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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A knight in DPM armour

Hilary and I were fascinated this week by the story of Jason Thomas, the retired US Marine who grabbed his uniform and ran to help the victims of the World Trade Center attacks, saved two people who would otherwise certainly have died, and then vanished before anyone found out who he was. we heard about his from this TV programme.

I suppose it's inevitable that when US Marines make the news over here it's usually because of something they've done wrong, whether it's pissing on the dead bodies of enemy soldiers in Afghanistan or massacring civilians in Iraq. After all, we have our own Royal Marines if we want stories of heroism. So it's good to see a US Marine getting recognition for doing what they (mostly) do, and for doing it quietly. Semper Fidelis, indeed.

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