Theodore's World: Checking in With Our Awesome Troops ~ Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 6th Marines

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March 26, 2010

Checking in With Our Awesome Troops ~ Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 6th Marines

1/6 Marines in Afghanistan USMC

Words of the Marine (mabryusmc) who made the video: "Bits and pieces of released footage I put together to give you a VERY VERY QUICK look into our lives. The Marines in this video are from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 6th Marines. PLEASE NOTE that no one was injured in these videos. H/T Afghanistan


1st Battalion 6th Marines - 1/6 - Home sweet home..... in a pack! Afghanistan USMC Marines

"So after packing my gear I thought about what my father would think if I could show him the gear I have to carry around and live out of for "who knows how long". The people in the states for some reason have this idea of Marines sitting on large bases and eating at these nice chow halls.... have you forgot about the Marines with 1/6 who live in the dirt, dont have wireless internet, dont have showers, no phones to call their loved ones? The gear I show you in this video is the gear that these Marines lives depend on. Some carry more than others... some carry outstanding amounts of ammo, weapons, and grenades.... tons of weight while trying to fight their way through Afghanistan. This isnt Iraq, this isnt Camp Leatherneck.... the Marines of 1/6 are the most bad ass Marines in Afghan right now.


Wild Thing's comment.......

To those that have never served your country, in any of our branches of services. ....... as you watch this... think about how you would live out of a backpack in the mud and cold for weeks on end while carrying a ton of weight.... you think you can do what these guys do?"

Posted by Wild Thing at March 26, 2010 05:47 AM


Thank you so much for posting these Chrissy. It's always good to get a reminder of what these fine young men are doing. My prayers go out to them and their families.

Posted by: Greg at March 26, 2010 08:08 AM

As I always say some things never change. I see the Radio operator still has that damn antenna flopping around. Like yesterday and today, that damn antenna draws lots of attention especially areas where the friendlys are not. One good thing its at least about 6 feet shorter and you don't have to tie the damn thing in a loop to prevent it from whipping all over. But when tied it in a loop then you get caught in all kinds of vegitation. At least its shorter with a built in antenna coupler. Tango kilo Sierra...OUT.

Posted by: Mark at March 26, 2010 01:28 PM

Greg, thank you so much. I agree with you Greg, well said, they really are awesome Americans.

Mark, than you for sharing all of that and how so many things have not changed.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 26, 2010 07:17 PM