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Saturday, September 1, 2012

September is not the greatest month around here

I'm not sure if I shared this here, but my boyfriend's son was a Corpsman killed in Ganjgal, Afghanistan on September 8, 2009.  This was a very controversial battle.  James was part of an ETT, and Embedded Training Team, that was comprised of Army, Marines, and Afghan National Army.  The ETT was ambushed, the Army refused to send in air support that had been promised prior to the mission and 5 men died.  Dakota Meyer was one of James' good friends and the one that went in, against orders, to find him and the 3 other Marines he was missing with.  He found them all, dead and stripped of gear...and then proceeded to get their bodies back to where they could be flown out of there.  Dakota kept the Taliban from getting them and doing God only knows what to desecrate their bodies, and he allowed the families to bury their loved ones with the dignity and honor they deserved.

Part of the actions of those involved were outlined in Bing West's book "The Wrong War", published in 2010.  And now Dakota and Bing West have written a book detailing Dakota's life and that controversial battle.  It will be out September 25.

The next month is going to be a very stressful time in our world.  September 8 will be the 3rd anniversary of James' death.  That's always hard for his family.  And Dakota's book coming out adds an extra bit of stress, since certain people involved in this battle have been trying to make their own buck at Dakota's expense.  I'll be sharing some of that, as I've been actively debunking their lies as they publish them.

I'll also be sharing links to Dakota's book.  Everything Dakota does is to honor those that he feels he didn't do enough to save.  He keeps their memories alive and shares them with everyone he can.  I want to help him do that.  James was an amazing American hero.  He was honored with a Bronze Star with a V for Valor, posthumously, for his actions in that battle.  Sharing him with the world is the least I can do for him.

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