GUN Marine sweeps trench solo. USMC- 20+ Iraqi Rebels- 0

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  1. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    From Fark, thought the Arsenal would appreciate it :coold:

    http://www.lonsberry.com/writings.cfm?story=1400&go=4


    SOMETHING THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE NEWS

    Maybe you’d like to hear about something other than idiot Reservists and naked Iraqis.

    Maybe you’d like to hear about a real American, somebody who honored the uniform he wears.

    Meet Brian Chontosh.

    Churchville-Chili Central School class of 1991. Proud graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Husband and about-to-be father. First lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

    And a genuine hero.

    The secretary of the Navy said so yesterday.

    At 29 Palms in California Brian Chontosh was presented with the Navy Cross, the second highest award for combat bravery the United States can bestow.

    That’s a big deal.

    But you won’t see it on the network news tonight, and all you read in Brian’s hometown newspaper was two paragraphs of nothing. Instead, it was more blather about some mental defective MPs who acted like animals.

    The odd fact about the American media in this war is that it’s not covering the American military. The most plugged-in nation in the world is receiving virtually no true information about what its warriors are doing.

    Oh, sure, there’s a body count. We know how many Americans have fallen. And we see those same casket pictures day in and day out. And we’re almost on a first-name basis with the pukes who abused the Iraqi prisoners. And we know all about improvised explosive devices and how we lost Fallujah and what Arab public-opinion polls say about us and how the world hates us.

    We get a non-stop feed of gloom and doom.

    But we don’t hear about the heroes.

    The incredibly brave GIs who honorably do their duty. The ones our grandparents would have carried on their shoulders down Fifth Avenue.

    The ones we completely ignore.

    Like Brian Chontosh.

    It was a year ago on the march into Baghdad. Brian Chontosh was a platoon leader rolling up Highway 1 in a humvee.

    When all hell broke loose.

    Ambush city.

    The young Marines were being cut to ribbons. Mortars, machine guns, rocket propelled grenades. And the kid out of Churchville was in charge. It was do or die and it was up to him.

    So he moved to the side of his column, looking for a way to lead his men to safety. As he tried to poke a hole through the Iraqi line his humvee came under direct enemy machine gun fire.

    It was fish in a barrel and the Marines were the fish.

    And Brian Chontosh gave the order to attack. He told his driver to floor the humvee directly at the machine gun emplacement that was firing at them. And he had the guy on top with the .50 cal unload on them.

    Within moments there were Iraqis slumped across the machine gun and Chontosh was still advancing, ordering his driver now to take the humvee directly into the Iraqi trench that was attacking his Marines. Over into the battlement the humvee went and out the door Brian Chontosh bailed, carrying an M16 and a Beretta and 228 years of Marine Corps pride.

    And he ran down the trench.

    With its mortars and riflemen, machineguns and grenadiers.

    And he killed them all.

    He fought with the M16 until it was out of ammo. Then he fought with the Beretta until it was out of ammo. Then he picked up a dead man’s AK47 and fought with that until it was out of ammo. Then he picked up another dead man’s AK47 and fought with that until it was out of ammo.

    At one point he even fired a discarded Iraqi RPG into an enemy cluster, sending attackers flying with its grenade explosion.

    When he was done Brian Chontosh had cleared 200 yards of entrenched Iraqis from his platoon’s flank. He had killed more than 20 and wounded at least as many more.

    But that’s probably not how he would tell it.

    He would probably merely say that his Marines were in trouble, and he got them out of trouble. Hoo-ah, and drive on.

    “By his outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty, 1st Lt. Chontosh reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.”

    That’s what the citation says.

    And that’s what nobody will hear.

    That’s what doesn’t seem to be making the evening news. Accounts of American valor are dismissed by the press as propaganda, yet accounts of American difficulties are heralded as objectivity. It makes you wonder if the role of the media is to inform, or to depress – to report or to deride. To tell the truth, or to feed us lies.

    But I guess it doesn’t matter.

    We’re going to turn out all right.

    As long as men like Brian Chontosh wear our uniform.
     
  2. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    sounds like a movie.
     
  3. footratfunkface

    footratfunkface New Member

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    notice how long ago this happened, and we're just now hearing about it.
     
  4. Possum Stomper

    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    that is really cool, but the article is very full of not too subtle rehtoric

    hats off to the marine though :salute:
     
  5. chiadog

    chiadog Guest

    reading is fundamental :mepoke:
    it said he was class of 1991. not it happened on 1991. 228 years of marine pride... well 228th bday of the marines was nov10 2003. it happened sometime between then and now. :uh:
     
  6. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    you're right, reading is fundamental:

    "It was a year ago on the march into Baghdad."
     
  7. Possum Stomper

    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    :rofl:
     
  8. Welsh0913

    Welsh0913 OT Supporter

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    :mamoru: The irony.
     
  9. Aero277

    Aero277 OT Supporter

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    :rofl: :rofl: :Owned: That's hilarious
     
  10. chiadog

    chiadog Guest

    then it wasn't 228 years is it :dunno: :lol: sleep before posting -_-
     
  11. Samcanadian

    Samcanadian OT Supporter

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    Rad story
     
  12. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    :bowdown: What a badass.
     
  13. mvizos

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    It is, but it's not "bump a 4 year old thread" rad.
     
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  14. Kozzy McKoz

    Kozzy McKoz OT Supporter

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    I wonder what perks he was using...fucking cheap ass Iraqis were prob using martyrdom
     
  15. moparman71

    moparman71 New Member

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    He's a member over on Arfcom, goes by Diesel06
     
  16. PC Principle

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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (Motorola Q: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; Smartphone; 176x220))

    Awesome.
     
  17. terrist

    terrist Cowboy President > All other World Leaders

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    This story is still cemented in my mind after 4 years.:bowdown:
     
  18. Paul Revere

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    is that your uncles best friend?
     
  19. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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  20. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    Obviously he was using overkill.



    That guy is a certified badass though. :cool:
     
  21. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    Holy FUCK. If that story is really true, that guy is 100% badass and made of win. He must have been running off a shit load of adrenaline to push him to go that far and succeed.
     
  22. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    must have taken lessons from an elite team fighter. when your rifle is out of ammo, fuck it. throw that shit away.
     
  23. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    Probably why it took so long.

    My guess is he didn't have bandolier (always picking shit up), but most likely extreme conditioning and uav jammer.
     
  24. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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  25. clever_username

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    i remember reading about this shit and thinking "why the fuck has he not got the MOH yet?"
     

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