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May 24, 2010

"No Better Friend"

Now that's what I call "soft power":


Sergeant Clifton Shackleford, a security team leader with Bravo Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 6, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) ‘elevates’ the spirits of several local children whom reside in the village outside Combat Outpost Cafferetta here May 10.

Read more about what our Marines are doing.

Posted by Cassandra at May 24, 2010 08:40 AM

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Just what the doctor ordered for a Monday morning!

Posted by: Craig at May 24, 2010 10:46 AM

Ambassadors of good will! These are the stories that make me proud of our servicemen and of my own service.

I remember doing some counterdrug ops in a little South American town 17 years ago. I would stuff my BDU pockets full of jolly ranchers wifey sent from home. I'd run into a child and offer a candy. Out of nowhere, I'd be surrounded by a dozen kids wanting some candy. Gee, ya think I was being watched, or did some candy fuzz-buster go off in town? Anyway, no substitute for some American good will.

Posted by: ziobuck at May 24, 2010 03:39 PM

The Brutality....those Marines. Next thing you know they will be doing other unspeakable things like sharing MREs, renovating buildings, helping with water and electricity projects....not to mention the contribution to dental decay providing candy...balls and dolls to play with when children should be learning...3rd grade drop outs....delinquents....

Oh, the humanity....the humanity!!!!!

Posted by: kbob in katy at May 24, 2010 09:11 PM

Ah yes, the holistic approach to conflict. :-)

Posted by: camojack at May 25, 2010 12:24 AM