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Into Infamy: A Marine Sniper’s War – Book Review (UPDATE on Joe Chamblin) November 15, 2017

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IntoInfamyI know Joe Chamblin. He is a very, very solid man and a truly skilled Sniper.  His ‘conviction’ was felt my most to be BS and the result of a POS Commandant that had never even attended OCS, or Bootcamp…that is right..he was a ‘transfer’ from the Naval Academy. Finally, some degree of justice was given!  Joe’s conviction was ‘overturned’. Unfortunately, it cost him his career in the USMC but he is getting closer to justice….for those who don’t know..Joe is one of the Marines who famously (not infamously) urinated on dead terrorists…who would not want to do that!?

In 2012 a video was released that showed US Marine Snipers urinating on dead Taliban fighters.  This 30 second video changed the lives of numerous Marines and was met with “outrage” from the Commandant of the Marine Corps as well as the Sgt Major of the Marine Corps (who was also a Sniper). One of those Marines, Sgt. Rob Richards died in 2015.  Into Infamy is book written by the very platoon commander who was also one of those profiled in the video.  Joe Chamblin is a combat veteran US Marine Sniper.  This book does not talk about the event but talks about the tour that these Marines served in Afghanistan. Most people likely cannot imagine the courage, skill and training it takes to operate as a Marine Sniper.  This book is as raw as it gets.  You will understand first hand what these Marines dealt with on a daily basis and the toll it took on them physically, emotionally, and psychologically.   This book gives a first hand account of the violence and carnage of warfare and the atrocities committed by the Taliban.  For those who rush to judgement on these Marines…read this book. I would challenge any reader to honestly believe they may not have done the same thing.  This book is NOT an attempt to justify any actions and doesn’t spend any time on the actual event.  When you read about the war they were fighting it becomes much more real and understandable how the actions could happen.  Overall….4.5 out of 5 stars!  You can buy at www.IntoInfamy.com or on Amazon.com.

Rudy Reyes (Recon Marine, Marine Scout/Sniper) – Lead Role in Inside Fighter and John Came Home! October 13, 2015

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rudyreyesultimatesurvivalalaskaI am always proud when my Marine brothers and sisters excel!  There are few Marines who have done better than my friend Rudy Reyes. You have likely read about him in the book Generation Kill or watched him in the mini-series of the same name (in which he played himself).  He has also been in Ultimate Survival Alaska and numerous other roles.  Today I learned that Rudy was going to play the lead role in “Inside Fighter” and “John Came Home”.  The film is currently in production and is looking for more funding!  If you are so inclined…think about contributing to the project. Read more about the film here.

50% of profits from John Came Home go to “The Raider Project”  As stated on their website: ”

“The Raider Project is a non-profit organization based out of Holly Ridge, NC. Our mission is to connect with MARSOC and Reconnaissance veterans to help them transition smoothly, peacefully and successfully into the private sector. We do this through PTSD and TBI counseling, unconventional brain treatments for disorders of the brain and central nervous system, short term financial assistance, resume coaching and small business support, get-away retreats and fishing trips as well as community sports programs.”

(DESERTER/TRAITOR) Bowe Bergdahl “traded” by Taliban (UPDATED x2) May 31, 2014

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UPDATED..I have read numerous reports and claims and talked to numerous individuals.  Nothing pains me more than to write that one of our own is a deserter and traitor.  Out of respect for those who served with Bergdahl and, more importantly, those who DIED  searching for Bergdahl, I am updating this post.  I truly believe that Bergdahl left his post intentionally thereby deserting his post and intended to join the the enemy.   Unfortunately, 6 brave soldiers died searching for this traitor.   This post is now a tribute to those brave soldiers…..Rest Easy Brave Soldiers…rest easy…

  • Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen,
  • Private 1st Class Morris Walker
  • Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss
  • 2nd Lieutenant Darryn Andrews
  • Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey,
  •  Private 1st Class Matthew Martinek

The more information that comes out about Bergdahl, the more it appears (to me, anyhow) that he deserted and 5 (or more) soldiers were killed in the search for him.  5 Taliban commanders were traded for his release.  I am going to await further information before removing this post.  Until them, I am grateful an American soldier is home. Today marks a great day.  A Prisoner of War who was captured by the Taliban and held for 5 years has been released in exchange for 5 Taliban prisoners held at Gitmo.  You can read the story here.    Glad to have Sgt. Bergdahl coming back home!…

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