For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an automatic rifleman with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team One, 1st Marine Division (Forward), 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on 21 November, 2010. Lance Corporal Carpenter was a member of a platoon-sized coalition force comprised of two reinforced Marine rifle squads, partnered with an Afghan National Army squad. The platoon had established Patrol Base Dakota two days earlier in a small village in the Marja District in order to disrupt enemy activity and provide security for the local Afghan population. Lance Corporal Carpenter and a fellow Marine were manning a rooftop security position on the perimeter of Patrol Base Dakota when the enemy initiated a daylight attack with hand grenades, one of which landed inside their sandbagged position. Without hesitation and with complete disregard for his own safety, Lance Corporal Carpenter moved towards the grenade in an attempt to shield his fellow Marine from the deadly blast. When the grenade detonated, his body absorbed the brunt of the blast, severely wounding him but saving the life of his fellow Marine. By his undaunted courage, bold fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of almost certain death, Lance Corporal Carpenter reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Pierre Sprey is an aircraft designer, defense analyst, and record producer. Working with John Boyd and Thomas P. Christie, they formed the core of the self-dubbed "Fighter Mafia" advocating the use of Energy-Maneuverability theory in fighter design. This led to the highly successful F-16 that he co-designed. He also created the A-10 Warthog which he admits appears ungainly, but is enormously difficult to shoot down and devastating against tanks and other armored vehicles. Sprey is a staunch critic of the F-35. Despite its $200 million dollar price tag per plane and Vertical Take Off and Landing capabilities, is less agile than the F-16, and flies at altitudes and speeds too high and fast to replace the A-10.
I've been reading your website for 12 years now. First time I've actually had an easy response for the picture hunt. I realize I'm late, so it's probably already been answered (hey, I'm in Phoenix, so it's a big time difference). Interesting fact: the Saguaro cactus only grows in the Sonoran Desert. The course you're looking at is The Boulders Golf Club in Carefree, AZ. It's the South Course, Hole 5 (fairly certain, anyhow). Keep up the site. Still check it daily. Matt
Hi Ernie, As for the what golf course photo, here is the info I think you are looking for. It looks like it is The Boulders Club in Carefree, AZ and that is Hole 1, South Course. Never golfed there, but may have to try now that I know what the wildlife is like around that course. Hole Info (Hole 1, South Course, and even the graphic has the cactus) Here is the hole from above via Google Maps. These other sites all have pics of that specific hole -- one -- two -- three -- but your picture has the best scenery. Thanks for the site Ernie and all you do. Marc
Old and busted: Every death from seasons 1-3 of Game of Thrones. The new hotness: Every death from season 4 of Game of Thrones. The one you're looking for is at 0:56.
Anyway here's a photo challenge, but just to set the stage, this one doesn't involve tits. I was watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade this morning and came to the scene where two ships get pushed together, which was achieved by first cabling the ships off so they would be safe. The ships were moved together while the boats passed between, close enough that one of the boats scraped the sides of the ships. An empty speedboat containing dummies was launched from a floating platform between the ships amid fire and smoke that helped obscure the platform. The stunt was performed twice because the boat landed too short of the camera in the first attempt. Anyway, the two ships are the Tiber and the John W Mackay. Now the Mackay, the ship in the background, I have identified as a long retired cable ship, that used to be a part of the Atlantic Cable Company. The ship in the foreground, the Tiber, I just can't find any info on.
I've always thought her acting was mediocre at best, but as far as sexy voices are concerned, I can listen to Rhona Mitra talk all day.
Arm & Hammer is a registered trademark of Church & Dwight, an American manufacturer of household products. The logo of this brand is a muscular arm holding a hammer. Originally associated only with baking soda and washing soda, the company began to expand the brand to other products in the 1970s using baking soda as a deodorizing ingredient, including toothpaste, laundry detergent, underarm deodorant, and cat litter. The Arm & Hammer brand is one of the longest-running and most recognized U.S. trademarks.
Remember me saying those VZ2008's were going to sell out? Guess what. OUT OF STOCK. Look for more early next week; as they catch up on orders, they make anothe rbatch available. Pick up that sealed 640 round can of 7.62x39 to tuck away, and you'll be ready for just about anything.
For those of you worried how the recent Supreme Court ruling on straw purchases is going to prevent you from buying someone a firearm as a gift; keep your panties from gettiing into a bunch. As expressly noted in the instructions on the Form 4473 for Section 11.a. Actual Transferee or Buyer: For purposes of this form, you are the actual transferee or buyer if you are purchasing the firearm for yourself or otherwise acquiring the firearm for yourself -- for example, redeeming the firearm from pawn or retrieving it from consignment, firearm raffle winner. You are also the actual transferee or buyer if you are legitimately purchasing the firearm as a gift for a third party. In the recent case of Abramski v. United States, the Court ruled in effect that the Virginia man -- a former police officer purchasing the firearm at a discounted price -- was acting as agent for the true buyer, his uncle. By declaring he was the actual buyer on the Form 4473, the Virginia man violated straw purchase law, because in effect he was acting as an agent for his uncle who had provided the funds for the purchase.
But just so that I don't make a post without some sort of enticing photo challenge, tell me something about this sweatshirt. is it 'something-something-wall' and then 'keep the faith'?
the world has fallen in love with mexico's ridiculously sexy world cup reporters