybe we can wake up a couple allies or bump a few people off the fence.

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