I'm finally getting through the backlog of email from last week. Each of these could warrant a post in their own right. Thanks to all for sending these military stories, editorials and profiles our way.
First, Scott M. sends this great piece written by Col Shaw, USMC - Farewell to the Corps. It's both a critical and faithful look at the status of our military.
Frank D. at He That Shall Live That Day links to a great article about a ROTC Cadet's near meeting with Jesus at Airborne School.
This great story was sent by Darla. Marine Lieutenant who was wounded in Iraq and recovering at Pendleton greets his unit - the men who saved his life - as they return home. The story of the heroism of the Marines that day was featured on Blackfive as Showdown - Part 3.
Tanker Schreiber sends this awesome story about a descendent of Wild Bill Hickock's family and the modern day Cavalry in Iraq. If you ain't Cav....
Tanker Schreiber also sends this interesting article in FrontPage - Of Afghan Girl Schools and American Allies
James at Right Face! posts about a Marine who made the ultimate sacrifice and looks into some other sacrifices the Marine made to be with his Marines.
Jeff Quinton at Backcountry Conservative has a post about Sailors On The Ground In Iraq.
Scott A. sends this excellent NY Times Op-Ed by Nathanile Fick, former Marine Officer - Don't Dumb Down The Military - about Military Personnel Strength issues around a draft or volunteer force.
How about some good news? While not purely military, Arthur Chrenkoff has Part 6 of his Good News From Iraq series and it's worth your time to read.