Gung Ho!

Main Entry: gung ho Pronunciation: 'g&[ng]-'hOFunction: adjective Etymology: Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning "work together") adopted by certain U.S. marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gOnghé, short for ZhOngguó GOngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

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Monday, August 15, 2005

CNN: Marines, insurgents tangle on Falluja road

FALLUJA, Iraq (CNN) -- "Ma'am, you know your cameraman is in the kill-zone?" That was just a small reminder of the danger we were in, from a Marine driving the Humvee I was in.

"Yeah, he likes to get just as close to it all as you Marines!" I replied. Then ... bah-boom!

What the military calls "a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device" -- in plain English, a car bomb -- blew up. Right in front of us.



CNN correspondent Alex Quade, right, talks to Gunnery Sgt. Jeff Dagenhart about his mission.

Semper Fi


1 Comments:

At 6:04 AM, Anonymous richard f miller said...

I was embedded with Dangenhart and spent a long night on patrol with him in March. This included random roadblocks, a dozen house-to-house searches and a trip to Abu Grahib. This man is beloved by his men, a passionate Marine and a thoroughgoing professional. Although in constant danger, I somehow felt safer with him than at home in bed. He is the best of our best.

 

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